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DIA exterior at night
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Craftsmen of Fabergé-style Jewelry demonstrate process at Detroit Institute of Arts - Russian master jewelers and owners of The Artel Collection at museum this Thursday–Monday

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

WHAT/WHO: Matthew and Debbie Duffy, owners of The Artel Collection will be at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) along with two Russian master jewelers who create Fabergé-style egg pendants, who will demonstrate their jewelry-making techniques. The jewelers were trained in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Israel, and visitors will have the rare opportunity to see the rubber molds, waxes, castings, Swarovski crystals, stones and other tools used to create their exquisite pendants. Their visit coincides with the closing weekend of Faberge: The Rise and Fall, which ends on Jan. 21. 

WHEN: Friday-Monday, Jan. 18–21

WHERE: Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Avenue

Media opportunities: The Duffys and jewelers are available for in-studio interviews and demonstrations on Thursday, Jan. 17. They will be available for interviews at the DIA on Friday, Jan. 18. 

OTHER: 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.

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

Contact:       Larisa Zade                 313-833-7962