This Week @ the DIA, April 11-15, 2012

This Week @ the DIA, April 11-15, 2012

lecture
especially for families
music
IN THE GALLERIES
especially for families
Featured Article
Hernan Bas, Detroit studio

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Arts + Minds: In Conversation with Hernan Bas

Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Recently transplanted from Miami to Detroit’s east side, internationally acclaimed Hernan Bas makes paintings that explore the world of the dandy. Baroque, abstract, narrative, concise, and epic, his work address issues of identity and personifies the adolescent males that inhabit them. Bas will discuss his newest body of work, made in Detroit. Lecture Hall, 1st level. read more

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Artists Demonstration: Moonbeams for Motown

Friday – Monday until 10pm
Moonbeams for Motown, a mixed media installation tracing the rays of the sun, will illuminate the sky above the front lawn of the DIA for four nights in a row. Artist Michael Rodemer will use electroluminescent fibers and micro controllers to provide visual markers of the rays of the sun at night. The spectacle will pierce the night sky, extending from the roof of the museum to the ground, each night until 10 p.m.
Sunday from Noon – 3 p.m.
Join us for artist Michael Rodemer’s presentation as he talks about the artistic process behind Moonbeams for Motown, a mixed media installation tracing the rays of the sun. Visitors can then accompany Rodemer as he completes the installation on the DIA’s front lawn (weather permitting). Gibbs Gallery 1st level (Noon-1 p.m.) DIA South Lawn (1-3 p.m.) read more

detroit film theatre

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The Wages of Fear (Original Uncut Version)

Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. / Sunday at 2 p.m.

(France/1953-directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot) Four desperate men, stranded without money or hope in a desolate town in Central America, are offered $2,000 each to drive trucks filled with nitroglycerine over 300 miles of decrepit mountain roads in order to put out a raging oil-well fire. In French with English subtitles. (147 min.) DFT Auditorium $. read more

The Joffrey Ballet: Mavericks of American Dance

Thursday at 7 p.m. / Saturday at 4 p.m.

(USA/2011-directed by Bob Hercules) Narrated by Mandy Patinkin, Mavericks of American Dance documents how the Joffrey revolutionized ballet, becoming the first uniquely American company by combining modern dance with traditional ballet set to contemporary scores. Showing the full history of the company from its founding in 1956 to the present, Mavericks of American Dance describes how the Joffrey resurrected itself after devastating setbacks and introduced cutting-edge choreographers, such as Leonide Massine and Twyla Tharp, to larger audiences. (94 min.) DFT Auditorium $ read more

The Salt of Life

Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m. / Sunday at 5 p.m.

(Italy/2011-directed by Gianni Di Gregorio) In his warm and witty follow-up to the 2010 sleeper hit Mid-August Lunch, writer-director-actor Gianni Di Gregorio has created another sparkling comic ode to the ladies in his life. Watching his “codger” friends snare beautiful younger women on the sun-kissed cobblestones of Trastevere, Gianni tries his polite, utterly gracious best to generate some kind of extracurricular love life – with both hilarious and poignant results. In Italian with English subtitles. (90 min). read more

MUSIC

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Friday Night Live! and Sunday Music Bar: Yehonatan Berick and Pauline Martin

Friday at 7 & 8:30 p.m / Sunday at 1 & 3 p.m.
Yehonatan Berick and Pauline Martin perform music for violin and piano by Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms. Rivera Court, 2nd level. read more

museum shop

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Michigan Glass Month

Through April 29, 2012
Celebrate Glass Month with us! The recently re-opened glass gallery will showcase two stunning new acquisitions: Still Life with Vines (2011) by Beth Lipman and Spirit Box (2009) by Preston Singletary. The Museum Shop is featuring studio glass by Robert Held, John Pomp, and Jeffrey P’an. Throughout April, enjoy 30% off featured selected pieces either online at diashop.org or in the shop (no admission required).

in the galleries

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Plant (3D)

Through April 29, 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. 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

drop-in workshops
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Musical Instruments: Sistrums

Wednesday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sistrums are sacred rattles carried by royal women during ceremonies in ancient Egypt. Learn more about this instrument and create a simple version. Webber Education Wing, 1st level. read more

Wire Sculpture
Thursday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Use colorful wire and beads to create a one-of-a-kind sculpture. Webber Education Wing, 1st level. read more

Printmaking: Crayon Rubbings
Friday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Use waxed crayons, paper, and found objects to create a rubbing. Webber Education Wing, 1st level. read more

Illuminated Manuscripts
Friday from 6-9 p.m.
Illuminated manuscripts were primarily used in religious contexts. Learn more as you decorate and embellish your initials using gold foil, markers, and paper. 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

Adults
Friday, 6-9 p.m., Islamic, 1st level

Youth and Adults

Sunday, Noon-4 p.m., Modern and Contemporary, 2nd level

Book Arts: Chinese Slat Books
Saturday from Noon-4 p.m.
In ancient China, before the invention of paper, documents were written on bamboo or wooden slats. Make your own book based on this ancient technique. Webber Education Wing, 1st level. read more

Printmaking: Paper Marbling

Sunday from Noon-4 p.m.

Create beautiful marbled patterns on paper in a project inspired by books made during the Italian Renaissance. Webber Education Wing, 1st level. read more

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wednesday

Drop-in Workshop
11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Guided Tour
1 p.m.

Film: plant (3D)
1-3 p.m.

Lecture: Hernan Bas
7 p.m.

thursday

Drop-in Workshop
11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Guided Tour
1 p.m.

Film: plant (3D)
1-3 p.m.

Film: Joffrey Ballet
7  p.m.

Friday

Drop-in Workshop
11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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

Film: plant (3D)
1-9 p.m.

Drawing in the Galleries
6-9 p.m.

Drop-in Workshop
6-9 p.m.

Film: The Wages of Fear
7 p.m.

Moonbeams for Motown
until 10 p.m.

Music: Yehonatan Berick and Pauline Martin
7 & 8:30 p.m.

Film: The Salt of Life
10 p.m.

Saturday

Drop-in-Workshop
Noon-4 p.m.

Film: plant (3D)
1-4 p.m.

Guided Tour
1 & 3 p.m.

Film: The Joffrey Ballet
4 p.m.

Film: The Wages of Fear
7 p.m.

Moonbeams for Motown
until 10 p.m.

Film: The Salt of Life
10 p.m.

Sunday

Artist Demonstration: Moonbeams for Motown
Noon – 3 p.m.

Drawing in the Galleries
Noon-4 p.m.

Drop-in-Workshop
Noon-4 p.m.

Film: plant (3D)
1-4 p.m.

Guided Tour
1 & 3 p.m.

Music: Yehonatan Berick and Pauline Martin
1 & 3 p.m.

Film: The Wages of Fear
2 p.m.

Film: The Salt of Life
5 p.m.

Moonbeams for Motown
until 10 p.m.

monday

Moonbeams for Motown
until 10 p.m.

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