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DIA exterior at night
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Detroit Institute of Arts says “Leave the Driving to Us” for Macomb County Day - Free bus transportation to DIA from several Macomb county locations Saturday, March 15

Monday, March 10, 2014

(Detroit)—The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is providing free bus transportation to and from the museum on Saturday, March 15 for Macomb county residents. Visitors can browse the collection, take part in an art-making activity, view two free exhibitions, or see the Samurai: Beyond the Sword exhibition at the discounted group rate of $12 per person.

In addition to the great art, the DIA has two restaurants: Café DIA and Kresge Court. The museum shop has a variety of gifts, many of which cannot be found in other area stores. A special Samurai: Beyond the Sword shop is also available, with many objects imported from Japan (no visit to the exhibition necessary).

The special Macomb County Day is provided thanks to support of Macomb county residents, who voted to support the DIA through last year’s millage. The museum will also host an Oakland County Day on March 29 and a Wayne County Day on April 5. Locations to be announced.

Macomb County locations and schedule:

Kezar Branch Library, 107 Church St., Romeo   
Bus departs library at 9:30 a.m.; bus departs DIA at 2 p.m.

Clinton-Macomb Public Library–Main Branch, 40900 Romeo Plank, Clinton Township  
Bus departs library at 9:30 a.m.; bus departs DIA at 2 p.m.
 
New Baltimore Parks and Recreation Center, 50976 Washington, New Baltimore  
Bus departs recreation center at 9:30 am; bus departs DIA at 2 p.m.
 
Marvin Blank Senior Center, 19925 23 Mile Rd. Macomb  
Bus departs senior center at 9:45 a.m.; bus departs DIA at 2:30 p.m.

Eastpointe City Hall, 16101 E. 9 Mile Rd. Eastpointe 
Bus departs City Hall at 10 a.m.; bus departs DIA at 2:30 p.m.

Sterling Heights Public Library, 40255 Dodge Park Rd. Sterling Heights  
Bus departs library at 10 a.m.; bus departs DIA at 2:30 p.m.

Reservations for free bus transportation are required. Please call 313-833-4005 or register online at tickets.dia.org and clicking on March 15.   

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. General admission (excludes ticketed exhibitions) is free for Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county residents and DIA members. For all others, $8 for adults, $6 for seniors ages 62+, $4 for ages 6–17. 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 residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.