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Detroit City Councilwoman Saunteel Jenkins to speak at Detroit Institute of Arts’ closing reception for summer pilot youth arts program - Art Discovery Summer Pilot Program funded by Jenkins’ Jovan Foundation

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

WHAT: The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is hosting a closing ceremony to celebrate the Art Discovery Summer Pilot Program, which provided arts education and immersion experiences for nearly 30 Detroit fourth and fifth grade students and docent training for 11 Detroit high school students. The program was based on Art Discovery, a DIA program offered to elementary students in Detroit and Hamtramck since 1995, and serves as a prototype for an extension of the program in the future. It was made possible through a partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters and funding from the Jovan Foundation, founded by Detroit City Councilwoman Saunteel Jenkins. The ceremony will include the students, their families, program facilitators, and Councilwoman Jenkins, who will be speaking. There will also be an exhibition of the elementary students’ artwork.

WHERE: Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit

WHEN: Friday, August 10, 6 p.m.

OTHER: Art Discovery brings students to the DIA for five visits. During each visit, students take a guide tour of the galleries, then create art with guidance from a teaching artist.


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.

Programs are made possible with support from the City of Detroit.