July 22, 2020
That’s right, the Detroit Insitute of Arts is back — and is offering free timed tickets through the end of July. The DIA has partnered with NSF International and coordinated with local and state guidelines, cultural institutions, and peer museums to ensure a safe reopening.
You can purchase your tickets online in advance and choose a time slot to tour the museum. This helps the DIA to limit the number of people in the museum at a time.
While the cafe and Kresge Court will remain closed, the DIA’s many galleries are now open to explore. Just make sure to bring your mask and remain six feet apart from other guests. The DIA is also implementing temperature checks as an added safety precaution.
Due to additional museum cleaning, the DIA has new hours. The museum is now open Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekend. The DIA encourages high-risk visitors to attend 9-10 a.m. Wednesday through Friday. Reserve your tickets.
Now you can get the art-house experience from the comfort of your home. While movie theaters remain closed, the Detroit Film Theatre now offers virtual screenings of exclusive films that you won’t find on Amazon or Netflix.
Each film will be available online for a limited time with varying ticket prices. Some highlights include “Shirley” starring Elizabeth Moss and “John Lewis: Good Trouble” chronicling the life of the esteemed civil rights activist.
Written by Let’s Detroit’s Melanie Barnett