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Shirin Neshat Exhibition Preview Celebration

Saturday, April 06, 2013 |6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

  • Special Event
  • Fees Apply

Be the first to see SHIRIN NESHAT

Shirin Neshat, an Iranian American artist living in New York City, is widely acclaimed for her extraordinary video installations and photography, yet her collected works are rarely considered as a singular production or displayed together. The DIA’s mid-career retrospective includes seven video installations and two series of photography. Through visual metaphor and compelling sound, Neshat confronts the complexities of identity, gender and power to express her own vision that embraces the depth of Islamic tradition and concepts of individuality and liberty.


SHIRIN NESHAT Exhibition Preview Celebration

Featured performance by vocalist Sussan Deyhim 



6:00 PM Premier Celebration

Valet parking, exclusive exhibition viewing with Shirin Neshat, cocktails, dinner, dessert and entertainment including DJ Brad Hale and Ara Topouzian.

$250 per person, includes $100 tax deductible donation to FMCA. Reservations are limited.



8:00 PM Dessert Regale

Valet parking,  exhibition viewing, cocktails, dessert and entertainment including DJ Brad Hale.

$85 per person. Reservations are limited.



Reserve tickets by March 27, 2013

 Click here to purchase tickets. 



Exhibition Preview & Host Committee



Shirin Neshat, Munis, (Women Without Men series), 2009, Copyright Shirin Neshat, Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels.



This exhibition is organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts. Generous support has been provided by the MetLife Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, and Marjorie & Maxwell Jospey Foundation. Additional support has been provided by the City of Detroit.


Event title image: Shirin Neshat, Offered Eyes(Women of Allah series), 1993, RC print and ink, Copyright Shirin Neshat. Courtesy Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont (Photo taken by Plauto)








CHAIRS:  Gretchen Davidson, Lisa Nederlander, Lisa Vallee-Smith


COMMITTEE: Shiva Ahmadi, Bill Burdett, Gayle Camden, Harmony Cook, Jumana Cooper, Cameron Eskandari, Elanah Hunger, Steve Knollenberg, Jim Luckey, Ali Moiin, Julie Rothstein





LEVEL I ($5000 and above): Gretchen and Ethan Davidson, The Shirin Ebadi Foundation and Ali Moiin M.D., Miller Canfield, Molly and Mark Valade, Lisa Vallee-Smith and Jeffrey Smith, Janis and William M. Wetsman, Virginia and Robert Vallee.


LEVEL II ($2500): Jane and Bruce Burton, Gayle and Andrew Camden, Paul Jacobs and James Stout, Rebecca and Alan Ross.


Level III (1000): Bill Burdett, Susan and David Campbell, Jumana and Scott Cooper, The Eskandari Family, Kimberly and Robert Fischer, Mary Ann and Robert Gorlin, Rebecca and Robert Hart, Barbara and Michael Kratchman, Marian and Stephan Loginsky, James Luckey, Doeren Mayhew, Joy and Allan Nachman, Lisa Nederlander and Steve Knollenberg, Michelle Perron, Julie and Adam Rothstein, Lila, Gilbert B., and Wendy Silverman, Katie and Scott Small, Addie and Michael Stone-Richards.


Level IV ($500): Andrea and Bart Dickson, Izegbe N’Namdi, Janice Steinhardt, Woll and Woll, P.C., Family Law Specialists.