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Detroit Institute of Arts Annual Gala to Celebrate Museum’s 125th Anniversary - Long-time supporters Marianne and Alan Schwartz to be honored at annual fundraiser

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

July 28, 2010 (Detroit)—The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) presents “DIA@125, a Gala” on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. This year’s annual fundraiser celebrates the museum’s 125th anniversary, and includes a special tribute to long-time DIA supporters Marianne and Alan Schwartz.
 

“It is extremely satisfying to be at the helm of the DIA as it reaches its 125th year, and our gala will be a worthy celebration,” said Graham W. J. Beal, DIA director. “We are especially pleased to honor Marianne and Alan Schwartz, who, for more than 50 years have generously donated time, money and works of art that have enriched the museum in so many ways.”

Co-chairs for this year’s gala are Yvette Bing, Gayle Camden of Grosse Pointe, and Fair Radom of Bloomfield Hills.

Tickets range from $2500 to $125. This year, $2500 tickets include an exclusive pre-gala cocktail party at the newly renovated Manoogian Mansion, hosted by Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and his wife, Yvette, on Wednesday, Sept. 15.

The evening’s décor will focus on the museum’s architecture and collection, and entertainment will include a nostalgic look back at the museum throughout the years to the present. Catering for the cocktail reception and sit-down dinner is by Forte Belanger in Troy.

Tickets
$2,500
Pre-gala cocktail reception at the Manoogian Mansion on Sept. 15 with Mayor Dave Bing and Yvette Bing
VIP cocktail reception, seated dinner, dessert and dancing in chic late night lounge
Prominent acknowledgment in program book

$1,500
VIP cocktail reception, seated dinner, dessert and dancing in chic late night lounge
Acknowledgment in program book

$600
Join in the VIP cocktail reception, seated dinner, dessert and dancing in chic late night lounge

$125
Dessert and dancing in chic late night lounge

For tickets, call 313-833-7967.

Ed. Note: Pre-gala media opportunities:
Wednesday, Sept. 1, noon: Menu tasting at Forte Belanger, 1100 Coolidge Hwy, Troy
Wednesday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.: Invitation signing with the gala chairs, at Franklin Hills Country Club, 31675 Inkster Road, Franklin
Thursday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.: Invitation signing with the gala chairs, The Grosse Pointe Club, 6 Berkshire Place, Grosse Pointe Farms
 
 
Contact: Pamela Marcil 313-833-7899 pmarcil@dia.org