Detroit Institute of Arts Offers Free Admission Day

. July 6, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) announced it will provide residents of cities participating in the museum’s Inside|Out program with four free general admissions to a DIA Family Sunday. Inside|Out brings high quality reproductions of paintings from its collection to the streets and parks of the greater metro Detroit area, showcasing the richness and diversity of the museum’s extensive collection.

The free admission day is a way of thanking the communities for their participation and for helping make Inside|Out such a success. The museum hopes that after discovering the reproductions around town, residents will come to the DIA to see the actual work of art, and enjoy some of the special Family Sunday activities, including drop-in workshops, drawing in the galleries, tours, and family-friendly performances.

Here’s how it works: Residents who provide a driver’s license or state ID on the date specially designated for their city will receive four free general admissions to the DIA. Activities are included, but ticketed exhibitions are not.

The Inside|Out program comprises four three-month installations: June–August and September–November 2011, and April–June and July–September 2012. Dates for the free general admission for cities participating June–August 2011 are:

Howell and Brooklyn July 10
Livonia July 17
Manchester and Milan July 24
New Baltimore and Romeo July 31
Novi August 7
Rochester August 14
St. Clair Shores August 21
Sterling Heights August 28

Communities participating in the fall and next year will also receive free general admission to a Family Sunday. Dates will be announced when the next round of works are installed.

Hours and Admission
Museum hours are 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for ages 6-17, and free for DIA members. For membership information call 313-833-7971.

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), one of the premier art museums in the United States, is home to more than 60,000 works that comprise a multicultural survey of human creativity from ancient times through the 21st century. From the first van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum (Self-Portrait, 1887), to Diego Rivera’s world-renowned Detroit Industry murals (1932–33), the DIA’s collection is known for its quality, range, and depth. The DIA’s mission is to create opportunities for all visitors to find personal meaning in art.

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