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The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is bringing one of Vincent van Gogh’s most famous paintings from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris to its gallery walls. Van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles will be on view from Feb. 19 - May 28. It will be displayed in the Dutch galleries along with three other Van Gogh paintings owned by the DIA. 5200 Woodward, Detroit; 313-833-7900,


The Anton Art Center

The 40th Michigan Annual exhibition is on display in the Main Galleries, with a special exhibition housed in the adjoining Boll History Gallery. Through Feb. 24.

125 Macomb Place, Mount Clemens; 586-469-8666;


Ariana Gallery

• The Valentine’s Day exhibition entails things that are about love, including paintings and glasswork made with a Valentine’s Day theme. Feb. 1-15.

• Contemporary and traditional African art will be on display for a Black History Month exhibition. Opening reception 6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 17. Runs through Mar. 17

119 S. Main St., Royal Oak; 248-546-8810;


Art Gallery of Windsor (AGW)

• The first in a three-part series, Border Cultures: Part One (homes, land) examines the notions of national boundaries through contemporary art. Through March 31.

The Border Bookmobile Public Archive and Reading Room is an archive of books, art projects, videos, and other forms of media on the history of the Windsor-Detroit area. Through March 31.

401 Riverside Dr. W., Windsor; 519-977-0013,



The first in a two-part series, 30x30 — Artcite 30th Anniversary Show features current works by 15 select artists who have previously hosted exhibitions at the gallery. Through March 2.

109 University Ave. W., Windsor; 519-977-6564;


Biddle Gallery

Made in the Mitten is the gallery’s ongoing exhibit featuring paintings, pottery, glass, jewelry, ceramics, furniture, and home and fashion accessories by more than 100 Michigan artists.

2840 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte; 734-281-4779,


Cranbrook Art Museum

From Here to There: Alec Soth’s America is a collective of Soth’s contemporary photography from the last 15 years, focusing specifically on his work made in the United States. Through March 30.

39221 Woodward, Bloomfield Hills; 248-645-3300;


Detroit Artists Market

The DAM Design Show explores the creative process of design from all perspectives. Designers are tasked with creating functional and artistic pieces while giving an intimate look at how inspiration becomes art. Through Feb. 16

4719 Woodward, Detroit; 313-832-8540,


Detroit Institute of Arts

• In Hidden Treasures: An Experiment, visitors will vote on their favorite stories about eight works that have been in storage. Through March 3.

• Photographers from Germany, France, and Detroit display their work for the Motor City Muse: Detroit Photographs, Then and Now exhibit, capturing the city’s changing landscape and culture, the auto industry, and the people of Detroit. Through June 16.

No admission fee for residents of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties. Others: $8 adults; $6 seniors; $4 youth 6-17; under 5 free. (Special exhibit fees may apply for all.) 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Thu., 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun., closed Mon.

5200 Woodward, Detroit; 313-833-7900;


Elaine L. Jacob Gallery

• Utilitarian objects (covers, containers, and supports) are on display in When Art Works: African Utilitarian Objects from the Faxon Collection. The objects featured were once used in African homes, workshops, and religious shrines. Through Feb. 8.

• The MFA Thesis Exhibition is on display Feb. 22-April 5. 

480 W. Hancock, Detroit; 313-993-7813;


Flint Institute of Arts

• See rare objects that transcend time and space in Around the World with 80 Objects. Through August.

• Six pieces from Michael Dunbar’s collection of sculptures are on display for Explorations in Space. The meticulously crafted objects, composed of bronze and steel, resemble machines waiting to be set in motion. Through Sept. 1.

Admission: $7 adults; $5 seniors; under 12 free. 12-5 p.m. Mon.-Wed. and Fri.; 12-9 p.m. Thu.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sun.

1120 E. Kearsley St., Flint; 810-234-1695;


The Gallery Project:

First Contact explores the aspects of mankind’s search for extraterrestrial life. Feb. 14-March 24.

215 E. Fourth St., Ann Arbor; 734-997-7012;


Lawrence Street Gallery:

 The Body Eclectic is a juried exhibition featuring various forms of the human figure. Through February.

22620 Woodward Ave., Suite A, Ferndale; 248-544-0394;


The Scarab Club:

The 2013 Graphic Design Exhibition is a juried event featuring posters, brochures, logos, and other works in the digital realm by local artists. Through Feb. 10.

217 Farnsworth, Detroit; 313-831-1250;


Toledo Museum of Art:

The 94th annual Toledo Area Artists Exhibition is a juried show featuring the best of northwest Ohio’s artistic community. Feb. 1-April 14.10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Thu.; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.; noon-6 p.m. Sun.

2445 Monroe, Toledo; 419-255-8000,



• African Art and the Shape of Time explores the breadth of time in Africa through a collection of more than 30 pieces. Through Feb. 3.

• El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa features 60 works organized by the Museum for African Art from the internationally renowned artist. Feb. 2-April 28.

525 S. State St., Ann Arbor; 734-764-0395;


Washington Street Gallery:

 Adrienne Kaplan displays her work. Through Feb. 10.

 306 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; 734-761-2287;


Wayne State University Art Department Gallery:

The Graduating Seniors Exhibition features various works of graduates from Wayne State University’s college of fine and performing arts. Through Feb. 15.

150 Art Building, Detroit; 313-993-7813;


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