I have always admired the work of Paul Gauguin. Perhaps one of his best known paintings, "The Yellow Christ" belongs to the permanent collection of this museum. Happy to see this work in person however the glass and viewing environment made close observation somewhat difficult. Other favorites include works by Milton Avery and Chaim Soutine.
Favorites include works by El Greco, Henri Matisse, Kees Van Dongen, John Currin and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
The Detroit Institute of Art collection is in one word, incredible. From the great Old Masters to the contemporaries some of the best can be found at the DIA. I grew up outside of Detroit and had the opportunity to regularly visit the DIA. These visits were highly influential in my work. The DIA and Detroit need your support. Here are some of my favorites. Please check out http://blogs.artinfo.com/modernartnotes/ for more highlights of the collection and to learn about "A Day for Detroit". Also here,
Collection of post-impressionism and modernism as well as Maine Art.
Marsden Hartley's work,
An exceptional collection including artist designed bathrooms.
Collection of contemporary and early 20th century art.