#MyMichMemory: Detroit Institute of Arts Giveaway + Linky

One of metro Detroit’s finest spots for culture and coolness is the Detroit Institute of the Arts (DIA). {If you’ve never been, it’s a Michigan MUST!} We are so happy to have a great giveaway this week for My Michigan Memory, courtesy of Comerica Bank. This week’s prize up for grabs features a family 4-pack of tickets to the DIA.

All you have to do is link up a Michigan-related blog post in the linky tool below and then enter your info into the Rafflecopter form. You’ll get 10 points just for linking a blog post you’ve written about Michigan. If you’re not a blogger, you can still enter to win, just follow the directions on the Rafflecopter form. Giveaway ends July 27, 2012 at 6 a.m. EST.


The DIA is one of the premier art museums in the United States, and is home to more than 60,000 works that comprise a multicultural survey of human creativity from ancient times through the 21st century. From the first Van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum (Self-Portrait, 1887), to Diego Rivera’s world-renowned Detroit Industry murals (1932–33), the DIA’s collection is known for its quality, range, and depth. The DIA’s mission is to create opportunities for all visitors to find personal meaning in art.

The latest exhibit to come to the DIA is Picasso and Matisse: The DIA’s Prints and Drawings, on view  through January 6, 2013, and features almost all of the works by Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) and Henri Matisse (1869–1954). This exhibition has been organized by Detroit Institute of Arts, is sponsored by Comerica, and is free with museum admission.


A sampling of the drawings on display

The story of Picasso’s and Matisse’s stylistic progression and artistic range will be told through more than 100 prints and drawings, including exceptional works such as Matisse’s 1919 drawing The Plumed Hat and Picasso’s 1939 gouache of The Bather by the Sea. Other highlights include Matisse’s famous series Jazz and Picasso’s etchings for the Dream and Lie of Franco, as well as many linoleum cuts by both artists. The DIA’s 13 paintings and two bronze sculptures on permanent display will be on view in the museum’s modern art galleries.

Picasso and Matisse were ground-breaking visionaries who constantly experimented with techniques and materials. They were friends, colleagues, and rivals for half a century.

To learn more, view the official press release here.

“The Detroit Institute of Arts is an important part of our city and its culture and Comerica is proud of its history of supporting Detroit’s premier cultural institution. Our support of the DIA reflects Comerica’s ongoing commitment to Detroit and Michigan. Over the past 20 years, Comerica has provided more than three million dollars to support the DIA in its capital campaigns, annual fundraisers and special exhibitions.”

– Linda D. Forte, senior vice president, business affairs and chief diversity officer, Comerica Bank.

Forte and Beale

Linda D. Forte of Comerica Bank and DIA Director Graham Beal at the entrance of the exhibit 

Hours and Admission

Museum hours are 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for ages 6-17, and free for DIA members.

a Rafflecopter giveaway