Tours and Talks
Daily Guided Tours
Get to know your new DIA. Meet in Farnsworth Lobby for free guided tours Wednesdays & Thursdays at 1:00 p.m., Fridays at 1:00, and Saturdays & Sundays at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.
Guided Adult Visits
Bring one of the nation's best collections to life in new and exciting ways. Plan your unique, customized experience at the DIA by adding any of these options to your visit.
Trained volunteers bring the DIA's world-class collection to your adult group through informative presentations on a variety of subjects. Talks last up to one hour and are available to adult groups in the metro Detroit area. There is no set fee, but the DIA suggests a contribution of $50 (or $1 per person for groups of more than 50 people). The donation is tax-deductible.
To schedule a speaker, please complete the online Speakers Bureau reservation request form or contact Cynthia Blackburn at 313.833.1510 or email@example.com.
For a full list of Speakers Bureau talks and upcoming events in your community, click here
Note: A screen and a room that can be darkened are required. Lecturers provide projection equipment.
Shirin Neshat: Speakers Bureau
Shirin Neshat is an Iranian American artist whose widely-acclaimed video installations and photography create rich narratives that confront the complexities of gender, power, politics, and identity.
One of the DIA’s highly-trained Speakers Bureau volunteers will bring to your group, organization, or venue a forty-five minute illustrated overview of this important mid-career retrospective exhibition. Through Shirin Neshat’s representation of her personal experiences and perspectives on Iranian and Islamic culture, audience members will have the opportunity to discover themes that are at once personal and universal. Speakers Bureau talks have a suggested donation of $50.
Meet Me at the DIA
People with early stage dementia (including Alzheimer’s) and their caregivers are invited to participate in gallery discussions about art led by DIA staff and volunteers with expertise in this area. Participants are made to feel welcome and comfortable and discussions are based on the observations and connections made by the group. The program provides opportunities for social engagement and intellectual stimulation in a safe, inspiring environment. All participants, including caregivers, are encouraged to contribute to the discussions. Meet Me at the DIA is modeled after a successful program at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Sessions meet by the elephant sculptures in the Walter Gibbs Learning Center.
Registration for these free events is preferred, but not required.
Sign up here
or by contacting the DIA Box Office: 313.833.4005
Questions or further information contact Sue Troia: 313.833.7416
Friday, May 24, 2013
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sunday, May 26, 2013
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