Through September 20

Very Important Puppets

Including the original Howdy Doody marionette, Venetian comedia del arte and American colonial era Punch and Judy hand puppets

VIPs from the Paul McPharlin Puppetry Collection

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Through October 31, 2015


DIA's Inside|Out program returns for
the sixth year in a row! DIA reproductions of
art in your community

Inside|Out Summer 2015

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July 31 to August 22

Movies at the Metroparks

In partnership with Huron-Clinton Metroparks, the DFT presents 3 weekends of under-the-stars film screenings. All three feature Godzilla taking on different giant Japanese kaiju monsters on Fridays, and a repeating festival of award-winning international short films on Saturdays.

Movies at the Metroparks

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Staff Picks

Rachel Ruysch: Flowers in a Glass Vase

Rachel Ruysch

Flowers in a Glass Vase, 1704

“I find this painting amazing in its detail and composition; every time I view it, I find something I haven't noticed before. And the colors are rich and the flowers are incredibly vibrant! The fact that it was painted by a woman at a time when men so completely dominated the art world only adds to this painting's uniqueness. ”

Tracy Hobbs, Volunteer

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