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Recently acquired artworks get showing at Detroit museum

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Posted at 12:56 PM, Jul 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-07 12:56:54-04

Nine recently acquired artworks will be on display at the Detroit Institute of Arts .

The pieces can be seen starting July 14 at the museum's "Out of the Crate: New Gifts & Purchases" gallery , which got its start in January. The gallery showcases some of the museum's newest artworks and offers the public a look into the art acquisition process.

The works being shown include "Woman Supreme," a 1974 painting by Wadsworth Jarrell, and "Bridges Over Flint," a 2016 collection of Matthew Brandt's photographs developed using tap water from Flint, Michigan, as well as other liquids. Flint has been dealing with a crisis with lead-tainted water.

Works in the gallery rotate out every six months. It's the second installation of recent purchases and gifts chosen by museum Director Salvador Salort-Pons.