Emergency Preparedness Online

July 26, 2011

The DALNET Educational Forum on Friday, July 22nd featured Barbara Heller, Director and Conservator, Special Projects at the Detroit Institute of Arts.   View Ms. Heller’s presentation, slides, annotated bibliography and other documents here:  http://www.dalnet.lib.mi.us/def.html.  Also at this web address, previous presentations in the DALNET Educational Forum series can be viewed.  Stay tuned for news of our next forum.

Emergency Preparedness Planning Forum

July 7, 2011

Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Area Library Network is continuing its series of Educational Forums in 2011.  This year DALNET would like to focus on presentations by its members.  Our first one this year will be presented by Barbara Heller, Director and Conservator – Special Projects of the Detroit Institute of Arts.  She will present a program on emergency preparedness planning at Wayne State University’s Purdy/Kresge Auditorium on Friday, July 22, 2011 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM.  The event is free and open to the public.  If you plan to attend, please register at http://www.dalnet.lib.mi.us/register/07-22-2011.html.

(This event is rescheduled due to a power outage at WSU on June 10th, the original date of the forum).

DALNET Members on iTunes

December 3, 2010

Two DALNET members, Arab American National Museum and the Detroit Institute of Arts, have added free audio and video podcasts to iTunes. 

Episodes of “In the Frame,”  a free podcast series from the Detroit Institute of Arts, are available for download at  iTunes – http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/in-the-frame/id403986873.

“In The Frame, hosted by DIA Director Graham Beal, and taped on location at the museum, covers a different portion of the Museum’s large collection in each episode. Beal leads you through the world of the museum in a relaxed and easy-to-understand approach, making the art, the exhibits, and the artists come alive!” –from the podcast description

Arab American National Museum has videos, exhibition materials, interviews, and panel presentations available for free download at iTunes U – http://deimos3.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Browse/arabamericanmuseum.org.

To access podcasts, you will need the free iTunes software installed.  Download here.

If you are a DALNET member institution and also have a presence in iTunes, let us know in the comments and we will add you to our post.

Buy books at Borders and help the DIA

September 22, 2010

On September 24 & 25 and October 22 & 23, you can help the Detroit Institute of Arts by shopping at Borders Books & Music stores in Wayne and Oakland Counties as well as the Ann Arbor location during Borders Benefit Days.   Go to the DIA’s website and print out a Borders Benefit Day voucher.  Or shop online at borders.com with this code: DART9245P. 

Full article here: Buy books at Borders and help the DIA | detnews.com | The Detroit News.

Correction to the Detroit News Article:  Graham Beal, DIA Director, will only be signing copies of “Treasures of the DIA” on Saturday, Oct. 23  from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Birmingham Borders (34300 Woodward Ave.), and from 1-2 p.m. at the Borders in Grosse Pointe (17141 Kercheval).   He will not be signing books on any of the other Borders Benefit Days.

Detroit Film Theatre Benefit

June 14, 2010

“One of the summer’s most anticipated musical events – Bruce Springsteen’s London Calling: Live In Hyde Park – is being presented in a specially prepared, one-time-only preview version as a benefit for the DFT. 100% of the proceeds from the showing of this spectacular recording made at Springsteen’s 2009 London concert will benefit the DIA’s Friends of Detroit Film Theatre, which supports DFT in a myriad of ways year-round. The evening is made possible through the courtesy of Emerging Pictures, Landau Management, Sony Music, and Bruce Springsteen. All seats are $10, available in advance, or – if they remain – at the door. On-stage introduction by Ann Delisi of WDET’s Ann Delisi’s Essential Music.” – from the DIA website

This event takes place Wednesday June 16, 2010 at 7:30 PM at the Detroit Film Theatre.  Click here to purchase tickets.

Detroit Institute of Arts is 125!

May 18, 2010

2010 marks the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Detroit Institute of Arts.  On May 26, 2010, DIA and WDIV-Local 4 will team up for an all-day telethon to benefit the museum.  Be sure to tune into Channel 4 on Wednesday May 26!

Some history of the DIA: http://www.dia.org/about/history.aspx

DIA Exhibition Catalogues from 1886 – 1923: http://www.dalnet.lib.mi.us/dia/catalogues.php

DIA Bulletins and Annual Reports from 1891 – 1960: http://www.dalnet.lib.mi.us/dia/digi.html

Detroit Institute of Arts Big Art Sale

September 17, 2009

The Big Art Sale will take place on October 1 and 2 at DuMouchelle Art Galleries, 409 E. Jefferson in Detroit, and proceeds benefit the Detroit Institute of Arts.   Works of art valued from $250–$30,000 were donated by DIA patrons.

For more details, visit http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=33329.

The auction catalog is available on line at http://www.bigartsale.org/.

Community Foundation Challenge

August 5, 2009

Arab American National Museum, the Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation, The Detroit Institute of Arts and The Henry Ford as well as other Detroit area cultural institutions are participating in a fundraising effort called the Community Foundation Challenge – Arts & Culture. 

On August 18th at 10:00, donors are asked to make their contributions of $25 – $10,000 via http://www.cfsem.org/.  Matching funds will earn each institution an addition 50% of the gift’s value.  Each participating institution has the potential to earn up to $200,000 in matching funds.  The money will help with much needed support of operating costs for institutions.

Donors will be asked to select the institution(s) they wish to donate to using a drop-down menu.  Click here for a list of participating institutions.  Matching funds will go fast, so be ready at 10 AM on August 18!

For more information: 

Visit the DIA for free!

July 16, 2009

On Sunday, July 19, 2009, general admission to the Detroit Institute of Arts is free. 

It is Target Free Family Sunday! 


Detroit Institute of Arts Sacred Detroit Flickr Contest

August 7, 2008

The Detroit Institute of Arts is “organizing an online photo contest that invites DIA visitors, the online community, and the general public to submit photos that capture their interpretation of sacred Detroit.”   Prizes include a signed copy of Kenro Izu’s Bhutan: The Sacred Within, two front-row seats to Izu’s lecture on September 14, 2008, admission for two to the post-lecture strolling supper, and a DIA Companion Membership.  The second place winner will receive a signed copy of Bhutan: The Sacred Within as well as a DIA Companion Membership.   The photo contest is in conjunction with the Kenro Izu: Sacred Places exhibit.  The deadline for submitting photos is September 3, 2008.

For more information and rules for entering, go here:  http://www.dia.org/sacred_places/

To view the Flickr page and photos submitted so far, go here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/detroitssacredplaces/pool/

Also, be sure to visit the blog here:  http://detroitssacredplaces.wordpress.com/


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.