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Half-Price Tickets to Monet to Dali: Modern Masters from the Cleveland Museum of Art Friday and Saturday at the DIA

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Museum adjusts programming to prepare for Arts Alive! fundraising gala

WHAT:  
Tickets to the popular special exhibition Monet to Dalí: Modern Masters from the Cleveland Museum of Art will be half-price on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 and 8. Adult tickets will be $9, and youth ages 6-17 will be $4.

WHY: 
To allow adequate preparation and staging of Arts Alive!, the DIA’s annual fundraising gala, the museum will need to adjust programming.

WHEN: 
Friday, Nov. 7, and Saturday, Nov. 8. The museum will be open during regular hours, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday but there will be no special programming on either day.
  
OTHER: 
Tickets are still available for Arts Alive!, which this year takes on a French theme, inspired by the French masterworks on view in the Monet to Dali: Modern Masters from the Cleveland Museum of Art. Delectable cuisine, interactive entertainment, and dancing to the sounds of Mel Ball and DJ Rashida are all part of the extravaganza. Call 313-833-7967 for information.

Hours and admission:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens, and $4 for youth ages 6-17. DIA members are admitted free. For more information, call (313) 833-7900 or see the website at www.dia.org.

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The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA),located at 5200 Woodward Avenue in Detroit, is one of the premier art museums in the United States and 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.

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

Media Contacts:
Shekini Jennings:  (313) 494-5242 sjennings@dia.org