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Detroit Institute of Arts’ Founders Junior Council hosts ARTSeen - Detroit Revealed Proceeds of Nov. 3 event to benefit the DIA

Friday, October 28, 2011

(Detroit)—Founders Junior Council (FJC), the young professionals auxiliary of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is hosting ARTSeen, on Thursday, Nov. 3, at the DIA from 6 to 10 p.m. The evening includes a visit to the popular exhibition Detroit Revealed: Photographs, 2000–2010. Proceeds benefit the DIA.

ARTSeen guests will enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment from Haute to Death. They will also have the rare opportunity to hear a gallery talk by several artists whose work is featured in Detroit Revealed, including Michelle Andonian, Scott Hocking, Carlos Diaz and Corine Vermeulen.

Detroit Revealed: Photographs, 2000–2010 provides windows into the experience and meaning of Detroit in the first decade of a new millennium, and presents portraits, architecture and documentary photographs and videos by eight artists inspired by Detroit.

“With its unique focus on Detroit, this exhibition is a perfect fit for FJC and guests,” said Chris Trebilcock, FJC president. “ARTSeen events are some of the FJC’s most popular social activities and offer guests a wonderful opportunity to take part in an exclusive DIA experience while supporting this important cultural institution.”

Tickets for ARTSeen: Detroit Revealed are $40 if purchased by Oct. 28 and $50 following that date. Tickets are available at tickets.dia.org or by calling (313) 833-4025. Valet parking will be available at the museum’s John R street entrance.
 
Detroit Revealed: Photographs, 2000–2010 has been organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts. Support has been provided by Quicken Loans and Team Detroit. Additional support has been provided by the City of Detroit. Support for the catalogue has been provided by Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund.
 
About FJC

For more than three decades, FJC has been committed to inspiring new generations of art lovers to show their support for the DIA, one of North America’s leading art museums. By bringing together young professionals, all with a shared interest in promoting the arts, FJC has been credited with hosting some of Detroit’s premier social events while encouraging lifelong participation at the DIA. For more information on FJC, please visit www.foundersjuniorcouncil.org.

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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. As the DIA celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2010, it does so with renewed commitment to its visitor-centered experience and to its mission of creating opportunities for all visitors to find personal meaning in art.

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