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
(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
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
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
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
Box Office313.833.4005 CaféDIA313.833.7966 Museum Shop313.833.7944
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.
Bolshoi Ballet in HD series: $18, $16 seniors, students and DIA members.
Discount pass cards, valid for five admissions are $30. DFT info line: 313.833.3237