This Week @ the DIA, July 11-15, 2012

This Week @ the DIA, July 11-15, 2012

in the galleries
detroit film theatre
DIA Moment
dia studio
family fitting room
Drop-in Workshops

Still Life with Fruit and Flowers, Henri Matisse, 1947. Brush and ink.
Detroit Institute of Arts. © 2012 Succession H. Matisse/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.


in the galleries

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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

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

detroit film theatre

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DFT 101: À nous la liberté

Saturday at 2 p.m. 



(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 




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Concert of Colors: De Temps Antan
Friday at 7 & 8:30 p.m. 


De Temps Antan is a band from Quebec committed to exploring and performing time-honored melodies from the stomping grounds of the province’s musical past. Rivera Court, 2nd level. read more


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PuppetSlam Detroit!
Friday at 8 p.m. 


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 


especially for families
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Storyteller Performance: Ivory Williams
Sunday at 2 p.m. 


Ivory D. Williams, president of the Detroit Association of Black Storytellers, presents entertaining, interactive stories for both youth and adults. Great Hall, 2nd level. read more


dia studio

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Summer Classes  




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




family fitting room
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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.


drop-in workshops
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Wednesday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 


Heraldry emerged during the Middle Ages as a way to visually represent lords and knights. Learn more as you create a miniature coat-of-arms of your own design. Student Lunchroom, 1st level. read more


Folk Art Toys: Pinwheels
Thursday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  


Use pencils, markers, and colorful papers to make your own old-fashioned pinwheel with a creative twist. Student Lunchroom, 1st level. read more


Paper Fans: Uchiwa
Friday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  


Uchiwa is a particular style of paper fan that is common in Japan. Learn about the tradition of making these fans as you create one of your own. Student Lunchroom, 1st level. read more


Paper Flowers
Friday from 6-9 p.m. 


Join us in the art studio to make your own paper versions of the flowers seen in artworks in our galleries. 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., Modern & Contemporary, 2nd level

Friday, 6-9 p.m., Medieval and Renaissance, 2nd level   

Youth and Adults

Sunday, Noon-4 p.m., Native American, 1st level


Book Arts: Origami Star Book
Saturday from Noon-4 p.m. 


Create this simple book using squares of folded paper. When assembled, the unfolded pages resemble a star. Webber Education Wing, 1st level. read more




Puppets: Sock Puppets 

Sunday from Noon-4 p.m.

Bring characters from your imagination to life as you turn a simple sock into a fantastic puppet! And don’t forget to check out our puppet gallery! Webber Education Wing, 1st level. read more



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Drop-in Workshop: Heraldry
11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Guided Tour
1 p.m. 


Drop-in Workshop: Pinwheels
11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Guided Tour
1 p.m. 


Drop-in Workshop: Paper Fans
11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Guided Tour
1 p.m.

Drawing in the Galleries
6-9 p.m.

Drop-in Workshop: Paper Flowers
6-9 p.m. 

Concert of Colors: De Temps Antan
7 & 8:30 p. m.

DIA Moment: Puppetslam
8 p. m.


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

Guided Tour
1 & 3 p.m. 

Film: À nous la liberté
2 p.m. 


Drawing in the Galleries
Noon-4 p.m. 

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

Guided Tour
1 & 3 p.m.  

Storyteller: Ivory Williams
2 p.m.  

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Detroit Institute of Arts 
5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48202

$8 adults, $6 seniors, $4 children
The museum is free for members.
Contact the Membership Helpline at 313.833.7971 or

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.

Museum Hours
Wed-Thur: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fri: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sat-Sun: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Box Office 313.833.4005
CaféDIA 313.833.7966
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