Thursday, August 18, 2011

FREE Admission to Detroit Institute of Arts for Ford Free Sunday 9/11

Ford Motor Company Fund sponsors FREE Admission to Detroit Institute of Arts on second Sunday of the Month

Ford Free Sundays begin Sept 11

Admission to the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) will be free on Ford Free Sundays—the second Sunday of each month—beginning Sept. 11, thanks to a sponsorship by Ford Motor Company Fund.

“We are delighted that Ford Motor Company Fund is sponsoring admission for one Sunday each month,” said Graham W. J. Beal, DIA director. “Sundays are one of our most popular days and are programmed with families in mind. Thanks to Ford’s generosity, more people will be able to enjoy the variety of activities the museum offers.”

Sundays are Family Sundays at the DIA, and programs include drop-in art-making activities, drawing in the galleries (supplies provided), tours, storytelling, puppet shows and other family performances. The programs are free with museum admission, so Ford Free Sundays are an additional bargain. Exhibitions and programs that have a ticket price are not included.

“We are pleased to sponsor Ford Free Sundays as an opportunity for all to enjoy the world-renowned art and diverse activities offered by the DIA,” said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services. “Community engagement is our focus at Ford Fund, and this is a great opportunity for the entire community to come together.”

The first Ford Free Sunday is Sept. 11, which is also the day a new program—Sunday Music Bar—launches. The new program features acoustic music from a variety of cultures and styles, among them jazz, bluegrass, classical and folk. Visitors can purchase food and beverages, including wine and mixed drinks, while they enjoy the concerts at 1 and 3 p.m.

Museum hours for Sundays are 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48202


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