Today at Ford House

Tour Information

  • House Tours & Grounds Passes: 12-4 p.m.

More About Visiting Ford House

Learn about the unlikely but fortuitous pairing of the patron and artist, Edsel Ford and Diego Rivera.

Edsel Ford and Diego Rivera were an unlikely match of artist and patron: Rivera was a celebrated and controversial Mexican painter, and Ford was the young president of one of the largest automotive companies in the world. Dr. Lillian Wilson will explore how Edsel’s love for Modern art and Diego’s interest in industry brought them together to create the Detroit Industry Murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Cost: $10 members, $12 general public

This talk will be offered online via Zoom only. You will receive two emails: first a receipt, and then closer to the date instructions to join the Zoom call.