Pictures of the Best Kind: Treasures from the Permanent Collection

May 17 through August 12, 2018

William Louis Sonntag, American, 1822-1900
Mountain Landscape, 1854, oil on canvas
Hackley Picture Fund Purchase, 1912.8

Over the past century, the MMA has built a reputation as home to one of the most renowned collections of art among small museums throughout the country. Pictures of the Best Kind will feature masterworks by legendary artists you might otherwise find in big-city art museums—Hopper, Degas, Whistler, Curry, Turner, Bonnard, Hawthorne, Sisley, Cranach, and more; including some the most important African American artists of the past century, such as Hughie Lee-Smith and Henry Ossawa Tanner; as well as showcasing major works in studio glass.

Underwritten by DTE Energy Foundation

Dr. Don and Nancy Crandall
Mary Price and Tom Schaub
Steve and Rebecca Westphal