(Detroit-WWJ) The popular “Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus” exhibit drew record crowds Christmas week at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Museum officials say more than 15 thousand visitors took in the exhibition between Dec. 26 and Dec. 31. That’s about three times the typical weekly attendance.
“The response has been overwhelming,” says DIA director Graham Beal, who adds, “We are delighted that our presentation has resonated with so many visitors.”
The exhibition runs through Feb. 12, but institute officials recommend not waiting until the last minute to reserve tickets. “The weeks really sneak up on people,” says DIA public relations director Pamela Marcil.
This Sunday, Jan. 8, is a free admission day at the Institute of Arts. Although general admission will be free, tickets to see “Rembrandt and the Face of Jesue” will be half-off, eight dollars for adults, and four dollars for children 6-17.
The museum and exhibition will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 16.