This Week at the DIA — through 12/25

This Week at the DIA — through 12/25


Drop-in Workshops
Help Us Reach Our Goal
free student field trips


 The Visitation, Rembrandt van Rijn, 1640, oil on cedar panel.
Detroit Institute of Arts  


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Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus
Through February 12, 2012


The approximately sixty small, intimate paintings, drawings, and prints in this exhibition show how Rembrandt van Rijn dramatically changed the approach to depicting the figure of Jesus, moving away from one of majesty, drama, and theatricality to a more human one of meditation and reflection. Special Exhibition Galleries South, 2nd level. $ Read more. 




Once Upon a Time: Prints and Drawings that Tell Stories

Through May 13, 2012



Telling stories through prints and drawings is the subject of this exhibition consisting of works from the DIA’s collection. It includes selections from familiar series, portfolios, and books, as well as several examples that have rarely or never been on view at the museum. Schwartz Galleries of Prints and Drawings, 1st level. read more 



Detroit Revealed: Photographs 2000-2010
Through April 29, 2012


Contemporary artists present photographs and video inspired by Detroit, its people, diverse culture, and industries in work created from 2000-2010. The exhibition includes more than 50 photographs by artists including Michelle Andonian, Carlos Diaz, and Scott Hocking. Albert and Peggy de Salle Gallery of Photography, 1st level. read more 




Gift of a Lifetime: The James Pearson Duffy Collection
Through March 18, 2012
The Detroit Institute of Arts recently received a generous bequest from James Pearson Duffy, one of Detroit’s most unorthodox collectors. Gift of a Lifetime: The James Pearson Duffy Collection showcases his varied collection of drawings, paintings, prints, sculptures, and photographs. Special Exhibition Galleries Central, 2nd level. read more




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Friday Night Live!: “Cheek to Cheek” with Sandra Bomar & Tony Camilletti
Friday at 7 & 8:30 p.m. 
This celebration of jazz hits popularized by the hipsters of the 1940s through the ’60s; features the songs of Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Lerner and Lowe, Rodgers and Hart, and others. Featuring Roland Hamilton on piano and Takashi Iio on bass. Rivera Court, 2nd level. read more

drop-in workshops
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Friday from 6-9 p.m.     
Explore infinite patterns and colors using tissue paper on a simple glass jar you can illuminate with a tea light at home. Webber Education Wing, 1st level. read more
Drawing in the Galleries 

Artist/instructors help participants create drawings to take home. read more  

Youth and Adults
Friday, 6-9 p.m., African, 1st level

Friday, 6-9 p.m., American, 2nd level


Help Us Reach Our Goal

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There is always something new to see and do at the DIA. Please help us continue to offer the high-quality programs you have come to expect and serve our community by making a year tax-deductible gift to the DIA’s Annual Fund. The DIA is debt-free, and is an excellent financial steward of the generous support provided by your gifts. Your donation is tax-deductible and may qualify for the Michigan Personal Income Tax Credit, which expires December 31. Your gift of $10, $50, $125, $250, or any amount you are able to contribute will be greatly appreciated.
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free student field trips 

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The DIA has been able to offer free field trips to 8,000 students thanks to a generous grant from Target. Due to demand, Target has provided additional funds and we are accepting applications for free field trips through January 13, 2012. Teachers: click here to apply.




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Guided Tour
1 p.m. 


Guided Tour
1 p.m. 


Guided Tour
1, 6 & 7:30 p.m.

Drop-in Workshop
6-9 p.m. 

Drawing in the Galleries
6-9 p.m.

Music: Cheek to Cheek
7 & 8:30 p.m. 


Museum Closed
Christmas Eve


Museum Closed
Christmas Day

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Detroit Institute of Arts 
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Detroit, Michigan 48202

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Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus
Individual tickets:
$16 adults, $8 youth or 866.342.8497
Book your group today!
Adult Groups (15+): $12
Youth Groups (6-17): $8
School Groups (grades 5-12): $6
313.833.1292 or

Detroit Film Theatre 
Admission: $7.50 adults, $6.50 seniors, students and DIA members. “DFT 101″ series films: $5, free for DIA members or with paid museum admission.
Discount pass cards, valid for five admissions are $30.
DFT info line: 313.833.3237





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