This Week @ the DIA, February 1-5, 2012 (Rembrandt is leaving, so get over there)

This Week @ the DIA, February 1-5, 2012 (Rembrandt is leaving, so get over there)

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Detroit Revealed on Film: After the Factory

Thursday at 7 p.m.

(USA/2011-directed by Philip Lauri) Former industrial towns are asking the question, ‘What comes after the factory?’ Detroit has been running on fumes since the fall of the auto industry and Poland’s textile industry in Lodz has been hanging by a thread since the fall of communism. In both cities, their populations have fled, unemployment has spiked, and now, they’re both knee-deep in the pressures of re-building their economies. After the Factory presents an opportunity to learn from these two cultures as their ways of life transition to something newFollowing the screening there will be a panel discussion including director Philip Lauri. read more

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey

Friday at 7 & 9:30 p.m.
Saturday at 4, 7 & 9:30 p.m.

Sunday at 2 & 4:30 p.m.

(USA/2011-directed by Constance Marks) Beloved by children of all ages around the world, Elmo is an international icon. Still, few people know the man behind the puppet Kevin Clash, who from childhood dreamed of working with his idol, master puppeteer Jim Henson. This enchanting new documentary tells the parallel stories of Kevin and Elmo, and how they evolved together to create one of the most beloved superstars in the history of children’s entertainment. (78 min.) DFT Auditorium $. read more

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Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus
Through February 12, 2012

Final Weeks! Extended Hours:
Saturday until 10 p.m. / Sunday until 8 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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

plant (3D)
Through February 05, 2012

Commissioned by the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan, plant (3d) is a three-dimensional investigation of the abandoned Packard auto plant in Detroit by digital artist Paul Kaiser. The twenty-foot projection captures the enormity and emptiness of the plant. Plant is free with museum admission as part of the Detroit Revealed: Photographs 2000-2010 exhibition and Detroit Revealed on Film series. It will be repeated throughout the day until one hour prior to museum closing. Family Room, 2nd level (Running time: approx. 15 min.) 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

especially for families

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Storytelling Performance: Rosie Chapman

Sunday at 2 p.m.
Join storyteller Rosie Chapman as she narrates African and African-American stories accompanied by traditional instruments. Lecture Hall, 1st level. read more


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Friday Night Live!: Mike Monford and Detroit Effervescence

Friday at 7 & 8:30 p.m
Kick off Black History Month with energetic and spirited music composed by alto saxophonist Mike Monford. He is joined by Detroit Effervescence members Dwight Adams on trumpet, Marion Hayden on bass, Djallo Djakate on drums, and Ian Fenkelstein at the piano. Rivera Court, 2nd level. read more

Sunday Music Bar: Classical Southern Style Lion Dance, presented by the Asian Martial Arts Studio

Sunday at 1 & 3 p.m.

In honor of the 2012 Chinese New Year, the Asian Martial Arts Studio presents a Classical Southern-Style Lion Dance performance with live percussion, including gongs, drums, and cymbals, followed by a demonstration of various Kung Fu forms. Rivera Court, 2nd level. read more

drop-in workshops
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Adinkra Cloth
Friday from 6-9 p.m.

Adinkra cloth is hand-printed fabric that is made in Ghana. Learn more about this African art form and create a small banner using cloth and handmade adinkra stamps. 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., British and Decorative Arts, 3rd level

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

Youth and Adults

Sunday, Noon-4 p.m., African, 1st level

Book Arts: Accordion Books
Saturday from Noon-4 p.m.
The accordion book, also known as the concertina book, is one of the most versatile and easiest books to make. Make your own then decorate it using markers, ribbon, and beads. Webber Education Wing, 1st level. read more


Sunday from Noon-4 p.m.

Make a simple version of this West African instrument using tongue depressors, scrap wood, and colored markers. Webber Education Wing, 1st level. read more


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Guided Tour
1 & 3 p.m.


Guided Tour
1 & 3 p.m.

Film: After the Factory
7 p.m.


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

Drawing in the Galleries
6-9 p.m.

Drop-in Workshop
6-9 p.m.

Film: Being Elmo
7 & 9:30 p.m.

Music: Mike Monford
7 & 8:30 p.m.


Noon-4 p.m.

Guided Tour
1 & 3 p.m.

Film: Being Elmo
4, 7 & 9:30 p.m.


Drawing in the Galleries
Noon-4 p.m.

Noon-4 p.m.

Guided Tour
1 & 3 p.m.

Music: Lion Dance
1 & 3 p.m.

Film: Being Elmo
2 & 4:30 p.m.

Storytelling: Rosie Chapman
2 p.m.

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Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus
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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.
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