Speaker Series This Week!

Sign up today for the next installment of the Model D Speaker Series, to be held from 8:30-10 a.m. on Wed., Oct. 10 at the Detroit Yacht Club on Belle Isle.

Get a sneak peek of the new DIA before its grand opening later this fall. The event is free, but seating is limited. Please RSVP here.

Detroit Institute of Arts director Graham W.J. Beal will reveal how the DIA will present its world-class collection in a completely new light. Beal will provide an overview of the $158 million, six-year building renovation and expansion of the museum.

The museum director will also discuss how the entire museum is being recreated to build a better connection between visitors and the art. This is all part of the DIA’s new visitor-centered approach intended to enhance the overall museum experience.

More than 5,000 objects have been reinstalled in new and refurnished galleries in a way that will transform the public’s experience with the art. Instead of grouping objects strictly by time period or style, art is arranged according to the stories the objects have to tell. Galleries now have themes that visitors can personally relate to, such as dining, travel, and the cycles of life.

The newly reinstalled galleries integrate technology to enhance  the visitor’s interaction with a collection that ranks among the finest in the nation.

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