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The museum will be closed to the public on Thursday, September, 29.

Auxiliary Groups

Offering our members opportunities for deeper engagement with the museum’s collection, each auxiliary group has a distinct identity, with programs designed especially for its members. All DIA members may join as many auxiliary groups as desired to tailor their membership experience to fit their unique interests

Associates of the American Wing

Associates of the American Wing members enjoy special programs dealing with American painting, sculpture, and decorative arts of the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.

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European Paintings Council

European Paintings Council

Through focused gallery tours, visits to the DIA's conservation laboratory, lectures, and more, this auxiliary provides behind-the-scenes opportunities, supporting one of the museum's most important collections.

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Founders Junior Council

Founders Junior Council is a group of young professionals dedicated to making the DIA more accessible to more people.

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Friends of African and African-American Art

As one of the DIA's most active auxiliaries, FAAAA is committed to developing an appreciation of African and African-American art and supporting acquisitions in these important areas.

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Friends of Art & Flowers

This group was formed in 1988 as the result of a highly successful Art & Flowers Spring Festival. The Friends' primary function is the beautification of the DIA.

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Friends of Asian Arts and Cultures

Friends of Asian Arts and Cultures

Friends of Asian Arts and Cultures welcomes all who have an interest in the arts of Asia, the Ancient Middle East, and the Islamic World.

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Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art

FMCA, the museum's oldest auxiliary, supports art acquisitions and activities of the James Pearson Duffy Department of Contemporary Art.

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Friends of print, drawing & photographs

Friends of Prints, Drawings & Photographs

Friends of Prints, Drawings & Photographs is known for enthusiastic member involvement and camaraderie. With educational and social programs built around related DIA exhibitions, dinners, lectures, workshops and festive previews, there's enough to keep any graphic arts enthusiast busy and intrigued.

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Friends of Detroit Film Theatre

Join Friends of the Detroit Film Theatre (FDFT) and help to support the DFT film series, preserve the DIA's collection of film, video, and related materials, and raise funds toward restoration of the museum's historic auditorium.

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Visiting Committee for European Sculpture and Decorative Arts

The Visiting Committee studies European decorative arts in all their variety. Members are committed enthusiasts who work closely with curators in planning and sponsoring public lectures and connoisseurship seminars.

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