are free with museum admission unless otherwise noted. For more
information, call (313) 833-7900 or see the Web site at www.dia.org.
and Thursdays, 1 p.m.; Fridays, 1, 6 & 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays
and Sundays, 1 & 3 p.m. Drawing
in the Galleries (For all ages) Fridays,
69 p.m.; Sundays, 15 p.m.Saturday,
November 08Arts Alive! The Gala Celebration of the Detroit
Institute of Arts Arts
Alive! Let Yourself Go Again!Ticket prices are
$200, $600, and $2,500 per person. For details, call 313.833.7967.
the joie de vivre at the heart of French culture at Les Arts
Vivants (Arts Alive!), a celebration of the first anniversary
of our grand opening galaone of last years best
attended and most talked about partieson Saturday, November
8. Taking inspiration from the French masterworks in the special
exhibition Monet to Dali: Modern Masters from the Cleveland
Museum of Art, the DIA has put together an evening of all things
French, from Piaf to pommes frites. So allons-y encore (let
yourself go, again). Guests
may tour Monet to Dali at their leisure, spending time with
French masterworks by Cezanne, Renoir, Monet, and Matisse. Parts
of the museum will be turned into the squares and streets of
Paris, with artists sketching caricatures and models in exquisite
period costumes. Partygoers
will be greeted by an array of entertainers reminiscent of the
eye-popping performances at the Moulin Rouge and Les Folies
Bergere. Graceful aerialists adorned in sequins and feathers
will swoop above the crowd in the Great Hall and Rivera Court.
Acrobats will perform feats of strength and agility guaranteed
to amaze and impress. It wouldnt be the Moulin Rouge without
the can-can, so dancers in brilliant costume will add plenty
of sparkle throughout the evening. This
years musical entertainment promises to be lively, as
well. DJ Rashida, one of the most sought after DJs, will get
the party started with her signature fusion of hip-hop, rock,
funk, and reggae. Mel Ball and the Colours Orchestra will play
big band music with a special performance from a French chanteuse.
gala chairs are Mary Kay Crain and Jennifer Fischer. Dinner
chairs are Trudy DunCombe Archer, Lauren Fisher, Cynthia Ford,
and Kathy Penske.
14-15 at 7:00 & 9:30 p.m.
16 at 4:00 p.m.
smith:dream of life
by Steven Sebring
Forty years ago Patti Smith left her family and New Jersey
home on a bus headed for New York City. Obsessed with late
19th century symbolist poets Arthur Rimbaud and William Blake,
and ignited by late 20th century beat and counter-culture,
she burned with a dream of finding her own muse. Nearly twelve
years in the making, Steven Sebring's brilliant film captures
the artist's passionate search through the decades, a trajectory
that encompassed critical acclaim for her music, obscurity
as a mother and housewife living in suburban Detroit and her
reemergence as a political activist. A collaboration between
the director and his subject, Dream of Life is an unforgettable
portrait of a legendary artist as everywoman.
"Beautiful and intermittently haunting. Dream of Life
could be called a meditation on aging and mortality, an intimate
study of a genuinely remarkable person." -Andrew O'Hehir,
November 19, at 6:00 pm
Supper and Cocktails in Rivera Court
person DIA Woodward Entrance 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Artist talks
in the Contemporary Galleries Hostesses Lila Silverman, Barbara
Kratchman, Wendy Silverman, and Janice Steinhardt