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DIA exterior at night
DIA exterior at night

New Hours at Detroit Institute of Arts begin November 13: Museum to open Tuesdays, add hours Thursdays and Fridays

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

(Detroit)—Visitors will have even more time to enjoy the great art and activities at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) beginning Tuesday, Nov. 13. As part of its pledge to residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties, who voted to pass a millage to support museum operations, the DIA will be open Tuesdays–Thursdays 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Fridays 9 a.m.–10 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. –5 p.m. The new schedule adds 10 public hours, bringing the weekly total to 46.


“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.


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 and residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. 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.


Programs are made possible with support from the City of Detroit and residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

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