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Mini-Golf at the DIA
Monday, May 21, 2007
MINI GOLF AT THE DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS!
“Fore!Fun: Artfully Designed Mini Golf” opens at the DIA for summer visitors while the museum completes its renovation and expansion.
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The layout of the one-of-a-kind golf course was designed by Stephen Vogel, Dean of the
· One Pure Stroke is a floor plan of the DIA by SmithGroup (
· The Loop is a challenging water hole by
· Leap Frog features a giant, colorful frog by Daniel Cascardo (
· Full Tilt Detroit resembles a pinball machine by Navigating Business Space (
· Matisse Rose is built like a sculpture and represents the museum’s collection with long stripes of color, each representing a well-known artist, covering a sloped platform by Rose Desloover (
· Construction Site looks like just that, with a shovel, wheel barrow, bricks, barrel and cones for golfers to traverse, by Gillett Associates (
· What Goes Around is a concentric steel band spiral with a 16’ diameter that allows the golfer to watch the ball go past, by Gary Kulak (
· Gridlock provides a bird’s eye view of
· Laughing Trees is based on a “Heidelberg-like” project in
· Devil’s Night is a commentary on this infamous night featuring marionettes on a rotating stage by Andy Malone (
Mini golf wouldn’t be complete without a Caddy Shack to purchase tickets, pick up clubs, grab a quick snack or purchase DIA golf hats and other “pro shop” items. Donated by the
“Fore!Fun: Artfully Designed Mini Golf” at the DIA opens to the public on Sunday, May 27 at 5 p.m. and will be available for play through Sept. 2. Course hours are Wednesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m.–7 p.m., and Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m.–8 p.m. Cost for one round is $5 for adults, $4 for DIA members, and $3 for kids 12 and under. For more information, visit www.dia.org.
In addition to hot dogs, light snacks will be available at the Caddy Shack. CaféDIA will also remain open throughout the summer, offering crisp salads, hot soup, custom-made deli sandwiches, pizza, burgers, and desserts. Special summer hours May 29–Oct. 19 are Monday–Friday, 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Use the
DIA Closure and Reopening
To complete the final phase of the renovation project, which includes reinstalling almost 5,000 works of art in redesigned galleries, the museum will close beginning Monday, May 28, the day after the Ansel Adams exhibition ends.
While the doors are closed, the DIA has a great line-up of activities for the summer. With events like the debut of the DFT Film and Music Festival, age-appropriate summer camps, summer dining at CaféDIA and the popular art-making Drop-In Workshops at several local art festivals, there will be no shortage of fun.
The museum’s reopening kicks off Nov. 10 with an exclusive first-look black tie gala fundraiser. The museum officially opens to the public at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving.
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The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), one of the premier art museums in the
The DIA is currently undergoing a major renovation, and will be closed from May 28-Nov. 23 in order to complete the reinstallation of almost 5,000 works of art. While we are closed, we have many summer activities to enjoy, including mini golf on the lawn, a film and music festival, and drop-in workshops at art festivals around
Programs are made possible with support from the
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