This Week @ the DIA, August 29-September 2, 2012

This Week @ the DIA, August 29-September 2, 2012

 

 

in the galleries
music
membership
museum shop
drop-in workshops
especially for families

Jesse with Flower, Patti Smith, 2003, gelatin silver print. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Purchased through the gift of Robinson A. and Nancy D. Grover, 2011. Image credit: © Patti Smith

 

in the galleries

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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
Last day Sunday, 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

Last day Sunday, 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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Friday Night Live!:

Ella Fitzgerald Tribute featuring Naima Shambourger

Friday at 7 & 8:30 p.m.

 

This tribute to the First Lady of Song is led by Detroit’s own veteran jazz vocal- ist Naima Shambourger. This tribute will cover all aspects of Ella’s career from her early days in Harlem to her trademark scat singing in the 1970s and 80s. For this per- formance Naima will be joined by the Cliff Monear Trio. Rivera Court, 2nd 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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Museum Shop now on Pinterest

 

 

The Museum Shop is now on Pinterest. If you are not into Pinterest, you should be. It is a fun way to express your sense of humor, make a visual shopping list, plan an event, or style a room makeover. Pinning can be practical or purely frivolous. For example, on our Pinterest page, in addition to gift guides and other shopping-related pins, you will find pin boards titled “Mighty Midtown” and “Life Imitates Art.” If you are already on Pinterest, follow us – we would love to know what you are pinning about, too! For a peek at our page or to follow us click here.

 

 

 

family fitting room
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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., Modern & Contemporary, 2nd level

Adults
Friday, 6-9 p.m., Era of Revolution & British, 3rd level

Youth and Adults

Sunday, Noon-4 p.m., African, 1st level

 

Folk Art Toys: Spinners
Saturday from Noon-4 p.m. 

 

Create this simple toy from back in the day using cardboard, a glass bead, markers, and a toothpick. Webber Education Wing, 1st level. read more

 

 

 

Book Arts: Japanese Stab Binding 

Sunday from Noon-4 p.m.

Use waxed linen thread, tapestry needles, and a variety of colorful papers to make a simple book using a traditional form of book binding. 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: Ella Fitzgerald Tribute
7 & 8:30 p.m.

Saturday

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

Guided Tour
1 & 3 p.m. 

Sunday

Drawing in the Galleries
Noon-4 p.m. 

Drop-in-Workshop: Book Binding
Noon-4 p.m. 

Guided Tour
1 & 3 p.m.  

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Detroit, Michigan 48202
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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.-5 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