Five Spanish Masterpieces Thursday June 21, 2012, through August 19, 2012.
When the DIA’s Melancholy Woman by Pablo Picasso returns this summer after having been on loan to several prestigious museums over the past two years, it will bring with it other masterworks by Spain’s most important artists. The DIA celebrates the painting’s return with Five Spanish Masterpieces, which comprises Portrait of the Matador Pedro Romero, Francisco de Goya, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas; The Holy Family with St. Anne and the Infant St. John the Baptist, El Greco, Museo del Prado, Madrid; Soft Construction with Boiled Beans, Salvador Dalí, Philadelphia Museum of Art; Portrait of a Man, Diego Velázquez, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and the DIA’s Melancholy Woman, Pablo Picasso. Special Exhibition Central, 2nd level.read more
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
Through 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.
(USA/1941-directed by Orson Welles) At age 25, theatrical wunderkind Orson Welles accepted an invitation from RKO studios to try his hand at moviemaking; the result is still considered by film critics worldwide as perhaps the greatest American film of the sound era. Loosely based on the life of newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst, Citizen Kane-co-written by Welles and Herman Mankiewicz – tells the story of a great man’s life through the eyes of those who knew him, resulting in a thrillingly multi-dimensional portrait that is as much a cubist biography as it is a psychological mystery. Not dated in the slightest and still ahead of its time, Citizen Kane remains one of the cinema’s truly essential masterworks. (119 min.) Free with museum admission and for members. Lecture Hall, 1st level. read more
Detroit pianist-composer Mike Jellick has become a mainstay on the Detroit Jazz scene. His recent Friday Night Live gig with the Detroit Jazz Legacy Ensemble and his stint at the Dirty Dog Café with his trio displayed his considerable talents as a pianist and bandleader. For this performance, his quintet will perform a variety of jazz standards and original compositions. Kresge Court, 1st level. read more
Sunday Music Bar: PanaMO Sunday at 1 & 3 p.m.
World, latin jazz/salsa band PanaMO perform original compositions with strong Latin roots and flavor as well as jazz standards with inventive arrangements. PanaMO is led by Obed Succari, a master percussionist from Panama. Rivera Court, 2nd level. read more
There is a bit of creative genius in all of us! Come join us in the DIA studio this summer for one of our registered classes. We are offering classes for children, families, and adults so sign up today and get those creative juices flowing! Classes will be offered in clay, printmaking, painting, and more. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required for all classes with fees. Space is limited so register early. Walk-ins will be accommodated only if space is available. read more
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General museum admission is FREE to all visitors on Ford Free Sundays – the second Sunday of each month – on behalf of a sponsorship by Ford Motor Company Fund. Exhibitions and programs that have a ticket price are not included.