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Duane Lloyd Bohnstedt (1924-2016), ‘Chevrolet Corvette,’ 1964. Watercolor on board. Detroit Institute of Arts, gift of Robert Edwards and Julie Hyde-Edwards.

$5M gift to Detroit Institute of Arts to fund automotive art acquisitions

Duane Lloyd Bohnstedt (1924-2016), ‘Chevrolet Corvette,’ 1964. Watercolor on board. Detroit Institute of Arts, gift of Robert Edwards and Julie Hyde-Edwards.

Duane Lloyd Bohnstedt (1924-2016), ‘Chevrolet Corvette,’ 1964. Watercolor on board. Detroit Institute of Arts, gift of Robert Edwards and Julie Hyde-Edwards.

DETROIT – Funded by a gift of $5 million from the Mort and Brigitte Harris Foundation, the Detroit Institute of Arts will hire a new curator and acquire works across media that illuminate the interrelated creative and technological, design and functional endeavors that defined and continue to characterize the ingenuity and development of the American automotive industry, with an emphasis on Detroit’s distinctive place in this narrative. The new collection will be launched with a generous gift of 91 automotive drawings from Julie Hyde-Edwards, which represents decades of study, collecting and advocacy by Julie and her late husband Robert Edwards on behalf of Detroit car designers and the art they produced.

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