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
(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.
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
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
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