The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is putting fresh faces on the past with the found photography show Lost & Found: Photographs from the DIA’s Collection, up now through March 3. Coming from a range of sources, some “rescued from attics, resale shops, online sources,” and DIA archives, according to the institute.
Subjects are both architectural and social, originating from the 1860s to the 1970s. Some of the more recent snaps are from local photographers Allen Stross and James Pearson Duffy, who documented the city frequently from the seat of his car, according to DIA.
The institute is also soliciting contributions from the public via social media, asking participants to use the tag #LostAndFoundatDIA.
Both the show and admission to the museum are free for residents of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties.