DIA to provide free busing for Wayne County residents on Wayne County Day

July 7, 2014
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DIA to provide free busing for Wayne County residents on Wayne County Day

The DIA is making an offer that might be hard for Wayne County residents to refuse: it will provide free bus transportation  for Wayne County residents to and from the museum on Saturday, July 26 as part of its second “Wayne County Day.” Admission to the DIA has already been free for residents of...
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Detroit Lives! shot a short film in the DFT’s bathroom

June 11, 2014
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Creative agency Detroit Lives! has produced a short film for a Nokia-sponsored competition to demonstrate the video-capturing prowess of the company’s new Lumia Icon smartphone. The Wes Anderson-inspired clip, which tells the story of fifth-generation bathroom attendant Harlan Ruddecksplainer VII, was filmed in the Detroit Film Theatre’s bathroom entirely on a Lumia Icon. You can watch the film below, and head...
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Jerry Vile set up 100 plastic vultures on the DIA’s front lawn yesterday

May 9, 2014
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Jerry Vile strikes again. The artist (and volunteers) stuck about 100 plastic lawn flamingos painted to look like vultures — one can imagine Vile lovingly glueing on the feathers — on the front lawn of the Detroit Institute of Arts. A banner was also erected, reading “Happy Bankruptcy: You’re Getting Flocked! Vultures by the Scads, LLC.”...
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Want to host a reproduction of a DIA painting?

April 7, 2014
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How would you like to host one of the DIA’s paintings for a week? The Detroit Institute of Arts’ Inside | Out program brings reproductions of some of the museum’s paintings to various outdoor locations throughout Detroit and the suburbs — a nice reminder that there’s a whole building filled with these things downtown. We’ve...
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Detroit Film Theatre Features Program of Oscar-Nominated Short Documentaries

February 3, 2014
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Attention, movie buffs: The Detroit Film Theatre is once again presenting a program of Oscar-nominated short documentaries. This year’s lineup includes titles such as Karma Has No Walls, Facing Fear, and CaveDigger. via the DIA website: Feature-length documentaries have for the past several years enjoyed a higher profile than ever among moviegoers, but just...
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Updated: Oakland County Exec. L. Brooks Patterson Bashes Detroit, Supports DIA

January 20, 2014
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The New Yorker published a profile Monday about Oakland County Executive (and Detroit basher) L. Brooks Patterson. Titled “DROP DEAD, DETROIT! The suburban kingpin who is thriving off the city’s decline,” the article casts Patterson as the embodiment of affluent Oakland County, and is rife with quotes of Patterson’s that sum up the suburb’s hostile attitudes...
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What’s the DIA’s collection worth? We now have an idea.

December 20, 2013
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Earlier this week, New York-based auction house Christie’s Appraisals turned in a 150-page report regarding the value of the Detroit Institute of Art’s collection. The report, requested by emergency financial manager Kevyn Orr as part of Detroit’s bankruptcy procedure, estimated that about 2,800 works bought with city funds could value between $454 million to $867 million,...
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The Top Collections Most Likely To Be Sold From the DIA

August 26, 2013
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Trips to the Detroit Institute of Arts have been a part of my life since I was 10 years old. My mother would take me once a year, where we would spend all day admiring the vast collections. Getting the opportunity to be up close with works by Rembrandt, Botticelli, Van Gogh, and Picasso...
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At the DIA on Friday: Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line

July 24, 2013
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At the DIA on Friday: Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line

This Friday, Nora Jane Struthers will bring her band, the Party Line, and her captivating rootsy sound to an unexpected venue, the Detroit Institute of Arts. While most of Struthers’ tour stops are in bars, music halls or festivals, the DIA is a quirky venue to put her talent on display. Although it makes...
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