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)
June 6 through September 2, 2012
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.
Family Performance: the Hinterlands and PuppetART present Dreamtigers
Sunday at 2 p.m.
In Dreamtigers, shadow puppets and live action combine to tell the tale of Isabel, a little girl who loves everything to do with science. After a terrifying dream that is infiltrated by wild tigers, Isabel vows never to sleep again and soon the whole family has caught Isabel’s insomnia. Lecture Hall, 1st level. read more
Funhouse was born from an idea of Detroit master drummer Skeeto Valdez. The concept brings together collaborators from Skeeto’s past for an evening of jazzy funk. Funhouse features bassist Damon Warmack, Kris Kurzawa on guitar, Phil Hale on keyboards, and Skeeto Valdez on drums. Rivera Court, 2nd level.read more
Sunday Music Bar: Michael Chikuzen Gould Sunday at 1 & 3 p.m.
Michael Chikuzen Gould performs on the shakuhachi, a Japanese flute usually made of bamboo. Gould studied the shakuhachi in Japan and is one of a few to hold the title Dai Shihan (Grand Master of Shakuhachi). Kresge Court, 1st level. read more
Come see the first event in a new performance series that provides a forum for works from Detroit’s theater community. We will kick the series off with a focus on contemporary playwrights and hear staged readings of new works by local writers Audra Lord, Sean Paraventi, and Kirsten Knisely. Lecture Hall, 1st level.read more
Masterpieces of Boston Furniture at the DIA: 1650-1850
Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
The DIA collection includes a dazzling array of early Boston furniture, including a great tall chest signed by Nathaniel Bowen and dated 1774 and an exceptionally sensuous neoclassical center table made for David Sears in about 1820. But why are these works so special? Brock Jobe, Professor of American Decorative Arts, Winterthur Museum, Wilmington, DE will explain. Lecture Hall, 1st level.read more