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The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is partnering with Inside|Out Literary Arts Project to host the final event of its Louder Than a Bomb (LTAB): The Michigan Youth Poetry Festival on Sunday, May 6 at 2 p.m. The event is free with museum admission, which is free for Wayne, Oakland and Macomb County residents.

“Louder Than a Bomb – MC Olympics” features LTAB artists competing for the title of hip-hop supremacy in a three-round tournament judged by renowned Detroit emcees, putting their written, freestyle and crowd-moving skills to the test in this family-friendly event.

Louder Than a Bomb: The Michigan Youth Poetry Festival is the largest convening of young writers in Michigan. Following the national LTAB model founded by Young Chicago Authors over a decade ago, this annual festival welcomes hundreds of participants from across the state to be a part of this life-changing experience.

During LTAB, teams of high school-aged poets engage in a robust schedule of poetry slam competitions, intensive workshops, open mic performances, MC Olympics, and more. Over the course of the 2-day festival, participants experience some of Detroit’s most treasured institutions including the Detroit Institute of Arts, Museum of Contemporary Arts Detroit, the Detroit Public Library, and Wayne State University. Visit https://www.ltabmichigan.com/ for more information and full festival schedule.

Museum Hours and Admission

9 a.m.–4 p.m. Tuesdays–Thursdays, 9 a.m.–10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. General admission (excludes ticketed exhibitions) is free for Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county residents and DIA members. For all others, $14 for adults, $9 for seniors ages 62+, $8 for college students, $6 for ages 6–17. For membership information, call 313-833-7971.

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), one of the premier art museums in the United States, is home to more than 60,000 works that comprise a multicultural survey of human creativity from ancient times through the 21st century. From the first Van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum (Self-Portrait, 1887), to Diego Rivera’s world-renowned Detroit Industry murals (1932–33), the DIA’s collection is known for its quality, range and depth. The DIA’s mission is to create opportunities for all visitors to find personal meaning in art individually and with each other.

Programs are made possible with support from residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

 

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