Thursday, August 14, 10:30 a.m. –noon:
Acrylic Painting: use
acrylic paints to explore color mixing and expressive brushwork
techniques, then create your own painting. Projects will
require drying time and can be picked up later. Instructors:
Kathleen Rashid & Vito Valdez.
Thursday, August 21, 1–2:30 p.m.: Printmaking – Relief Prints:
Using a simple relief-printing method, plan and create an image,
then print it on paper to make multiple copies. Instructors: Soh
Suzuki & Byron Nemela.
Registration is on-site the day of the class on a first-come,
first-served basis. Classes begin promptly at the scheduled
Hours and Admission:
Museum hours are
9 a.m.–4 p.m. Tuesdays–Thursdays, 9 a.m.–10 p.m.
Fridays, and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. General
admission (excludes ticketed exhibitions) is free for Wayne,
Oakland and Macomb county residents and DIA members. For all
others, $8 for adults, $6 for seniors ages 62+, $4 for ages
6–17. For membership information, call 313-833-7971.
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.
Detroit museum to start putting up art in suburbs
WIXOM, July 24, 2014(AP): The Detroit Institute of Arts
is going to start putting up reproductions of paintings at
outdoor sites throughout the area.
This marks the fifth year of the DIA's Inside/Out project.
More than 80 high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the
museum's collection will be placed in eight communities this
That's to begin in Wixom on Thursday.
Workers are scheduled to continue the installation process in
Brownstown Township and Dearborn on Friday; in Detroit's
downtown and riverfront areas on Saturday and Sunday; in St.
Clair Shores and Mount Clemens on Monday; and in Royal Oak and
Oak Park on Tuesday.
Over the past four years, the DIA has installed hundreds of
reproductions in dozens of communities across Michigan.