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Ian Matchett: Auto Industry Mural at Newly Renovated Graduate Hotel

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In March, Ian Matchett (BFA 2014) completed a mural commissioned for the lobby of the newly renovated Graduate hotel in Ann Arbor. 

The mural, entitled Dialectic of Detroit, depicts the struggle between the owners and workers of Southeast Michigan for control over the auto industry, and the vast wealth that emanates from it. 

Prominently featured in the hotel lobby, the piece is over 15 feet wide and wraps onto the side walls behind the hotel’s front desk.