Gallery: College Night at the DIA

Area students are offered a free chance to check out 30 Americans at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

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On Oct. 23 the Detroit Institute of Arts hosted College Night, encouraging area students to visit the DIA free of charge and view the newest exhibition, 30 Americans, which opened on Oct. 18. Over 400 students from Oakland University, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Macomb Community College, Lawrence Technological University and Wayne State University students attended the event organized by the DIA. Students were treated to games, snacks, live music and a dance party which kicked off at 9:30pm.

The event not only gave students an opportunity socialize and network with individuals from surrounding colleges but provided a valuable opportunity to experience culture in the city and explore the history of race relations in the US through art. Overall, the event was well received by students, and the addition of the dance party (and cash bar) contributed to a fun night in the city, especially for the students unaccustomed with the happenings in Midtown, Detroit.

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