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Detroit Institute of Arts to host “Mustache Day” in celebration of Salvador Dalí: Visitors with mustaches receive free general admission Aug. 3 through 5
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
WHAT: The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is offering free museum admission to any visitor who wears a mustache—real or fake—from Friday, Aug. 3 to Sunday, Aug. 5 during regular museum hours. The promotion celebrates the eccentric appearance of Salvador Dalí, whose painting—Soft Construction with Boiled Beans—is currently on view in the DIA’s exhibition Five Spanish Masterpieces.
That weekend, visitors can enjoy a variety of museum programs, including The Dalí Project—a puppet performance that explores Dalí’s embrace of the subconscious through various forms of puppetry—presented by Puppet Junction. Note: Performances on Friday and Saturday are appropriate for adults only; Sunday’s performance is appropriate for ages eight and up.
Schedule of performances:
Friday, Aug. 3, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 4, 2 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 5, 2 p.m.
WHERE: Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit
HOURS: 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
OTHER: This offer is good for one general museum admission and cannot be combined with any other discounts. The Dali Project is made possible through a generous contribution from Groupon.
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.