Friday Night Live!: Miss Tess and the Talkbacks Friday at 7 & 8:30 p.m.
Miss Tess is a New York-based singer-songwriter who is inspired by styles of vintage swing, blues, country, and folk music. Though she draws comparisons to artists such as Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Peggy Lee, and Chuck Berry, Miss Tess maintains a style all her own. The Talkbacks are made up of Will Graefe on guitar, Danny Weller on bass, and Matt Meyer on drums. Lecture Hall, 1st level. read more
Sunday Music Bar: Joel Mabus Sunday from 1-3 p.m.
Joel Mabus has spent his career in folk music intertwining his original compositions with traditional repertoire. Whether he’s singing an old ballad or performing one of his new compositions from his latest release No Worries Now…, his music sounds like it has been handed down from generations past. Kresge Court, 1st level. read more
(France/1930-directed by Luis Buñuel) Cinematic surrealism reached an early peak with this stunning, provocative, and wildly imaginative collaboration between the great Luis Buñuel and the flamboyantly talented Salvador Dalí. Following their scandalous 1929 short film Un chien andalou, the pair created L’âge d’or, an hour long avant-garde tour de force. In French with English subtitles. (63 min.) Free with museum admission and for members. Lecture Hall, 1st level. read more
Five Spanish Masterpieces celebrates the return of the DIA’s Melancholy Woman to the museum after a lengthy period on loan to other institutions. DIA Director Graham W. J. Beal discusses how that painting and other acclaimed masterpieces, including Caravaggio’s Martha and Mary Magdalene and Fuseli’s The Nightmare, would rarely be on view in Detroit if the museum granted just the more serious loan requests that come in from around the world. Lecture Hall, 1st level. read more
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
Storyteller Performance: Latika Mangrulkar Sunday at 2 p.m.
Join us as acclaimed storyteller Latika Mangrulkar presents “Of Sufis and Swamis: Stories from India’s Hindu-Muslim Traditions.” Based on mythical Indian gods and goddesses, these tales provide dynamic narratives for audience members of all ages. Great Hall, 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
Detroit Institute of Arts is excited to announce that we are now offering 50% off general admission or 20% off discount for a first time yearly membership to IKEA Canton Family Members. This discount will be provided by showing their IKEA Family card at the DIA membership desk. This offer is valid between July 15, 2012 and January 15, 2013.
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.
Your membership and donations are critical to the museum’s success.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.