This Week @ the DIA, June 13-17, 2012

This Week @ the DIA, June 13-17, 2012


in the galleries
especially for families
Drop-in Workshops

  Still from Equation Daumal (2008), directed by Patti Smith.

in the galleries

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Patti Smith: Camera Solo

Through September 2, 2012.  

This is the first American museum exhibition to focus on the photography of artist, poet, and performer Patti Smith. Smith’s photographs are infused with personal meaning and highlight the rich relationships between art, architecture, poetry, and the everyday. This selection of images from the past decade reveals the artists, poets, authors, family, and friends from whom Smith draws inspiration. The exhibition includes 70 black-and-white gelatin silver prints and a small selection of original Polaroids and items from Smith’s personal collection. Albert and Peggy de Salle Gallery of Photography, 1st level. read more


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Equation Daumal
hrough September 2, 2012

(US/France/2008-directed by Patti Smith) Shown in conjunction with Patti Smith: Camera Solo, Equation Daumal is a short film directed and narrated by Patti Smith in 2008. Equation Daumal will run continuously in the south wing screening room, starting daily at 1pm. (7 min.) 2nd level. read more

Seating for the screening room installation of Equation Daumal has been generously provided by IKEA.

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Puppet Performance:
Squallis Puppeteers present City Comics

Sunday at 2 p.m. 




An adventurous boy named Sam receives dicey advice from his imaginary friend Rupert the Rat. Sam is encouraged to try living out his comic-book inspired fantasies of being a real superhero. After taking a tumble he is given a special gift that will show him a new world right in his own backyard. Lecture Hall, 1st level. read more





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Friday Night Live!: Solanye Caignet and Sergio Medina  

Friday at 7 & 8:30 p.m.




This performance features Mexican mezzo-soprano Solanye Caignet and guitarist Sergio Medina. They perform the music of Manuel Ponce, Franz Schubert, Maurice Ravel, and Ferdinando Carulli. This concert is part of an ongoing collaboration between the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Consulate of Mexico featuring performers from Mexico. Rivera Court, 2nd level. read more





Brunch With Bach: White Nights,
Musicians from the Great Lakes Music Festival

Sunday at 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. 


The nineteenth annual Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival presents the finest music in the chamber music repertoire. This year’s festival presents White Nights, featuring music by composers of Russian and Scandinavian descent. Kresge Court, 1st level $. read more



drop-in workshops
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Paper Bag Sculptures

Friday from 6-9 p.m. 


Use paper bags, wire, markers, an assortment of beads, and shredded paper to create one-of-a kind colorful sculptures.

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., Medieval & Renaissance, 2nd level

Friday, 6-9 p.m., African American, 2nd level   

Youth and Adults

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


Jewelry: Simple Adornments
Saturday from Noon-4 p.m. 


Create imaginative jewelry using common materials in unusual ways. Webber Education Wing, 1st level. read more





Sunday from Noon-4 p.m.

A mosaic is a picture or decoration made from small pieces of stone, glass, or other material. Make a simple one using a variety of art-making materials. Webber Education Wing, 1st level. read more



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Guided Tour
1 p.m. 


Guided Tour
1 p.m. 


Guided Tour
1 p.m.

Drawing in the Galleries
6-9 p.m.

Drop-in Workshop: Paper Bag Sculptures
6-9 p.m. 

Music: Caignet & Medina
7 & 8:30 p.m. 


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

Guided Tour
1 & 3 p.m. 


Music: White Nights
11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. 

Drawing in the Galleries
Noon-4 p.m. 

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

Guided Tour
1 & 3 p.m. 

Family Performance: City Comics
2 p.m. 

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

Box Office 313.833.4005
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Museum Shop 313.833.7944

Detroit Film Theatre 
Admission: $7.50 adults, $6.50 seniors, students and DIA members.

Summer 2012 “DFT 101″ series films: 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