Thursday, February 21, 2008

Target Family Sunday @ The Detroit Institute of Arts, 02/24/08

Target Family Sundays

Sunday, February 24, 2008 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Storytelling: Madelyn Porter
2 p.m.
Join storyteller Madelyn Porter for Black History Month as she weaves tales of joy, wisdom and spirit with an exuberant presentation that brings her stories to life and makes them live on in your memory.

Drop-In Workshop: Senufo Painting
1–5 p.m.
(12 and under must be with an adult)

Explore a West African form of painting on fabric.

Drawing in the Galleries for Adults and Youth
1–5 p.m.
(Ages 6 and older, children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult)

Artist/instructors help participants create pencil drawings to take home. No experience necessary; materials provided.

Location: Contemporary Galleries, Level 2

Adventures in Drawing
1–5 p.m.
(Ages 5 and younger. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please remain with your children at all times. DIA is not responsible for children left unattended.)

Children explore creative expression through drawing with assistance from museum instructors.

Location: Family Room, Level 2

Presented by Target!

General Information about DIA

Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48202
Main Line: 313.833.7900
Weekend Hotline: 313.833.7530
TDD: 313.833.1454

Wednesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m.—5 p.m.
Fridays 10 a.m.—10 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m.—6 p.m.
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

$8 per adult
$4 per youth (ages 6—17)
$6 seniors
Members get in free. Click here for more information about becoming a DIA member.

Box Office
Tuesdays—Sundays, 9 a.m.—5 p.m.
Tickets may be purchased in advance for exhibitions, programs and events. The Box Office is located at the Farnsworth lobby. For general information: call 313.833.4005. For information on group tours call, 313.833.1292. Please note: Although the Box Office is open on Tuesdays, the museum remains closed.

Detroit Film Theatre Box Office
DFT tickets may be purchased before the film. The Box Office is located at the DFT entrance on John R. Click here for a full schedule. For information call, 313.833.2323.

CaféDIA has plenty to please all art-lovers palates! Click here for information on CaféDIA and the Kresge Court Coffee Stop.

Hotel Packages
Hotel Packages are now available at the new DIA:
1. The Inn of Ferry Street
2. The Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
3. Courtyard by Marriott
4. The Dearborn Inn, A Marriott Hotel

Click here for detailed directions to the DIA.
For the most up-to-date road construction information click here.


* Valet parking is available at the Farnsworth Street entrance ($8).
* Secured self-parking is available directly behind the museum on John R Street.
* Self-parking is also available at the Underground parking garage on the corner of Woodward and Farnsworth.
o This lot is owned and operated by the City of Detroit. To confirm hours and pricing, please call (313) 221-2500 or click here to visit their website.

Special Needs
Facilities are wheelchair and stroller-accessible via the Farnsworth entrance; for information, call 313.833.7940.

Guidelines for Visiting
The DIA belongs to all of us, and to ensure that everyone enjoys their visit, please observe the following guidelines:

* Please check coats, backpacks, tote bags, briefcases, umbrellas and portfolios at the attended coatroom at the Farnsworth entrance. This is a complimentary service. In addition, please be aware that all bags must be inspected upon entrance to the museum. We appreciate your cooperation, and apologize for any inconvenience.
* To protect the art, food, drink, gum and candy are not allowed in the galleries. Food and beverages may be purchased and enjoyed in CaféDIA and Kresge court.
* The DIA is a non-smoking building.
* Because a small amount of oil and dirt can cause damage, visitors are asked not to touch the artwork. Younger guests can learn more about this policy by visiting Artie the Donkey.
* In most cases, sketching is permitted in all galleries of the DIA. Sketching permits can be obtained from the welcome desks at the Farnsworth entrance. Sketching is generally not permitted in special exhibitions.

Family Fun
Open your child's eyes to the fascinating world of art with audio tours and guides designed especially for families. Visit the Farnsworth entrance to pick up family guides and access audio tours.

Drop-in art workshops, drawing in the galleries, storytelling, live music and family performances also provide engaging experiences for families. The DIA is open until 10 p.m. on Fridays with kid-friendly food, music and, of course, great art. Sundays are dedicated to families with activities from puppet shows and theater to live music and storytellers.

Daily Guided Tours
Get to know your new DIA. Meet in Farnsworth Lobby for free guided tours Wednesdays & Thursdays at 1:00 p.m., Fridays at 1:00, 6:00 and 7:30 p.m., and Saturdays & Sundays at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.

Audio/Multimedia Tours
Director’s Choice and Youth Audio Tours are available for $2 at the Farnsworth entrance. Tours are available in Spanish and Japanese.

The Rivera Court Multimedia Tour is available for $3 at the information desk in Rivera Court. The tour is available in Spanish.

Hospitality DIA
Let a museum ambassador personalize your visit. The DIA offers this service to groups of 10 or more adults. A trained ambassador helps with arrangements over the phone and meets your group at the museum. This service is free with museum admission. Phone 9 a.m.—5 p.m. 313.833.0247.

All text and imagery courtesy of The Detroit Museum of Art.

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