This Week @ the DIA, August 8-12, 2012

This Week @ the DIA, August 8-12, 2012

 

 

 

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

Johannes Vermeer, Dutch; Woman Holding a Balance, ca. 1664; oil on canvas. National Gallery of Art, Widener Collection

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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

detroit film theatre

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DFT 101: The Bank Dick

Saturday at 2 p.m. 

 

 

(USA/1940-directed by Edward Cline) Henpecked husband and father Egbert Sousé (W. C. Fields) would rather hang out at Lompoc’s café (where the bartender is Shemp Howard) than spend time with his less- than-adorable family. The Bank Dick is unquestionably one of the best films of Fields’ career and one of the most pleasurably laid-back of all American movie comedies. (72 min.) Free with museum admission and for members. Lecture Hall, 1st level. read more 
 

 

 

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Friday Night Live!: Sin Hielo
Friday at 7 & 8:30 p.m.

 

Electric & acoustic guitar duo Wayne Gerard and Sean Blackman portray Detroit’s grit, modern jazz, flamenco, and rock in their music. Together with percussionist Rick Beamon Gerard and Blackman create a unique, powerful Latin/jazz/rock trio titled Sin Hielo. Kresge Court, 1st level. read more

 

Sunday Music Bar: The Johnny O’Neal Trio   
Sunday at 1 & 3 p.m. 
Native Detroiter Johnny O’Neal is a jazz pianist with a wide range of repertoire and musical experience. He was chosen to play Art Tatum in the Ray Charles bio-pic Ray. He is joined by two other Detroit superstars, Marion Hayden on bass and Sean Dobbins on drums. Lecture Hall, 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

 

 

 

especially for families

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Artist Demonstration: Jon Brumit’s Radio Workshop      

 

 

 

Join us as artist Jon Brumit discusses his work as a public artist from noon to 1 p.m. and stay for his demonstration of how to build your own radio from 1 to 4 p.m. Participants have a chance to use their newly built radio to play ten minute dj sets for museum visitors before taking them home. For ages 7 and older.

Prentis Court, 1st level. read more

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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., Native American, 1st level

Adults
Friday, 6-9 p.m., European: Inspired By Italy, 2nd level   

Youth and Adults

Sunday, Noon-4 p.m., African, 1st 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: Sin Hielo
7 & 8:30 p.m.

Saturday

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

Guided Tour
1 & 3 p.m. 

Film: The Bank Dick
2 p.m. 

ford free Sunday

Drawing in the Galleries
Noon-4 p.m. 

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

Guided Tour
1 & 3 p.m.  

Music: Johnny O’Neal Trio
1 & 3 p.m.  

Artist Demonstration: Radio Workshop
Noon-4 p.m.  

Support the DIA

Your membership and donations are critical to the museum’s success.

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

Admission 
$8 adults, $6 seniors, $4 children
The museum is free for 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