Friday, January 27, 2012

Still time to see 'Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus'

If you wanted to see "Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus" at the Detroit Institute of Arts but were too busy during the holidays, you're in luck. The DIA will have extended hours during the first two weekends in February.

The special hours are: 
Saturdays, Feb. 4 and 11, 10 a.m.-10 pm. 
Sundays, Feb. 5 and 12, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
The very last day of the exhibit is Feb. 12.

Head of Christ, Rembrandt van Rijn, oil on oak panel, c. 1648-50. Staatliche Museen Preubsicher Kulturbesitz, Gem'ldegalerie, Berlin

The Supper at Emmaus attributed to Rembrandt van Rijn, 1648, oil on mahogany panel, Mus'e du Louvre, Paris

The DIA also has a number of programs that are free with museum admission, unless otherwise noted, including a few today. 

* The Detroit City Chess Club, Fridays from 4-8 p.m. The club's mission is to teach area students the game and life lessons. Members have won state, regional and national competitions. People wanting to learn how to play chess should show up between 4 and 6 p.m. There will be no teaching between 6 and 8 p.m., but visitors can play chess.

Bring out your inner artist at the Drop-in Workshops 

For more information, call 313-833-7900 or visit www.dia.org. 

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