This Week @ the DIA, April 25-29, 2012

This Week @ the DIA, April 25-29, 2012

 
   

 
 
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Drop-in Workshops

 

 

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The Island President 

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

(USA/2011-directed by Jon Shenk) The Island President is the astonishing story of the first year in office of 41-year-old President Nasheed of the Maldives, a dedicated man confronting a problem greater in its way than any other world leader has ever faced – the impending submersion of his country beneath the ocean’s surface. The Island President also features a brilliant soundtrack by Radiohead. In English and Dhivehi with English subtitles. (101 min.) DFT Auditorium $. read more 

 

 

Monsieur Lazhar      

Friday and Saturday at 9:30 p.m. / Sunday at 4:30 p.m. 

(Canada/2011-directed by Philippe Falardeau) In Montreal, the unexpected death of an elementary school teacher comes to the attention of Bachir Lazhar, a 55-year-old Algerian immigrant, who offer his services as a substitute teacher and is quickly hired as a replacement.  In French with English subtitles. (94 min) DFT Auditorium $. read more 

 

 

Detroit Revealed on Film: Detroit/State Theater      

Thursday at 7 p.m.

(USA, Germany/2010-directed by Daniel Kötter and Constanze Fischbeck)  What used to be the space for theatrical presentation, nowadays presents the urban crisis. What once was private space has become public open space for societal negotiation. The city became a theater itself. In front of the backdrop of the former Michigan Theater, Detroit/State Theater stages the performative discourse of six locations, six neighborhoods, and six Detroiters. read more 

 

 

DFT 101: The Killing    

Saturday at 4 p.m. 

(USA/1956-directed by Stanley Kubrick) Stanley Kubrick’s taut, crackerjack crime thriller – made when the director was just 28 – remains one of his most skillful and deliriously entertaining films. Sterling Hayden is the mastermind behind a group of ex-cons who engineer a daring daylight racetrack heist, but quicker than you can say “greedy blonde,” the perfect crime turns out to be anything but. (85 min.) DFT Auditorium. read more 

 

 

The Michigan Student Film and Video Festival    

Saturday at 10 a.m. 

The DFT is proud to host The Michigan Student Film and Video Festival, now in its 44th year. The festival is unique in the nation for providing a public venue for the work of students in grades K-12, as well as giving recognition and significant awards to young media artists. Admission is free to the public; screenings take place from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. read more 

 

 

 

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Terry Blackhawk Reading and Book Signing 

Friday at 6:30 p.m. 
Join award-winning poet Terry Blackhawk for a book signing and reading from The Light Between, her new book published by WSU Press. The Light Between probes beyond and through the painful dissolution of a long marriage to examine the complexities of love with bravery and delicacy. The book signing begins at 6:30 p.m. with a reading at 8 p.m. Rivera Court, free with museum admission. read more
 

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Friday Night Live!: Baaba

Friday at 7 & 8:30 p.m. 
Baaba has been described as the Polish underground supergroup that often collaborates with a wide range of jazz and underground musicians and producers. Their music contains jazz and rock melodies mixed with psychedelic beats and danceable funk. Rivera Court, 2nd level. read more
Sunday Music Bar: Scott Gwinnell’s Cass Corridor Suite
Sunday at 1 & 3 p.m. 
Pianist, composer, and arranger Scott Gwinnell performs his new composition for nine-piece big band. The piece is inspired by the history of Detroit’s Cass Corridor and it’s impact on Detroit’s cultural life. Kresge Court, 1st level. read more
 

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Puppet Performance: Eulenspiegel Puppets’ production of The Snow Queen

Sunday at 2 pm
This adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale uses miniature marionettes that interact on the pages of two large storybooks. The story follows Gerda as she travels to the ends of the earth to save her best friend from the Snow Queen. Performed in conjunction with the Detroit Puppeteer Guild’s National Day of Puppetry festivities at the Livonia Public Library. Lecture Hall, 1st level. read more
 

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Arts + Minds: Thomas Cole as Transatlantic Romantic   

Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. 
Thomas Cole is often celebrated as the “founder” of American landscape painting. Yet, he aspired to paint ambitious historical and allegorical subjects, which were out of step with the parochial tastes of 19th century American collectors. Alan Wallach will discuss Cole’s lifelong struggle to adapt English aesthetic traditions to the taste of his American audience. Lecture Hall, 1st level read more
FMCA Fourth Fridays: Glass, Glass, Glass!
Friday at 7 p.m. 
Curator Rebecca Hart will give an informal talk about the new DIA contemporary glass installation in the Aviva and Jack A. Robinson Decorative Arts Gallery. Come see the new installation by Beth Lipman, Still Life with Vines, purchased with funds donated by FMCA. N260 Contemporary Art Galleries. read more
 

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Michigan Glass Month   

Last Day this Sunday  
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). 
 

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Plant (3D) 

Last day this Sunday   
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
Detroit Revealed: Photographs 2000-2010

Last day this Sunday 

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 

 

 

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 

 

 

75th Annual Detroit Public Schools Student Exhibition

Through June 3, 2012

The annual Detroit Public Schools Student Exhibition features hundreds of imaginative works ranging from paintings, prints, drawings, photography, ceramics, videos, and jewelry created by Detroit Public Schools students in grades K-12, Walter Gibbs Learning Center, 1st level. read more 

 

 

 

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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., Native American, 1st level

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

 

Youth and Adults

Sunday, Noon-4 p.m., Great Hall, 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

Guided Tour
1 p.m. 

Film: plant (3D)
1-3 p.m. 

Lecture: Thomas Cole
6:30 p.m. 

thursday

Guided Tour
1 p.m. 

Film: plant (3D)
1-3 p.m. 

Film: Detroit/State Theater
7  p.m. 

Friday

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. 

DIA Moment: Terry Blackhawk
6:30 p.m. 

Film: The Island President
7 p.m. 

Lecture: Contemporary Glass
7 p.m. 

Music: Baaba
7 & 8:30 p.m. 

Film: Monsieur Lazhar
9:30 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 Killing
4 p.m. 

Film: The Island President
7 p.m. 

Film: Monsieur Lazhar
9:30 p.m. 

Sunday

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: Cass Corridor Suite
1 & 3 p.m. 

Puppet Performance:
The Snow Queen

2 p.m. 

Film: The Island President
2 p.m. 

Film: Monsieur Lazhar
4:30 p.m. 

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Contact the Membership Helpline at 313.833.7971 or membership@dia.org

Museum Hours
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Fri: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sat-Sun: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

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Museum Shop 313.833.7944

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. 

DFT discount pass cards, valid for five admissions are $30. 

DFT info line: 313.833.3237

     

 
 

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