Due to the ongoing public health crisis, the Detroit Institute of Arts will remain closed through June 30, 2020 and will provide an update at that time. The DIA originally closed the evening of March 13, and has canceled all live public programs and internal special events through at least June 30. The exhibition and programming schedule is currently under evaluation and, when possible, an announcement will be made regarding the future calendar. We have moved many of our programs and activities online to continue to provide resources for our community. Our first priority is serving the residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties, our students and their teachers, our seniors and our community partners and the community at large.
In order to offset the significant financial ramifications caused by the closure, the museum has implemented cost containment measures, instituted a hiring and salary freeze, and executives at the vice-president level and above will be taking a 20% reduction in pay.
Please continue to check our website for additional updates.
Although the DIA is closed to the public, essential staff members are on-site protecting the museum’s collection. Curatorial, education, and communications teams are enhancing online access to the museum’s collections and programs, and creating new virtual learning materials for students and activities for seniors. The generosity of our community supports these activities and our dedicated staff, and helps us prepare to reopen when it is safe to do so. In these unprecedented times, please consider supporting the museum, and its art and programs with a gift to the DIA Sustainability Fund.
The DIA has automatically extended all memberships for two months.