Model D TV: Restoring the DIA

The Detroit Institute of Arts is being renovated and expanded, with a grand re-opening set for next month.

The original building — constructed in 1927 — and the adjoining wings are being reconditioned.

The exterior walls on the wings are being re-clad in new marble and the museum is adding 35,000 square feet of gallery space, including a four-story addition to the South Wing. Visitors will enjoy new amenities, including an expanded cafe with a variety of new choices and a new museum shop.

Get a sneak preview of the museum's transformation in this week's episode of Model D TV.
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