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The Diego Rivera Mural at Detroit Institute of the Arts is reason enough to hop a plain to Detroit right now. This series of twenty-seven fresco panels entitled Detroit Industry on the walls of an inner court at the Detroit Institute of Arts., was commissioned by Edsel Ford but conceived by the artist as a tribute to the city's industries and labor force. Rivera used the Ford motor plant in Dearborn Michigan as the model for the industry murals.

Hubert Robert (French, 1733–1808). The Swing, 1777–79. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.190.27) | The image of a woman swinging back and forth on a swing has explicit sexual overtones and is typical of garden scenes in the early eighteenth-century French fêtes galantes tradition, to which Robert's painting belongs.

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