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Detroit Institute of Arts FREE Target Family Sunday November 22 Barbershop quartets, storytelling, drop-in workshops part of family fun

Friday, November 06, 2009

November 6, 2009 (Detroit)—Get ready for some free pre-holiday fun, courtesy of Target. Target is providing free museum admission to the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) on Sunday, Nov. 22, with a host of family-friendly activities. Museum hours on Sundays are 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Drop-in Workshops, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (ages 12 and under must be with an adult)
Paper Shoes
Use a variety of decorative papers and other art making materials to make miniature versions of your favorite type of shoe.

Target’s Strike a Pose and Color Your Own Bag
Strike a pose at Target's photo booth and color a canvas bag to make it your own.

Storytelling: Thankful for Families, 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Award-winning storyteller Corinne Stavish presents stories of laughter, love, and gratitude for families, especially grandparents, in a performance perfect for the upcoming holiday season.

Drawing in the Galleries, Noon-4 p.m. (ages 6+; ages 12 and under must be with an adult)
Artist/instructors help participants create pencil drawings to take home. No experience necessary; materials provided.

Music: Barbershop Quartets, 1–5 p.m.
Barbershop Quartets from the Great Lakes region will fill the museum with the sweet harmonies featured in this entertaining style of a cappella singing. Groups featured include Moxxie, The Party, Singing with Dad, and Right on Q. Performances will occur in Kresge Court, Rivera Court, and Prentis Court.

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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.

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

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