Picasso and Matisse: The DIA’s Prints and Drawings Through January 6, 2013.
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) and Henri Matisse (1869-1954) were ground-breaking visionaries who constantly experimented with techniques and materials. This exhibition features almost all of the works by Picasso and Matisse in the museum’s prints and drawings collections, showcasing their revolutionary achievements that defined much of 20th-century art. This exhibition has been organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts.. Special Exhibition Central, 2nd level.read more
Five Spanish Masterpieces
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
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
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
(France/1931-directed by René Clair) One of the most startlingly inventive and daringly surreal comedy classics ever made, René Clair’s À nous la liberté tells the story of Louis (Raymond Cordy), an escaped convict who, through a series of indescribable events, becomes a wealthy and powerful industrialist. In French with English subtitles. (81 min.) Free with museum admission and for members. Lecture Hall, 1st level. read more
Check out this puppetry-for-adults event which features scenes by a variety of puppet artists, including Tom Carey, Dan Tower, and Naia Venturi from the Dreamland Puppet Troupe. Lecture Hall, 1st 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
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Get the most out of your DIA summer visit by making the “Fitting Room” your first stop. That’s where staff will size up your interests and build a visit that’s tailor made for you and your group. Prentis Court, 1st level.
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Ford Free Sundays
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.