Thursday, July 9, 2015

DIA offers transportation for Oakland County residents, extends 'Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit' hours

Posted By on Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 9:30 AM

  • Courtesy of the Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Institute of Arts is providing free round-trip transportation to the museum for Oakland County residents on Saturday, Aug. 1. It's part of a promotion called "County Days" ("leave the driving-and parking-to us") that the museum does four times a year for residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

Reservations are required — view the full list of pickup locations at the DIA's website

In other news, the Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit is only up for a few more days. On Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12 — the show's final date — the DIA will extend its hours until 10 p.m. 

Additionally, to honor both the closing of the exhibition and the death of Kahlo (July 13), the DIA has commissioned an ofrenda to commemorate the artist. Created by local artist and Detroit Public Schools teacher Barbara Nichols, the ofrenda will be on view in the museum's Great Hall from July 10 - 12. It will feature a pyramid filled with plants, similar to the one that stands in the courtyard of Kahlo's home, La Casa Azul, in Mexico.

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