Thursday, February 21, 2013
As the Detroit Institute of Arts prepares to bring master works of art to Rochester Hills, leaders of the museum express gratitude to voters for last fall's millage approval.
Regionalism was the word of the day recently when the Detroit Institute of Arts announced which suburban communities will host Inside|Out installations this spring and summer. Rochester Hills was among the 25 communities selected to host reproductions of the museum's masterpieces as part of the 2013 program, which will be the first since a millage to help support the DIA was passed in August. In 2011, downtown Rochester hosted the traveling art exhibit. Voters in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties approved a tax of 0.2 mills for the next 10 years to help cover the museum's operating costs. In return, tri-county residents will receive free admission to the DIA for the next decade. In the meanwhile, the museum's fundraisers will work to …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
It's all part of an ongoing exhibit at the DIA.
Haig’s of Rochester Fine Jewelry & Objects of Art in downtown Rochester is one of five Detroit-area businesses selected to participate in the Community Fabergé Chalk Art Project offered by the Detroit Institute of Arts. As part of the project, Haig's will display a large chalk drawing of an Imperial-style egg in its window. The local art initiative includes lectures, family programs, films and musical performances that coincide with DIA’s exhibition, Fabergé: The Rise and Fall: The Collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibit is on display through Jan. 21. Chalk artist Greg Oberle designed five large-scale chalk drawings of eggs to be on display in the windows of five metro-Detroit area businesses, including Haig's. The …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Here are some of the displays that residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county can now see for free at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
After tri-county voters passed the DIA millage in the election yesterday, the Detroit Insititue of Arts wants to make sure that residents get their money's worth. “When we announced that we would seek the millage, we pledged that if it were to pass we would provide free admission to residents of all three counties. We are immediately following through on that pledge," said Graham W. J. Beal, DIA director, in a press release. Tri-county voters approved a tax of 0.2 mills for the next 10 years to fund the arts authority, so admission is now free to residents of Oakland, Wayne and Macomb county residents. Here are some of the special exhibits that residents can see: A painting by Johannes Vermeer on loan from the National Gallery of Art in …
Friday, July 27, 2012
Oakland County Commissioner Robert Gosselin and three other panelists discussed the upcoming DIA millage request Thursday evening at the Troy Community Center.
While some are singing the praises of the Detroit Institute of Arts and lobbying for approval of a 0.2-mill proposal on Aug. 7, a less vocal group is pushing against the tax increase, including a four-man panel that met to discuss and answer questions about the proposed millage Thursday evening at the Troy Community Center. Hosted and moderated by Troy City Councilman Doug Tietz, the panel discussion featured Bruce Walker of MichiganView.com, Rep. Tom McMillin, County Commissioner Robert Gosselin, and Simon Haddad of the Michigan Taxpayers Alliance. Roughly 30 people – including Troy Mayor Janice Daniels and 41st District State Representative candidate Martin Howrylak – attended the event, which aimed to explain why the proposed millage …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
'The case for the DIA millage is compelling . . . for future growth in the arts and the economy. That is pretty good return for about $15 per year.'
This viewpoint essay by Birmingham area photographer Rod Arroyo, who's also a certified planner and design consultant, is reposted with permission from his blog at cityphotosandbooks.com. Voters in Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne Counties will be asked Aug. 7 to approve 0.2 mils for 10 years, which is approximately $15 per year for every $150,000 of a home’s fair market value. This money will go to provide one of many sources of funding needed to support a world-class art museum: the Detroit Institute of Arts. As the vote nears for the Arts Millage in southeast Michigan, I feel compelled to share some of my thoughts. The Detroit Institute of Arts is an irreplaceable resource that brings incredible works of art, film, music, and so much more to …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
State's beauty is found indoors, too.
Not all of Michigan's beautiful spots are found outside. Reader Albert "Bud" Waller shared this striking photo taken inside the Detroit Institute of Arts, another of Michigan's jewels. "I was at the DIA for the first time last spring and had my camera with me," the Rochester resident said. "I thought it was an interesting picture for my photo class at the OPC (Older Persons Commission) in Rochester." To email this photo, just look for the EMAIL button above the headline. To print this photo, see PRINT above. To add a photo, click on "add your photos" under the photo. Do you have a nominee for Michigan Postcard? Nominate it here or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include the following details: More Michigan Postcards