DETROIT (WWJ) - Due to popular demand, the Detroit Institute of Art has announced that it will extend museum hours for the second straight week.
The extended hours were added after the DIA received an overwhelming amount of visitors wanting to see the popular exhibition Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus. Both the museum and exhibition will now be open on the following dates and times:
Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 28 and 29: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 4 and 11: 10 a.m.-10p.m. Sundays, Feb. 5 and 12: 10 a.m.-8p.m.
In addition to the new extended hours, the DIA will also be open on Tuesdays, Jan. 31 and Feb. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
DIA Chief Operating Officer Annmarie Erickson credits the popularity to one aspect in particular. “Word of mouth has been a tremendous factor in the popularity of this wonderful exhibition,” Erickson said. “And even though we’ve already extended hours, the demand is not letting up. Opening on the last two Tuesdays will provide more options for groups and individuals to secure tickets.”
The DIA is urging people to purchase tickets in advance and not wait until the finals days of the exhibition to see it.
The museum has extended hours in the final week for past blockbuster exhibitions, such as Van Gogh: Face to Face and Degas and the Dance, but hasn’t done so in several years. In those cases, even with the extra hours, some people were unable to purchase tickets due to them being sold out.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.dia.org.