Often, the history of a piece of art is the history of the muse— the enigmatic, beautiful and notorious women who inspired, taunted, and delighted male artists. For artists Ruben and Isabel Toledo, the muse is the mission, and the husband and wife work in synergy, producing a shared vision. Isabel, a fashion designer, inspires her husband’s sculpture, painting and illustration, and together they have created unconventional, humorous, and surreal work for over three decades. The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) presents a major exhibition of their new works, Ruben and Isabel Toledo: Labor of Love.
Opening Sunday, December 16, on view through July 7, 2019. 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit | 313-833-7900 | Dia.org