This Week @ the DIA, August 15-19, 2012

This Week @ the DIA, August 15-19, 2012

 

 

 

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

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DFT 101: The Flowers of St. Francis

Saturday at 2 p.m. 

 

 

(Italy/1950-directed by Roberto Rossellini) In a series of simple and delicate, vignettes, director Roberto Rossellini and his co-screenwriter Federico Fellini eloquently convey the universal teachings of the people’s saint: humility, compassion, faith, and sacrifice. Lovingly photographed to evoke the medieval paintings of Saint Francis’s era and cast with monks from the Nocera Inferiore Monastery near the production’s location, the rarely-seen yet unforgettable The Flowers of St. Francis is a joyous and moving portrait of the search for spiritual enlightenment. In Italian with English subtitles. (87 min.) Free with museum admission. Lecture Hall, 1st level. read more 

 

 

 

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Friday Night Live!: The Paul Keller Quartet featuring Sarah D’Angelo
Friday at 7 & 8:30 p.m.

 

Jazz bassist, composer, arranger and bandleader Paul Keller has been a favorite with Detroit and Ann Arbor Jazz fans for years. His ensembles have covered a range of jazz styles, with arrangements for groups ranging from trio to big band. For this performance the Paul Keller Quartet is joined by singer Sarah D’Angelo. Kresge Court, 1st level read more

 

Sunday Music Bar: Long Branch Ramblers    
Sunday at 1 & 3 p.m. 

 

The Long Branch Ramblers play a variety of traditional American styles, including Appalachian stringband, old time country and bluegrass. Featured in the band are multi-instrumentalist Aaron Jonah Lewis, singer-guitarist Sara Guzman, and fiddler Ben Townsend. Kresge Court, 1st level.

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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. Schwartz Gallery of Prints and Drawings, 1st level. read more

 

Vermeer: Must-see Masterpiece
Through September 2, 2012

 

Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to experience one of Johannes Vermeer’s thirty-five known works, on view for five weeks only at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Dutch Golden Age Galleries, 3rd 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

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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

 

 

 

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Storyteller Performance: Badria Jazairi

Sunday at 2 p.m.

 

Badria Jazairi is an award-winning Arab American storyteller, writer, and voice-over artist. She presents a program of Arab folktales to celebrate the Muslim holiday Eid-al-fitr, the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Great Hall, 1st level. read more

 

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DIA and IKEA Partnership

 

 

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 until January 15, 2013.

 

 

 

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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.

 

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Glove Finger Puppets
Wednesday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

 

Take a single finger from a glove, decorate it with a variety of art-making materials, and bring it to life. And don’t forget to check out our puppet gallery. Student Lunchroom, 1st level. read more

 

Musical Instruments: Rattles
Thursday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  

 

Small containers and boxes morph into fantastic percussion instruments when dried beans, rice, feathers and fun papers are added. Student Lunchroom, 1st level. read more

 

Kites
Friday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  

 

Create a simple kite using paper, ribbon, string, and markers. Then learn some basic kite-flying safety tips. Student Lunchroom, 1st level. read more

 

Bookarts: Travel Journals
Friday from 6-9 p.m. 

 

Record your summer adventures and travels in this easy to make book using paper, heavy card stock, and a rubber band. 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., African American, 2nd level

Adults
Friday, 6-9 p.m., Ancient Greek & Roman, 2nd level  

Youth and Adults

Sunday, Noon-4 p.m., American Gallery, 2nd level

Tibetan Prayer Flags
Saturday from Noon-4 p.m. 

 

Learn how Tibetan prayer flags are made and used while you create your own personal flag to take home. Webber Education Wing, 1st level. read more

 

 

Puppets: Butterfly Marionettes  

Sunday from Noon-4 p.m.

Make a simple puppet on strings using paper, pipe cleaners , a tongue depressor, and colorful markers. And don’t forget to check out our puppet gallery. Webber Education Wing, 1st level. read more

 

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wednesday

Family Fitting Room
10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 

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

Guided Tour
1 p.m. 

thursday

Family Fitting Room
10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 

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

Guided Tour
1 p.m. 

Friday

Family Fitting Room
10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 

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

Guided Tour
1 p.m.

Drawing in the Galleries
6-9 p.m.

Drop-in Workshop: Travel Journals
6-9 p.m. 

Music: Paul Keller Quartet
7 & 8:30 p.m.

Saturday

Drop-in-Workshop: Tibetan Prayer Flags
Noon-4 p.m. 

Guided Tour
1 & 3 p.m. 

Film: The Flowers of St. Francis
2 p.m. 

Sunday

Drawing in the Galleries
Noon-4 p.m. 

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

Guided Tour
1 & 3 p.m.  

Music: Long Branch Ramblers
1 & 3 p.m.  

Storytelling: Badria Jazairi
2 p.m.  

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Detroit Institute of Arts 
5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48202
www.dia.org
313.833.7900

Admission 
Museum admission is free for all residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

$8 adults, $6 seniors, $4 children
Museum admission is free to members.
Contact the Membership Helpline at 313.833.7971 or membership@dia.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.

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