“Hey you, come ‘ere, get up. Ahh, this is the era where everybody creates!” – Patti Smith
And since it’s “Free Friday” at the DIA for Detroit residents, I took a free stroll through it’s halls post-rally. And I gotta say: At a time when it seems everyone in Detroit is an artist – whether you’re actually painting something, designing logos, starting a restaurant, building an app, rehabbing buildings, or cultivating urban farms – it seems uber important to preserve the grandeur of the DIA, because, I would reckon, never has one been more primed to do what they do best, here in Detroit, than after completely devouring a wall full of Dali.
And BTW: It is “Mustache Weekend” at the DIA to celebrate Salvador Dalí, whose painting—Soft Construction with Boiled Beans—is currently on view in the DIA’s exhibition Five Spanish Masterpieces. Come donning your real one, or ladies, in an era when the mooostache has seen quite the comeback, a fake one shouldn’t be hard to find.