Submission: April 30, 2018
Registration: April 30, 2018
Location: Detroit, MI
Prizes: Please see details below
Over the past decade, the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) has become internationally renowned for making humankind’s greatest artistic achievements accessible to all. “Wonders of the Ancient Middle East” are used to illustrate technological innovations that shaped the world we know today. Diego Rivera’s iconic “Detroit Industry” fresco murals become animated via an iPad tour. Throughout the museum, art comes alive through universal stories told in a conversational tone. The Wall Street Journal hailed the DIA as “the world’s most visitor-friendly museum” in 2015. However despite the success inside the museum, visitor experiences on the exterior spaces that surround the museum tell a different story.