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Commemorate the International Day of Peace by Viewing Kenro Izu: Sacred Places at Detroit Institute of Arts

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

WHAT:  
Celebrate the International Day of Peace by viewing worldwide sites of worship in the exhibition Kenro Izu: Sacred Places.

Kenro Izu: Sacred Places features more than 50 of Izu’s black-and-white photographs of ancient temples in Angkor, Cambodia, Buddhist and Hindu sites in India, Burma, Indonesia, Thailand and China, among others. The Japanese photographer is a practicing Buddhist.

WHEN:  
Sunday, September 21, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

WHERE:  
The Detroit Institute of Arts, located at 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit

COST:   
Free with museum admission.

WHY: 
The International Day of Peace, established by the United Nations in 1981, calls for a full day of peace and ceasefire throughout the world.
The exhibition is a fitting place to contemplate the ideals behind the International Day of Peace, as the sacred places Izu has photographed are places of peace and nonviolence.

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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Located in the heart of Detroit’s Cultural Center, the Detroit Institute of Arts was founded in 1885 and is recognized as one of the country’s premier art museums. The museum’s approximately 60,000 works of art comprise a multicultural survey of human creativity from prehistory through the 21st century. From the first van Gogh to enter a U.S. museum (Self-Portrait, 1887), to Diego Rivera’s world-renowned Detroit Industry murals, the DIA’s collection reveals the scope and depth of human experience, imagination, and emotion.

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
Pamela Marcil:      (313) 833-7899 pmarcil@dia.org