This Week at the DIA

This Week at the DIA


Drop-in Workshops


Brunch With Bach
Michigan Harp Ensemble: Angelaires Again!
Sunday at 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. 


Five harpists perform a musical memoir of one of the most famous harp ensembles ever created, the Angelaires. The Michigan group plays a historical tribute to the Angelaires, performing music written expressly for them when they toured in the 1950s. The repertoire includes pop and classical numbers arranged for the harp. Kresge Court, 1st level $. read more 




in the galleries
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Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus
Through February 12, 2012


This Sunday only, tickets are half off. Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus brings together for the first time many of Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn’s finest paintings, prints and drawings that portray Jesus and events described in the Bible. The exhibition of 64 works includes approximately 52 small, intimate paintings, prints and drawings by Rembrandt and his students revealing how Rembrandt broke from traditional 17th-century representations of Jesus. read more 




Detroit Revealed: Photographs 2000-2010
Through April 8, 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. The exhibition is organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts and is free with museum admission. Special Exhibition Central, 2nd level. read more




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Friday Night Live!: Ken Thomson and Slow/Fast
Friday at 7 & 8:30 p.m. 
Slow/Fast is a merging of the musical worlds of Ken Thomson, exploring his interest in structured and controlled compositions for chamber ensemble with jazz and improvised music. As a composer Thomson moves between many genres and has received commissions from the American Composers Orchestra, Bang on a Can, and the True/False Film Festival. Slow/Fast mebers are Thomson (saxophone), Russ Johnson (trumpet), Nir Felder (guitar) Adam Armstrong (bass), and Fred Kennedy (drums). Rivera Court, 2nd level. read more


Sponsored by the Founders Junior Council 
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Storytelling Performance: Cozy Christmas Stories
Sunday at 2 p.m.
Sit a spell and enjoy jolly interactive stories for children and cozy tales for adults from the European Christmas tradition performed by award-winning storyteller Yvonne Healy. Rivera Court, 2nd level. read more

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Extending the Contexts of Vodou Symbology
Sunday at 2 p.m.     
Born in Haiti, raised in Puerto Rico, and educated in Canada and Paris, Edouard Duval-Carrié often incorporates elements of Vodou beliefs and practices in his art to represent Haiti’s contemporary political turmoil. His more recent work combines elements of African fables, classical mythology, and Haitian and world history with contemporary events. Lecture Hall, 1st level. read more

drop-in workshops
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Friday from 6-9 p.m.     
Create your own puppet using felt and burlap. 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., Modern & Contemporary, 2nd level

Friday, 6-9 p.m., Ancient Greek & Roman, 2nd level

Youth and Adults

Sunday, Noon-4 p.m., Modern & Contemporary, 2nd level
Snow Snakes

Saturday from Noon-4 p.m. 


Learn a traditional Inuit game and decorate a simple stick to look like a snake. Webber Education Wing, 1st level. read more
Bojagi (Bow-ja-gee)  

Sunday from Noon-4 p.m. 


Korean bojagi are traditional wrapping cloths. Women created them to wrap, store, decorate, or carry gifts and everyday objects. Join us and learn more as you design your own. Webber Education Wing, 1st level. read more


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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: Slow/Fast
7 & 8:30 p.m. 


Drop-in Workshop
Noon-4 p.m.

Guided Tour
1 & 3 p.m.


Michigan Harp Ensemble
11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Drop-in Workshop
Noon-4 p.m.

Drawing in the Galleries
Noon-4 p.m.

Guided Tour
1 & 3 p.m.

Lecture: Vodou Symbology
2 p.m.

Storytelling: Christmas Stories
2 p.m.

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Fri: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sat-Sun: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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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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