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Detroit Institute of Arts partners with Anton Art Center for free Seniors Visit: “Gallery to Gallery” includes free bus ride from Anton Art Center to museum

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

(Detroit)—The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) and Anton Art Center (ACC) in Mt. Clemens have teamed up to provide a free visit to both venues, including bus transportation, on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. The event begins at Anton Art center at 9 a.m. and the bus departs from the DIA back to ACC at 2 p.m.

 

Schedule:

9 a.m.              Tour begins at Anton Art Center, 125 Macomb Place, Mt. Clemens. ACC will provide free parking, coffee and donuts.

 

10 a.m.            Bus leaves for the DIA for a day of exploring the galleries, dining, and shopping. Note: if participants want to view the Faberge: The Rise and Fall exhibition, seniors can get a discounted ticket at $10, which can be ordered in advance or obtained at the museum. To order in advance, call 313-833-1670.

 

2 p.m.             Bus departs from the DIA back to ACC

 

The event is limited to the first 55 participants aged 55 and older. Complimentary wheelchairs and coat check are available at the DIA.

 

The trip is free, but participants must RSVP to 313-833-1670 or partoftheart@dia.org.

 

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.
 

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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.
 

Contact:   Pamela Marcil     313-833-7899     pmarcil@dia.org    www.dia.org