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Detroit Institute of Arts presents Fabergé: The DIA Gala Celebration: Annual fundraising gala to carry elegance of Fabergé exhibition

Thursday, September 20, 2012

(Detroit)—The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) presents Fabergé: The DIA Gala Celebration on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. This year’s annual gala fundraiser that supports the DIA promises to be a night of elegant dining and outstanding entertainment, which also includes access to the exhibition Fabergé: The Rise and Fall, The Collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Attire is glamorous black tie.


“We are very much looking forward to welcoming DIA supporters to our first ‘post-millage’ gala,” said Graham W. J. Beal, DIA director. “Since the millage passed, we are focusing on building our operating endowment, and money raised from the gala will be an early contribution to those efforts.”


Co-chairs of this year’s gala celebration are Yvette Bing of Detroit, Peggy Daitch of Birmingham, Fair Radom of Bloomfield Hills and Kim Reuss of Bloomfield Hills.


Taking inspiration from the Fabergé jewels, the gala will feature décor drenched in luxury, opulence and drama. Forte Belanger will create Fabergé-inspired culinary masterpieces and sumptuous desserts. Entertainment carries a Russian-inspired theme, with petite ballerinas, Russian music and dancers, and interactive craft cocktails.


Sponsors of this year’s gala celebration include Cadillac, PVS Chemicals, Inc., Neiman Marcus, Ilitch Holdings, Inc., Quicken Loans, Richard and Jane Manoogian Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Tapper's Diamonds and Fine Jewelry, Christie's and Sigma Associates, Inc.




Czar: $2500

6 p.m.              VIP cocktail reception

7:30 p.m.         Seated dinner in the Great Hall

9 p.m.              Dessert, drinks and dancing in Kresge Court


Imperial: $600

6:30 p.m.         Cocktail reception

7:30 p.m.         Seated dinner in Rivera Court

9 p.m.              Dessert, drinks and dancing in Kresge Court


Royal: $125

9 p.m.              Late-night cocktail reception, dessert and dancing in Kresge Court


For tickets, call 313-833-7967.




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.


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

Contact:     Pamela Marcil        313-833-7899