How do birds learn to fly? Come join famed puppeteer Heather Henson on the DIA’s front lawn for an interactive performance that explores the intangible spirits of wind and flight through puppetry and kiting. North Lawn. read more
Friday Night Live!: Matt Ulery Octet Friday at 7 & 8:30 p.m.
Matt Ulery is an inspired composer with influences in Romantic classical music, American minimalist composers, the entire jazz spectrum, and Eastern European folk music, as well as modern indie rock. He’ll be presenting his compositions with his seven-piece ensemble performing music from his new CD, By a Little Light. Rivera Court, 2nd level. read more
Sunday Music Bar: The River Raisin Ragtime Revue
Sunday at 1 & 3 p.m.
The River Raisin Ragtime Revue (R4) is a professional theater orchestra dedicated to the presentation of significant American music. R4 highlights the development of America’s original musical style – ragtime – utilizing a meticulously researched and engaging narrative. Kresge Court, 1st level. read more
(USA/1930-directed by Lewis Milestone) As World War I gets underway, a group of idealistic German schoolboys are persuaded by their war-hungry professor to come to the aid of their country by enlisting in the military. Based on Erich Maria Remarque’s celebrated novel, All Quiet on the Western Front remains nearly unparalleled in its power to evoke the terrors of combat. In English. (133 min.) Free with museum admission and for members. 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. 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
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
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.
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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Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48202
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 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.