Detroit Institute of Arts to open Tuesdays and extend hours Wednesdays–Fridays

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Visitors will have even more time to enjoy the great art and activities at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) beginning Tuesday, Nov. 13.

As part of its pledge to residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties, who voted for a millage to support museum operations, the DIA will be open Tuesdays–Thursdays 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Fridays 9 a.m.–10 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. –5 p.m. The new schedule adds 10 public hours, bringing the weekly total to 46.

 "The news hours will offer more options for school visits and provide teachers with more flexibility in scheduling field trips," said Graham W. J. Beal, DIA director. 

Being open on Tuesdays also provides an option for those who prefer to visit on a day when the museum is likelier to be quieter and less crowded than on weekends. It also allows additional time slots for tickets for popular exhibitions, such as the current Fabergé: The Rise and Fall, The Collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. As on all other days, there will be a public guided tour at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays.

DIA hours are 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for ages 6-17, and free for DIA members and residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. For membership information call 313-833-7971.

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