Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The locking of the DIA

The doors are now closed at the DIA for the summer! Graem held the closing ceremony on sunday: he officially locked the doors and drew the banner! He then started the game of putt-putt, where he jokingly announced he has never played a game of golf in his life!
"The DIA is currently closed to put the finishing touches on its construction project and to re-hang 5,000 works of art! This November we’ll reopen..."
(pretty similar to what CAID had going)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't the DIA used to have art? It's bad enough the thinker was taken out of detroit and the museum is closed for renovation... but now the lawn is transformed into a sub-par carnival and charging the citizens of Detroit $5 to enjoy "art"

The DIA had an opportunity to use the lawn while the museum was closed for a sculpture competition or another similar event that could have brought new art to the exterior of the muesum.

It's only fitting that with the loss of the thinker to Grand Rapids, Detroit replaces the space with putt-putt

5:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What fun on this course we had today. I didn't hear one bit of whining...just laughter and sighs and thoughts about what we'll be able to see once the DIA doors are open again in the Fall. I just love the DIA.

10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon - i tend to think you have never been a position where it was on your shoulders to figure out where funding was going to come from and come up with creative and innovative ways to raise money.

Miniature golf here is $11 a game. And the holes are much less interesting.

12:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The DIA should hold art to a high standard for the community watching... no doubt raising funds is a challenging possition yet this doesn't seem to be much of a money making venture with few participants daily that surely just cover the cost of housing the security that have spread out over this little patch of putt-putt.

I'm saying bring real art that people want to see and pay for - take a risk, not a day outside of $2.25 hotdogs that the people of detroit can't afford. I've watched that course from day one... people aren't coming

10:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the thinker is only being loaned for the summer and will be back. the putt-putt has been slow on the weekdays, but has had a lot of players on the weekend.

10:54 AM  

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