This Week @ the DIA, May 15-20, 2012

This Week @ the DIA, May 15-20, 2012

 

 

mosaic youth theatre
especially for families
in the galleries
lecture
Drop-in Workshops

mosaic youth theatre

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Now That I Can Dance – Motown 1962

Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. / Sunday at 4 p.m.

 

 

Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit will wrap up its 20th Celebration Season with a revival of the hit musical production, Now That I Can Dance – Motown 1962. Now That I Can Dance recounts the early days of Motown, before Diana Ross reigned supreme, Little Stevie became a legend, and five young girls from Inkster, Michigan were destined to make musical history. DIA Auditorium $. read more

especially for families

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Storytelling Performance: Ming Louie

Sunday at 2 p.m.
Come hear traditional Asian folk tales as storyteller Ming Louie takes us to the exotic world of China, recounting tales of monumental journeys, legendary philosophers, notable explorers, mystery, and magic. Rivera Court, 2nd level. read more

MUSIC

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Sunday Music Bar: Ashley/Story

Sunday at 1 & 3 p.m.

 

Dwight Ashley and Tim Story have been making atmospheric, haunting electronic music together and individually since the early nineties. Their music is beautifully melodic, bringing to mind the textures in the music of Erik Satie and Claude Debussy. Kresge Court, 1st level. read more

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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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Motivated by the Challenge to Live and Create Authentically

Sunday at 2 p.m.

 

For more than three decades, visual and performing artist Joyce Scott has created objects of exceptional skill and beauty. Much of her work is politically or socially oriented, as in beaded figurative sculptures that focus on issues of racism, domestic violence, and cultural imperialism. In other work, she pursues aesthetic satisfaction, the joy of experimentation, and growth in creativity. Lecture Hall.read more

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Scrolls

Friday from 6-9 p.m.
Scrolls were used in ancient Eastern Mediterranean and Egyptian civilizations. Use paper, wooden dowels, and markers to create a version of your own. 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 and Contemporary, 2nd level

Adults
Friday, 6-9 p.m., European: Inspired by Italy, 2nd level

Youth and Adults

Sunday, Noon-4 p.m., Ancient Middle East, 1st level

Papel Picado
Saturday from Noon-4 p.m.
Have fun as you try the Mexican art of cutting designs into paper. Webber Education Wing, 1st level. read more

Shibori

Sunday from Noon-4 p.m.

Shibori is the Japanese word for patterning fabric by shaping cloth and securing it before dyeing. Learn more about this ancient craft as you fold, tie, and twist your fabric before adding color to your cloth. Webber Education Wing, 1st level. read more

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wednesday

Guided Tour
1 p.m.

thursday

Guided Tour
1 p.m.

Friday

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

Drawing in the Galleries
6-9 p.m.

Drop-in Workshop: Scrolls
6-9 p.m.

Mosaic Youth Theatre
8 p.m.

Saturday

Drop-in-Workshop: Papel Picado
Noon-4 p.m.

Guided Tour
1 & 3 p.m.

Mosaic Youth Theatre
8 p.m.

Sunday

Drawing in the Galleries
Noon-4 p.m.

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

Guided Tour
1 & 3 p.m.

Sunday Music Bar:
Ashley/Story
1 & 3 p.m.

Lecture: Joyce Scott
2 p.m.

Storytelling Performance:
Ming Louie
2 p.m.

Mosaic Youth Theatre
4 p.m.

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