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Detroit Institute of Arts offers Field Trip assistance through Grant from Target - Schools can apply for help with admission and transportation costs by Nov. 15

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

(Detroit)—Thanks to a generous grant from Target, the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is able to provide assistance for museum admission and transportation costs for a limited number of school field trips for students in grades three through 12. Teachers must apply for the financial aid by Nov. 15 for museum field trips planned for Jan. through March 2012.

“Target’s initiative is especially welcome in the current economic climate,” said Graham W. J. Beal, DIA director. “By providing financial assistance to schools that might not otherwise be able to afford field trips to the DIA, Target is helping us introduce thousands of children to the wonders of art.”

This is the second year Target has provided the field trip grant to the DIA. Last year the museum was able to serve close to 7,000 students in 88 schools in the metro Detroit area.

Teachers can apply for assistance by going to http://bit.ly/targetgrant and choosing either “set up a guided visit” or “set up a self-guided visit.” The application must be submitted by Nov. 15. The words “Target Grant Request” should be entered into the “Special Needs” box on the form.

Awards will be made to reflect a wide geographic and grade level distribution. Title One schools will receive additional consideration. Applicants will be notified about awards by email before Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011.

Museum Hours and Admission
Museum hours are 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for ages 6-17, and free for DIA members. For membership information call 313-833-7971.

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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. The DIA’s mission is to create opportunities for all visitors to find personal meaning in art.

Programs are made possible with support from the City of Detroit.

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