Restoring The DIA
The Detroit Institute of Arts is being renovated and expanded, with a re-opening planned for late November.
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. Over 5000 pieces of art are to rehung! Visitors will enjoy new amenities, including an expanded cafe and a new museum shop.
The gala re-opening is set for November 10th but you can get a sneak preview of the museum's transformation by clicking on the You Tube video below to watch or go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WC41VsMPbTU