Matt and I managed to squeeze in our September Date of the Month right at the end of the month. We went back to Detroit (last time we went to see the Tigers game) and this time headed to the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Both Matt and I have never been to the DIA before. We parked in a lot behind the building and headed toward the rear entrance. I pointed out the sign that said “Group Entrance Only”, but Matt shrugged it off and said that other people were going in that way. So we walked right in, strutted past a security guard like we owned the place and ended up right inside the gallery without paying admission. After a brief debate about the negative karma of sneaking in, we headed to the front entrance and ponied up the cash for tickets. It’s only $8 anyway.
I was thoroughly impressed with the collections. We spent most of our time in the Eurpoean paintings collection– which is the largest collection in the gallery I think– particularly the medieval and renaissance works which I think both of us find the most interesting.
In the European Modern Art collection we managed to find some famous impressionist artists like Van Gogh, Picasso, Cezanne, and Matisse.
We quickly scanned through contemporary art, though both of us are critical and find this type of art frustrating and then briefly visited the Islamic and Asian collections before the museums doors closed.
After the Detroit Institute of Arts, we walked over to a vegetarian restaurant called Seva close by. I was detoxing so I wanted a place with lots of options for me, and surprsingly Matt was game for this place. I showed him the menu online and he thought it looked promising. When we got there it was quiet (also, it was 5pm) but when we left, the place was nearly packed.
I wanted dessert, but instead I ordered fresh carrot, apple, and ginger juice. It was good. It wasn’t dessert obviously but it was good.
The night was still early when we got back home so we watched Snow White and the Huntsman (not great, don’t bother) and then went to bed.
Another fun date night
Date of the Month Club
Check out other posts in the Date of the Month club, where Matt and I go on one special date every month of 2012:
January – Bookstore Scavanger Hunt
February – Board Game Night
March – Bowling
April – Detroit Walking Tour
May – Colasanti’s
June – Picnic
July – Next Restaurant
August – Detroit Tigers Baseball Game
October – Wine Tasting
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