The Nana Projects presents Alonzo’s Lullaby Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Puppeteers from the Nana Projects company manipulate cutouts made of plastic and acrylic gels in an overhead projector to create figures akin to shadow puppets to weave a tale of madness, passion, and intrigue inspired by the 1918 wreck of a circus train. Accompanied by live music. Lecture Hall, 1st level. read more
Friday Night Live!: La Chispa Y Compania Friday at 7 & 8:30 p.m.
Valeria Montes and her company have emerged as the most talked-about Flamenco performers in metro Detroit, with the Detroit Free Press calling her “mesmerizing” and the Metro Times declaring that she is “beauty in motion.” The musicians of La Chispa are some of the finest performers of the Flamenco repertoire. Presented by DTE Energy Foundation with additional support from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. Rivera Court, 2nd level. read more
Sunday Music Bar: Ellen Cherry and Nicholas Sjostrom Sunday at 1 p.m.
Emmy nominated singer/songwriter ellen cherry’s music is a mix of folk, pop, jazz and instrumental. Kresge Court, 1st level. read more
(France/1934-directed by Raymond Bernard) Hailed by film critics as the greatest screen adaptation of Victor Hugo’s mammoth novel, Raymond Bernard’s dazzling five-hour Les misérables is a tour de force, unfolding with all the depth and detail of its source, yet possessing a narrative grandeur all its own. In French with English subtitles. (Part I approximately 139 minutes) Free with museum admission. Lecture Hall, 1st level. read more
Picasso and Matisse: The DIA’s Prints and Drawings Through January 6, 2013.
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. 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. 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. 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
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
The Somerset Collection’s pop-up retail space, CityLoft, returns to Woodward Avenue this weekend, July 26-28. In conjunction, a number of Michigan-based retailers and organizations (including the DIA) will be participating in Downtown Detroit Days, held at the former home of J.L. Hudson’s department store. Shuttles will be running from Somerset Collection CityLoft and Downtown Detroit Days to the Farnsworth entrance of the DIA on a continuous loop from 11 AM – 2 PM, July 26-28, giving DIA visitors the opportunity to take the shuttle down Woodward to experience this retail event, as well as bring CityLoft/Downtown Detroit Days visitors to experience the museum!
Custom Archival Prints from the Museum Shop
In an effort to bring a more customized shopping experience to you, the Museum Shop is happy to announce that two new categories of images have been added to the Custom Archival Prints page at diashop.org. In addition to the images available from our regular collection, we are featuring images from the Inside/Out program and the Five Spanish Masterpieces exhibition. Click here to view the collections available for purchase.
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.