Pictured below: Fred Wilson’s “To Die Upon a Kiss,” on view in the DIA’s contemporary galleries beginning February 5

Wilson will be honored at the museum’s annual Alain Locke Awards on February 10 at 2 p.m., when he will discuss the new acquisition and his other work in a talk titled “Speak of Me as I Am.” The event is free with museum admission and is sponsored by the DIA's Friends of African and African American Art.

To Die Upon a Kiss, Fred Wilson, 2011, Murano glass. Detroit Institute of Arts