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Free bus rides to and from Detroit Institute of Arts for Oakland County Residents on March 29 - Park and ride free buses from several Oakland county locations

Friday, March 14, 2014

(Detroit)—The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is providing free bus transportation to and from the museum on Saturday, March 29, for Oakland 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 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 is necessary to access the shop).

The special Oakland County Day is provided thanks to Oakland County residents, who voted to support the DIA through last year’s millage. The museum recently held a Macomb County Day and will host Wayne County residents on April 5. 

Oakland county bus departure locations and schedule:

Village of Holly Town Hall, 202 S. Saginaw Street, Holly
Bus departs Town Hall at 9:30 a.m.; bus departs DIA at 2 p.m.

Novi Civic Center, 45175 W. 10 Mile Rd., Novi
Bus departs Civic Center 9:30 a.m.; bus departs DIA at 2 p.m.

Southfield Parks and Recreation, 26000 Evergreen Rd., Southfield
Bus departs Recreation center at 10 a.m.; bus departs DIA at 2:30 p.m.

Troy City Hall, 500 W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy
Bus departs City Hall at 10 a.m.; bus departs DIA at 2:30 p.m.

West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation, 4640 Walnut Lake Rd., West Bloomfield
Bus departs Recreation center at 10 a.m.; bus departs DIA at 2:30 p.m.

Lake Orion, Orion Township Public Library (Use parking lot behind the library), 825 Joslyn Rd., Lake Orion
Bus departs library at 9:30 a.m.; bus departs DIA at 2 p.m.

Reservations for free bus transportation are required. For more information and to reserve a spot, call 313-833-4005 or go to http://www.dia.org/calendar/event.aspx?id=4406 

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.