This Week @ the DIA, April 4-8, 2012

This Week @ the DIA, April 4-8, 2012

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IN THE GALLERIES
especially for families
Drop-in Workshops

MUSIC

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Friday Night Live!: Bella Hristova

Friday at 7 & 8:30 p.m
Bulgarian violinist Bella Hristova performs music for solo violin by J.S. Bach, Astor Piazzolla, Niccolo Paganini and John Corigliano. Hristova was the first prize winner in the 2008-09 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and was the first recipient of the Helen Armstrong Violin Fellowship. Rivera Court, 2nd level. read more

Brunch With Bach: Bella Hristova

Sunday at 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Bulgarian violinist Bella Hristova performs music for solo violin by J.S. Bach, Astor Piazzolla, Niccolo Paganini and John Corigliano. Hristova was the first prize winner in the 2008-09 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and was the first recipient of the Helen Armstrong Violin Fellowship. Kresge Court, 1st level $. read more

detroit film theatre

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The Salt of Life

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

(Italy/2011-directed by Gianni Di Gregorio) A 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 friends snare beautiful younger women, 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). In Italian with English subtitles. (90 min)DFT Auditorium $. read more

Italian Film Festival: A Quiet Life

Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

(Italy/2010/directed by Caludio Cupellini) For the last twelve years middle-aged Rosario Russo has lived in Germany where he owns a restaurant and small inn. However, one day in February, his heretofore tranquil life takes a unforeseen and dramatic turn as two young men arrive in his restaurant. In Italian with English subtitles. (110 min.) Free to the public. DFT Auditorium $. read more

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

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

(Japan/2011-directed by David Gelb) Eighty-five year-old Jiro Ono is considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a rich and elegant meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection, chronicling one man’s life as an unparalleled success in the culinary world. In Japanese with English subtitles. (81 min.) DFT Auditorium $. read more

DFT 101: The Incredible Shrinking Man

Saturday at 4 p.m.

(USA/1957-directed by Jack Arnold) Scott Carey (Grant Williams) is a typical ’50s husband living an uncomplicated, middle-class existence when he unexpectedly passes through a mysterious mist. The effects on Scott are minor at first – but soon there’s no mistake – Scott’s getting smaller by the day, and medical science can find no way to stop the process. Jack Arnold’s low-budget but surprisingly effective science-fiction classic is based on a thoughtful novel and screenplay by Richard Matheson (I Am Legend). (81 min.) DFT Auditorium read more

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

especially for families

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Family Performance: Mr. Seley

Sunday at 2 p.m.
Playing the trumpet in elementary school, learning guitar from his dad, and developing an early interest in singing led this current Birmingham teacher to a life based around music, songwriting, and kids. Come learn songs from his CDs, including Cupcakeasaurus!, while singing along with old favorites. Rivera Court, 2nd level. read more

drop-in workshops
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Musical Instruments: Sistrums

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

Use your own designs, colorful cellophane, and black construction paper to create an art project based on stained-glass. Webber Education Wing, 1st level. read more

Wire Sculpture
Thursday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Use an assortment of decorative papers to make a small book bound with a traditional form of stitching. 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., Modern & Contemporary, 2nd level

Adults
Friday, 6-9 p.m., Medieval & Renaissance, 2nd level

Youth and Adults

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

Film: A Quiet Life
7:30 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: Louder than Love
7 & 9:30 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 Salt of Life
7 p.m.

Music: Bella Hristova
7 & 8:30 p.m.

Film: Jiro Dreams of Sushi
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 Incredible Shrinking Man
4 p.m.

Film: The Salt of Life
7 p.m.

Film: Jiro Dreams of Sushi
9:30 p.m.

Sunday

Music: Bella Hristova
11 a.m. & 1:30 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.

Family Performance: Mr. Seley
2 p.m.

Film: The Salt of Life
2 p.m.

Film: Jiro Dreams of Sushi
4:30 p.m.

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Fri: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
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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.
Bolshoi Ballet in HD series: $18, $16 seniors, students and DIA members.
Discount pass cards, valid for five admissions are $30.
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