The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) presents “DIA@125, a Gala” on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. This year’s annual fundraiser celebrates the museum’s 125th anniversary and includes a special tribute to longtime DIA supporters Marianne and Alan Schwartz.

“It is extremely satisfying to be at the helm of the DIA as it reaches its 125th year, and our gala will be a worthy celebration,” said Graham W. J. Beal, DIA director. “We are especially pleased to honor Marianne and Alan Schwartz, who for more than 50 years have generously donated time, money and works of art that have enriched the museum in so many ways.”

Co-chairs for the gala are Detroit’s First Lady Yvette Bing, Gayle Camden of Grosse Pointe and Fair Radom of Bloomfield Hills.

Tickets range from $125 to $2500. This year, $2500 tickets include an exclusive pre-gala cocktail party at the newly renovated Manoogian Mansion, hosted by Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and his wife, Yvette, on Wednesday, Sept. 15.

The evening’s décor will focus on the museum’s architecture and collection, and entertainment will include a nostalgic look back at the museum throughout the years up to the present. Catering for the cocktail reception and sit-down dinner is by Forte Belanger in Troy.

For more information, call (313) 833-7967.


Photo Credit: Tom Pidgeon

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