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Great last-minute Gift Idea from Detroit Institute of Arts: Special Fabergé gift package includes four VIP tickets, Fabergé-inspired egg with pendant
Monday, December 17, 2012
(Detroit)—In search of the perfect last minute gift? Wondering what to get for the person who has everything? The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is offering a Fabergé gift package that includes a Fabergé-inspired enameled egg that opens to reveal an egg pendant on a golden chain, packaged with four VIP passes to the exhibition Fabergé: The Rise and Fall, The Collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The price is $75 and the gift package is available at the DIA Museum Shop, at www.diashop.org, or by calling 313-833-7948.
The VIP tickets expire on Jan. 13, 2013 and do not require advance reservations.
For more than 40 years, the House of Fabergé produced world-renowned luxury objects during one of the most decadent and turbulent eras in modern Russian history. At the height of its success, the company employed more than 1,500 craftsmen and was selling today’s equivalent of $175 million worth of goods per year. The exhibition traces the story of Fabergé’s business savvy, artistic innovations and privileged relationship with the Russian aristocracy, especially the Romanov imperial family.
The exhibition is organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, in collaboration with the Detroit Institute of Arts. Educational programming is provided by the GM Foundation.
Hours and Admission
Museum hours are 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Tuesdays–Thursdays, 9 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.