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DIA To Expand Hours

October 16 2012 | no comments


The Detroit Institute of Arts will be open to the public an additional 10 hours a week, starting Tuesday, November 13th. The museum will now be open on Tuesdays, and add hours on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

As part of its pledge to the residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties who voted for a millage to support museum operations, the DIA will be open Tuesdays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fridays from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Under the new schedule, the DIA will be open to the public 46 hours a week.

“The new hours will offer more options for school visits and provide teachers with more flexibility in scheduling field trips,” said Graham W. J. Beal, DIA director. “Thanks to the millage passing, we are able to expand hours, and while we won’t see millage revenue until early next year, we’re delighted to be able to implement the new hours early in the school year and before the busy holiday season.”

Being open on Tuesdays also provides an option for those who prefer to visit on a day when the museum is likelier to be quieter and less crowded than on weekends. It also allows additional time slots for tickets for popular exhibitions, such as the current Fabergé: The Rise and Fall, The Collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. As on all other days, there will be a public guided tour at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for ages 6-17, and free for DIA members and residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

For membership information call 313-833-7971.

Click here to go to the DIA website.

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