The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is a jewel of culture, education and entertainment in Detroit. The vast diversity of programs offered each month demonstrates the diligence and commitment in which the DIA’s staff labors to provide an outstanding experience with every event.
Thanks to voters who approved the recent Millage, the DIA can now offer free admissions (with valid ID) to all residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties for events that do not require a ticket. Examples of ticketed events are the Brunch with Bach series and special art exhibits.
Other Millage benefits for residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties include:
- Free unlimited general museum admission
- Free self-guided field trips with transportation subsidies
- Expanded programs for seniors, including transportation subsidies
- Expanded teacher enrichment programs
- Curriculum development with school systems
- Expanded community outreach
Detroit residents, don’t let this opportunity pass you by, even if you may be experiencing limited funds for outings, you can now treat yourselves and your entire family to wonderful activities for all ages and interests. There are a series of free films Friday, Saturday and Sunday; children’s theater on Family Sundays; children’s arts and crafts with Drop-In Workshops; Around the World Music series on Friday evenings, and an outstanding new afternoon Sunday Music Bar concert series, to name a few.
Below is a sampling of the new upcoming Sunday afternoon music bar for January and February 2013.
For more information, visit the Detroit Institute of Arts www.dia.org website.
- 5200 Woodward Avenue
- Detroit, Michigan 48202
Free - Children 5 and under
Free - Residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties (Except ticketed events)
- Street Parking is available (Metered)
- Cultural Center Lot: Secured self-parking located on John R directly behind the museum daily for $5.00
DIA Sunday Music Bar - Performances at 1:00 & 3:00 - Location: Kresge Court
The Detroit Institute of Arts presents a new series of concerts, free with museum admission, every Sunday at 1:00 and 3:00 pm. The Sunday Music Bar will feature acoustic music spanning many cultures and genres. Enjoy a coffee, wine or mixed drink, and experience exciting performances by a wide range of premier artists in the DIA's magnificent Kresge Court.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Metro Jazz Voices, from Detroit, renders jazz standards and popular favorites in sophisticated four-part harmony. Selections from all eras of the Great American Songbook are featured. Some arrangements are similar to the “New York Voices,” “Manhattan Transfer” and “Lambert, Hendricks & Ross.” Meri Slaven, Trish Shandor, Carl Cafagna and Jordan Schug are the ‘voices’, and instrumental support is provided by Scott Gwinnell, piano, Shannon Wade, bass and Rob Avsharian, drums. Cafagna also adds saxophone and flute into the mix. Kresge Court.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Choreographer Jeff Rebudal and the Firebird Trio present a re-imagining of Igor Stravinsky’s classic ballet. The Firebird is a classic Slavic folktale set to Igor Stravinsky’s groundbreaking score. Kresge Court. Igor Stravinsky's Firebird is presented in conjunction with the DIA exhibition Fabergé: The Rise and Fall, now showing through January 21st, 2013.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Xiao Dong Wei is a classically trained Chinese musician, playing everything from Erhu (two-string Chinese violin), Guzheng, Pipa to piano, cello, percussion, and vocals. A recent transplant to Detroit from her native Beijing, China, she teams up here with an extremely accomplished group of musicians from her native China.
Sunday, February 03, 2013
Grammy nominated vocalist Joan Belgrave brings the story of Dinah Washington to life in this tribute to the jazz legend. Joan Belgrave is unique in her ability to capture Dinah Washington’s contributions to music in jazz, R & B, blues and pop.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
.Classical pianist Jade Simmons continues to explore uncharted territory for classical musicians. For this performance Jade will perform music from her new EP Playing with Fire featuring music from her collaboration with electronic musician Roburt Reynolds.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Pianist Pamela Wise music is inspired by Afro-Cuban musical traditions. So inspired, Wise performs Afro-Cuban rhythms to great effect with her band. Wise performs exuberant music in conjunction with Black History Month programming.
I welcome your feedback on the article and if you attend any of the DIA’s events!