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Detroit Institute of Arts extends Hours for Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus - Tuesdays are added to help accommodate overwhelming demand

Friday, January 27, 2012

(Detroit)—The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) announced it will extend museum hours for the second time in two weeks to accommodate visitors wanting to see the popular exhibition Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus. In addition to previously announced extra hours, the DIA will also be open on Tuesdays, Jan. 31 and Feb. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both the museum and exhibition will open during the additional hours, which are:

Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 28 and 29: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Tuesdays, Jan. 31 and Feb. 7: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturdays, Feb. 4 and 11: 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
Sundays, Feb. 5 and 12: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

“Word of mouth has been a tremendous factor in the popularity of this wonderful exhibition,” said Annmarie Erickson, DIA chief operating officer. “And even though we’ve already extended hours, the demand is not letting up. Opening on the last two Tuesdays will provide more options for groups and individuals to secure tickets.”

The DIA urges people to purchase tickets in advance and not to wait until the final days of the exhibition to see it. The museum has extended hours in the final week for past blockbuster exhibitions, such as Van Gogh: Face to Face and Degas and the Dance, but hasn’t done so in several years. In those cases, even with the extra hours, some people were unable to purchase tickets due to them being sold out.

Tickets
Adults: $16; groups of 15 or more, $12 per person; youth (ages 6–17): $8; DIA members: free.

Tickets are timed and include museum admission and a multimedia tour. The final time slot each day is two hours before the museum closes. The easiest way to obtain tickets is online at www.dia.org, as tickets can be printed ahead of time, thereby avoiding a wait in the admissions line. They can also be purchase by calling 313-833-4005, or at the DIA Box Office.

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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