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"Arts Alive" Grand Gala Celebrates Grand Opening
Thursday, May 10, 2007
RESERVE TICKETS NOW FOR “ARTS ALIVE”
GRAND GALA TO CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF
Exclusive first-look black-tie fundraiser offers an extraordinary evening of art experiences
with Michael Israel, Alex Donner, Chris Nuñez and more!
May 10, 2007 (
Following a $158 million, six-year renovation and expansion project, the new DIA with completely re-organized galleries and expansive new public spaces will be unveiled at this spectacular fundraising party for
Special guests and performers are still being added to the final schedule of events for the evening, but confirmed entertainment includes:
o Performance painter Michael Israel -- Wielding his paintbrushes like swords,
o Alex Donner and his orchestra -- Rave reviews follow Donner around the country, whether he’s playing swing, disco, big band, Latin or rock’n’roll. At Arts Alive, Donner will perform during the private dinner and into the early part of the evening.
o Chris Nuñez of The Learning Channel’s (TLC) reality show Miami Ink will create personalized temporary tattoos for gala guests.
This spectacular evening to celebrate the new DIA is being orchestrated by event chairpersons Mary Kay Crain, Jennifer Fischer, Carlita Kilpatrick and Marianne Schwartz.
Reserve tickets now to Arts Alive before the official on-sale date in September. Advance reservations are now being accepted by calling (313) 833-7967. Ticket prices range from $200 to attend an After Glow, to $2,500 for a Private Dinner & Gala Experience package which also includes the After Glow, an exclusive gallery tour on November 15 (prior to the public opening), admission to a Detroit Film Theatre (DFT) Preview Party (details to be announced at a later date), an official program book, and a commemorative gift. A Gala Experience & Strolling Supper package is also available for $600, and includes admission to the After Glow, an exclusive gallery tour, and the DFT Preview Party. For more information, call (313) 833-7967.
DIA Temporary Closing & Public Reopening
To complete the final phase of the renovation project, which includes reinstalling over 6000 works of art in redesigned galleries, the museum will close beginning Monday, May 28, the day after the Ansel Adams exhibition ends.
Arts Alive on Nov. 10 will kick off more than a week of grand re-opening events. The museum officially re-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 some 6000 works of art. While we are closed, we have many summer activities to enjoy, including mini golf on the lawn, the DFT Film and Music Festival, and drop-in workshops at art festivals around
Programs are made possible with support from the
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