Detroit Institute of Arts launches “Senior Thursdays” beginning in March

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) works with thousands of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county seniors annually. This year, in an effort to further expand the array of tri-county senior programs, the DIA, with input from community senior centers, has developed “Senior Thursdays,” beginning March 3.
 
The new program gives seniors from Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties the opportunity to visit the museum and enjoy programs planned exclusively for them every Thursday at no cost. The first Thursday of each month will feature a guided gallery tour; the second a lecture; the third an art-making class; and the fourth a film. During months with five Thursdays, the fifth Thursday will feature a guided gallery tour. All programs begin at 1 p.m. The March schedule is
 
March 3: Gallery tour: highlights of the permanent collection; depart from Prentis Court
March 10: Lecture: “Dance! American Art 1830–1960”; Lecture Hall
March 17: Art-making: tick-tac-toe boards; DIA Studio
March 24: Film: “King Lear” (the Stratford Festival production); Detroit Film Theatre
March 31: Gallery tour: highlights of the permanent collection; depart from Prentis Court
 
No reservations are necessary for individuals; free transportation is available for groups of 25 or more. To book a group, call 313-833-1292. Visit dia.org for a list of upcoming activities.
 
Museum Hours and Admission
9 a.m.–4 p.m. Tuesdays–Thursdays, 9 a.m.–10 p.m. Fridays, 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, $12.50 for adults, $8 for seniors ages 62+, $6 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.
 
Programs are made possible with support from the City of Detroit and residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.