Thursday, November 29, 2012
The Detroit Institute of Arts named two Grosse Pointe residents—Amy DeBrunner and Andrea Dickson—to its board of directors as part of an agreement following the August millage.
The Detroit Institute of Arts named Amy DeBrunner of Grosse Pointe Park and Andrea Dickson to its board as part of an agreement following the DIA’s successful millage in August. DeBrunner and Dickson were two of 11 members named to the Detroit Institute of Arts board of directors at its meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 14. DeBrunner is the executive director of the Grosse Pointe Artist Association and former executive director at Creative Aging, according to a press release from the DIA. Dickson is a former executive vice president and chief of staff at Wayne State University. In August, voters passed a 10-year tax of 0.2 mills to support the Detroit Institute of Arts. In return for this financial support, residents and school groups from the …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Here are some of the displays that residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county can now see for free at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
After tri-county voters passed the DIA millage in the election yesterday, the Detroit Insititue of Arts wants to make sure that residents get their money's worth. “When we announced that we would seek the millage, we pledged that if it were to pass we would provide free admission to residents of all three counties. We are immediately following through on that pledge," said Graham W. J. Beal, DIA director, in a press release. Tri-county voters approved a tax of 0.2 mills for the next 10 years to fund the arts authority, so admission is now free to residents of Oakland, Wayne and Macomb county residents. Here are some of the special exhibits that residents can see: A painting by Johannes Vermeer on loan from the National Gallery of Art in …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The Detroit Institute of Arts millage passed in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties on Tuesday.
As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, anyone in the tri-county area can visit the Detroit Institute of Arts for free. The former admission fee has been tossed to the wind thanks to voters in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties passing the Arts Authority Millage, more commonly known as the DIA millage, on Tuesday. Tri-county voters approved a tax of 0.2 mills for the next 10 years to fund the arts authority. “We feel wonderful,” said Annmarie Erickson, the DIA’s chief operating officer. “We want to thank voters throughout the area with coming out for such a strong showing of support. We are so deeply appreciative of the work of our staff and volunteers and everyone who got behind this campaign and pushed it forward to a successful completion.” A Party …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Seven to 10 reproductions of artwork from the museum will be featured throughout the Pointes this year.
The Grosse Pointes will take part in the Detroit Institute of Arts’ Inside|Out project this year, the museum announced Thursday morning. As part of the project, the DIA will feature seven to 10 reproductions of artwork throughout the Pointes. The exact locations are still to be determined. In addition, the DIA will offer free admission to residents of the City of Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Shores and Grosse Pointe Woods on May 6 as part of its Family Sunday for participating communities in the Inside|Out exhibit. The DIA also has created a Facebook page to provide more information about Inside|Out. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will fund the Inside|Out exhibit for 2012 and ‘13.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
State's beauty is found indoors, too.
Not all of Michigan's beautiful spots are found outside. Reader Albert "Bud" Waller shared this striking photo taken inside the Detroit Institute of Arts, another of Michigan's jewels. "I was at the DIA for the first time last spring and had my camera with me," the Rochester resident said. "I thought it was an interesting picture for my photo class at the OPC (Older Persons Commission) in Rochester." To email this photo, just look for the EMAIL button above the headline. To print this photo, see PRINT above. To add a photo, click on "add your photos" under the photo. Do you have a nominee for Michigan Postcard? Nominate it here or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include the following details: More Michigan Postcards