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

John Quincy Adams Ward: The Freedman

John Quincy Adams Ward

The Freedman, 1863

“This artist chose a classic Greek pose to depict the physical and symbolic strength of a man newly freed from slavery. This resonates with me because it shows strength instead of the stereotypical weakness or lack of intelligence of men who were enslaved.”

Chandra Floyd, Manager, Events and Food Services

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