The Dalí Project Friday at 8 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
A puppet exploration of Salvador Dalí’s embrace of the subconscious, The Dalí Project transports the audience from a contemporary reality into a blurred world of fantastical creatures and deep underlying messages. Friday and Saturday’s performances are appropriate for ages 18 and older. Sunday’s performance is appropriate for ages 8 and older. 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
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
Through September 2, 2012
(US/France/2008-directed by Patti Smith) Shown in conjunction with Patti Smith: Camera Solo, Equation Daumal is a short film directed and narrated by Patti Smith in 2008. Equation Daumal will run continuously in the south wing screening room, starting daily at 1pm. (7 min.) 2nd level. read more
(France/1934-directed by Raymond Bernard) Hailed by film critics around the world as the greatest screen adaptation of Victor Hugo’s mammoth nineteenth-century novel, Raymond Bernard’s dazzling, nearly five-hour Les misérables is a breathtaking tour de force, unfolding with all the depth and detail of its source, yet possessing an epic, narrative grandeur all its own. In French with English subtitles. (Part II approximately 90 minutes) Free with museum admission and for members. Lecture Hall, 1st level. read more
Friday Night Live!: Amphion Percussion featuring Lisa Raschiatore and Jamie Jordan Friday at 7 & 8:30 p.m.
Amphion Percussion has earned a reputation for unique programming and engaging performances as they promote new ways of creating music with percussion. For this performance they are joined by clarinetist Lisa Raschiatore and singer Jamie Jordan performing music by Lori Laitman, David Lang, Dave Hollinden, Ivan Trevino, Gyorgy Ligeti, Morton Feldman’s Bass Clarinet and Percussion, and innovative arrangements of tunes Radiohead, Regina Spektor, and the Bad Plus. Kresge Court, 1st level. read more
Sunday Music Bar: Amphion Percussion featuring Lisa Raschiatore and Jamie Jordan
Sunday at 1 & 3 p.m.
For this performance Amphion Percussion, Lisa Raschiatore and Jamie Jordan perform music by Steve Reich, John Cage, David T. Little, Wayne Siegel, Missy Mazzoli, Evan Ziporyn, Mohammed Fairouz, and innovative arrangements of tunes by Regina Spektor and Feist, among others. Kresge Court, 1st level.read more
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
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.
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 between July 15, 2012 and 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.
Your membership and donations are critical to the museum’s success.
Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48202
$8 adults, $6 seniors, $4 children
The museum is free for 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.