The talented, witty and fiercely independent Camille Claudel first
met the great Auguste Rodin when she was only 17 and he was 41.
As he gained fame, she struggled against the social and artistic
limitations placed upon women artists in the 19th century. For the
first time in the United States, you and your students can see the
works they shared and the works they created apart.
There are no guided tours, but students
are provided with an audio tour. A group is comprised of 20 persons
or more. Reservations must be made in advance, and groups must be
accompanied by adult chaperones—one for every 10 students.
Please note: This exhibition contains many nude sculptures.
Student Group Tickets
$8 per ticket (ages 6–17 and adult chaperones).
Limited admission and transportation subsidies are available. For
reservations, call Group Sales at 313.833.1292.
“Ask Me” Docent
to take the online Preview Tour and learn more about Camille Claudel
and Auguste Rodin.
A museum-trained volunteer will be available
during all open hours of the exhibition to speak to visitors and
Teacher Classes and Workshops
Teacher workshops are for K–12
educators only, due to the special focus on instructional issues.
Here’s what educators say about DIA Evening for Educators
Evenings for Educators
“Enjoyed the small group size.”
“It was short, sweet, and snappy.”
Member fee: $15; nonmember fee: $20
Student teacher fee: $10
Includes admission to the DIA Fridays and special programs for all
ages, 6–9 p.m.
Focus on Special Exhibitions: Camille
Claudel and Rodin
Friday, October 7, 5–7 p.m.
This introduction to Camille Claudel and Rodin: Fateful Encounter
provides excellent preparation for a visit to the exhibition with
your students. Enjoy a tour led by Antoinette Le Normand-Romain,
general curator of the Musée Rodin in Paris and the DIA’s
curator of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Alan Darr. A tour
of sculpture in the DIA’s permanent collection will follow.Includes
written information, exhibition admission and admission to DIA Friday
night activities from 6 to 9 p.m. (for all ages).
Sculpting the future
Member fee: $40; nonmember fee: $50
Student teacher fee: $25
Additional fees apply where noted. SB-CEU credit available for additional
Focus on Special Exhibitions: Fateful
Encounter: Sculpture for Art Teachers
Saturday, October 15, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Learn how to include sculpture in your teaching. A special access
tour of Camille Claudel and Rodin: Fateful Encounter highlights
key works from both an educator and artist’s point of view.
Then work in the studio on wooden, figurative sculpture projects
appropriate for the classroom. Includes a tour of sculpture in the
DIA’s collection, teaching materials and Claudel exhibition
admission (a $17 value). Instructor: Vito Valdez, DIA Staff.
Sculpting the Future
Daimler-Chrysler Corporation Fund and the Detroit Institute of Arts are proud to offer a wonderful opportunity for Junior and Senior students from 26 area high schools to participate in a special in-depth field trip program.
This special program, offered on Wednesday and Thursday mornings throughout the run of the exhibition includes a session with museum educator Tracy Gorenflo-Sellers, a free audio guide tour of the exhibition, a session with DIA artist/instructors where the students will make their own sculpture, and a box lunch.
This opportunity is limited to the first 26 schools that call. For more information or to register contact EneDina Bonner at 313-833-7978 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.