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DIA exterior at night
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Yummy! Holiday Cooking Demonstrations with One of the Best

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

DIA Executive Chef Larry Duren shows you how to cook through the holidays

WHAT: Cooking demonstrations of special holiday meals by Detroit Institute of Arts’ (DIA) award-winning Executive Chef Larry Duren.

WHEN:  Saturday, Dec. 9, noon
Quick, easy meals to get you through those late-night gift wrapping sessions.

Saturday, Dec. 16, noon
Holiday New Orleans Cajun rice

Saturday, Dec. 23, noon
Cooking with herbs, featuring seared lamb loin with mint rub, turkey tenderloin with sage rub, and apple demiglacé.

WHERE: The Detroit Institute of Arts in Kresge Court, 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit

WHO: Larry Duren, executive chef at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

OTHER: Recipes will be available and attendees will be able to sample the food.

COST: Free with museum admission.

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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 is currently undergoing a major renovation, scheduled for completion in late 2007. The museum remains open with a dynamic schedule of programs and activities for all ages. Visitors can enjoy some of the DIA’s “greatest hits” while the museum prepares for an entirely new installation when renovations are completed.

Museum hours are 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m.–-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is a donation. We recommend $6 for adults and $3 for children. DIA members are admitted free. For membership information call 313-833-7971.

Programs are made possible with support from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the City of Detroit.