Saturday, June 5, 2010
Every Friday, the DIA is open until 10pm. During this time, there are live music performances (last night was ZoZo Afrobeat, which I heard was awesome), drop-in art-making workshops, cash bars throughout the museum (I'd be lying if I said this didn't make me a little nervous), lectures, and other small events inside the galleries.
Friday, June 4, 2010
Thus, in my most humble intern opinion, I see the Detroit City Chess Club as being one of the most valuable programs at the DIA.
All of the photos came from the chess club's website, www.detroitcitychessclub.com
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Somehow, when I pictured myself working in a museum, I always imagined myself in an office stacked with books and full of priceless artifacts. Now here I am in a sea of grey cubicles. The third floor of the DIA is not glamorous. Even the director's office is just a modified cubicle with a door.
Most of the windows don't even look outside-- they're all interior windows (partly a result of the renovation) that look into interior courts or directly into other walls. Which is why I was surprised to walk out of my cubicle corner and see this:
An unusual sight in the hallway...
Hey, I wasn't done with the comics yet!
Yes, that's right. They put newspaper over our (interior) windows! These windows weren't all that exciting to begin with, so it was disturbing that someone felt the need to cover them entirely.
You can see that they look out onto... nothing:
That's probably why Michelle Obama wanted to have lunch with us.