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Watson and the Shark John Singleton Copley
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Member Preview Days - Watch Me Move

Friday, October 04, 2013 – Saturday, October 05, 2013

  • Special Event
  • For Members Only
  • Family Friendly


Watch Me Move: The Animation Show is the most extensive animation show ever mounted, featuring both iconic moments and lesser-known masterpieces from the last 150 years. The exhibition features more than 100 classic, popular and cutting-edge works on screen.

DIA members can use their complimentary exhibition tickets to attend Member Preview Days or the Special Member Evening or to view the exhibition anytime throughout the run of the show.

Member Preview Days
View Watch Me Move: The Animation Show before it opens to the public.
Friday, October 4, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, October 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Member-Only Lectures
Friday, October 4, 6 p.m.
Saturday, October 5, 2 p.m.

Greg Hilty, a London-based curator specializing in the moving image, discusses how animation has become one of the most pervasive and perhaps defining visual art forms and gives an overview of the Watch Me Move: The Animation Show exhibition.  Held in Detroit Film Theater Auditorium. RSVP today!

Special Member Evening
Tuesday, November 26, 5-9 p.m.

The Watch Me Move: The Animation Show exhibition will be open for DIA members only, and a family-friendly animated film (title tba) will be show in the Detroit Film Theatre. Cash bar and snacks available for purchase. RSVP today!

Member Preview Days and Special Member Evening admission is on a timed basis, and tickets must be reserved in advance. Tickets include entry to Watch Me Move: The Animation Show and the lecture on Member Preview Days, and a family-friendly animated film for the Special Member Evening..

RSVP Today!

               Reserve now to attend the Watch Me Move: The Animation Show Member Preview Days or Special Member Evening. Free to DIA members.

·        On site at the DIA, Tuesday-Sunday, 9am-4pm

·        Online at dia.org

We recently upgraded online ticketing. For initial access to your member account, at the login prompt, enter your member number (found on your membership card). At the password prompt, enter your last name (all lower case) as the initial password.

·        By calling 313.833.7971 / Monday-Sunday, 9am-5pm


Image Caption: Dave Fleischer, Betty Boop, 1932-39. BFI National Archives.