This Week @ the DIA, August 22-26, 2012

This Week @ the DIA, August 22-26, 2012

especially for families
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detroit film theatre
in the galleries
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Drop-in Workshops

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Puppet Performance: Celebration of Flight 

Saturday and Sunday at 2 & 4 p.m.

 

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

 

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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

 

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DFT 101: All Quiet on the Western Front 

Saturday at 2 p.m. 

 

 

(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 

 

 

 

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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

 

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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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., Ancient Middle East, 1st level

Adults
Friday, 6-9 p.m., American, 2nd level  

Youth and Adults

Sunday, Noon-4 p.m., Great Hall, 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: Matt Ulery Octet
7 & 8:30 p.m.

Saturday

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

Guided Tour
1 & 3 p.m. 

Film: All Quiet on the Western Front
2 p.m. 

Puppetry: Celebration of Flight
2 & 4 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: River Raisin Ragtime Review
1 & 3 p.m.  

Puppetry: Celebration of Flight
2 & 4 p.m.  

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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.

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Fri: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sat-Sun: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

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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