Sunday, August 23, 2009

The “Museums on Us” Program

Here is a great way to get into museums for free not only in Michigan, but throughout the U.S. The program is through Bank of America and works only on the first full weekend of each month. If you hold a Bank of America ATM, credit, or check card you hold a pass to over 100 museums. Grand Rapids, Dearborn, and Detroit are the three cities in Michigan with museums for you to check out. Also, don’t forget to check out this opportunity if you know that you will be traveling out of town so you can experience arts & culture away from home. For a list of museums and eligible weekends log onto the Bank of America website.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

GM Renaissance Center

The Ren Cen is much more than the headquarters to an American icon. Last week I had the chance to take a tour with some friends visiting from out of town. If you haven’t been on the tour, I highly recommend you check it out and it’s free! In addition to the stunning views of Detroit and Windsor, this family friendly tour will expose you to culture, history, and art within. Some highlights of the tour include the architecture of the 5 story GM Wintergarden and the world map patio outside overlooking the Detroit river. Also, murals of Detroit compliment the history of the city throughout the center of the building. Finally, Danny Lane’s sculpture Borealis, inspired by the aurora borealis, greets visitors at the entrance and will simply amaze you.