Detroit artworks subject of contest questions

Last week’s contest on Detroit proved so popular, we’re having another. Today’s quiz gives DailyNews readers a chance to show what they know about some Detroit art.

The winner will be selected at random from all correct responses received by 4 p.m. Tuesday, September 13. To be eligible, select the most correct answer to each of the following questions:

Rivera Court

1. The Detroit Institute of Arts boasts a 27-panel fresco cycle by muralist Diego Rivera. What is the formal title of this masterwork?
a) Detroit Industry
b) Evolution of Man
c) Fruits of Labour
d) Indigenous Cultures

Monument to Joe Louis

2. The Monument to Joe Louis, by Robert Graham, is located at the foot of Woodward Avenue and weighs about four tons. Which publication commissioned this tribute to the late heavyweight boxing champion?
a) Crain’s Detroit Business
b) Detroit Free Press
c) Detroit News
d) Sports Illustrated

Spirit of Detroit

3. Marshall Fredericks’ Spirit of Detroit sculpture was called the largest cast bronze statue since the Renaissance when it was dedicated in 1958. In front of what building does it sit?
a) Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
b) Detroit Institute of Arts
c) Michigan Eastern District Court
d) Renaissance Center

Contest is open to all readers of the DailyNews. Send an e-mail with your responses to One entry per contestant, please. Note: the decision of the judge in determining the most correct response is inviolable.

Library worker wins books

Christina Olsen, access services clerk in the Paul Martin Law Library, won yesterday’s trivia contest and the reward of two books by UWindsor resident writing professional Marty Gervais.

Olsen’s name was drawn from all entries who correctly identified Gervais’ first name as Charles, booze as the subject of the Rumrunners, Riverside as his boyhood home, My Town as the name of his column, and Black Moss Press as his publishing company.