Programs are FREE with museum admission unless otherwise noted.
CLASSES
Teacher workshops are for K–12 educators only, due to the special focus on instructional issues. To register for classes, call 313.833.4249.

For Teachers
Evening for Educators: Camille Claudel and Rodin: Fateful Encounter
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. Cost: $15 for members, $20 for non-members, $10 for student teachers. Includes written information, exhibition admission and admission to DIA Friday night activities from 6 to 9 p.m. (for all ages).

Workshop: Camille Claudel and Rodin: Fateful Encounter: Sculpture for Art Teachers
Saturday, October 15, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Learn how to include sculpture in your teaching. Take a tour of the exhibition that highlights key works from both an educator’s and artist's point of view. Then work in the studio on wooden, figurative sculpture projects appropriate for the classroom. Cost: $40 for members, $50 for nonmembers, $25 for student teachers. Includes a tour of sculpture in the DIA’s collection, teaching materials, and exhibition admission. SB-CEU credit available for an additional fee. Instructor: Vito Valdez, DIA staff.

For Adults
Exploring the Human Form: Life Drawing
Wednesdays, September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19 & 26, 6–8:30 p.m.

Students draw the figure from life using a variety of media. Informal discussion and critique is encouraged. *Cost: $150 for DIA members, $180 for nonmembers. Instructor: Vito Valdez, DIA staff.

Exploring the Human Form: Funky Figures
Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18 & 25, 6–8:30 p.m.

Create a figurative sculpture working from a live model using a variety of non-traditional materials and found objects. *Cost: $100 for DIA members, $120 for nonmembers. Instructor: Tracy Sellers, DIA staff.

Exploring the Human Form: Painting the Figure
Wednesdays, January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15 & 22, 6–8:30 p.m.

Work from a live model to explore various methods of oil painting while learning how to render the anatomy of the human form. *Cost: $150 for DIA members, $180 for nonmembers. Instructor: Vito Valdez, DIA staff.

* Exploring the Human Form Special: Register for all three classes and receive 20 % off!

For All Ages
Drop-In Workshops (ages 12 and under must be with an adult)
Free with museum admission.

Decorating with Recycled Objects
Fridays in January, 6–8:30 p.m.; Saturdays in October, noon–4 p.m.; Sundays in November and December, Noon–4 p.m.

Decorate two tiles with recycled objects—one to keep and one to be installed in the DIA Studio as part of a larger sculptural design.
Film Screenings
Special Screening: Camille Claudel
Screenings begin at 1 p.m. and are located at the DIA Lecture Hall on the following dates: October, 22 & 23, November 6, 12 & 20, December 17, January 7, 21 & 22.
Watch the story of sculpture Camille Claudel and her chaotic relationship with August Rodin unfold on the big screen during special screenings of the 1988 feature film Camille Claudel. The film is directed by Bruno Nuytten, starring Isabelle Adjani and Gérard Depardieu as the legendary couple, and is presented in the DIA Lecture Hall in celebration of the current exhibition Fateful Encounter. Tickets, $5. Call 313.8933.4005 for more information.
ARTIST DEMONSTRATIONS
Bronze Sculpture: Working with the Human Form
Fridays, October 7, November 4, December 2, 2005 & January 6, 2006, 6–8:30 p.m.

Sculptor John Pappas demonstrates the process of creating a bronze sculpture using the lost wax casting technique. Between monthly demonstrations, aspects of the process that are completed in his studio and foundry will be filmed and shown at subsequent demonstrations. At the end of the four months, Pappas will have created a bronze sculpture of the human form, which will be available for purchase in the DIA museum shop.
LECTURES
“Camille Claudel and Rodin: a Comparative Exhibition.”
Sunday, October 9, 2 p.m.

Antoinette Le Normand-Romain, general curator of the Musée Rodin in Paris, introduces the exhibition in this slide lecture. At 17, Camille Claudel entered Rodin’s studio. He rapidly took notice of her qualities: student, then collaborator, muse and mistress. During a dozen years she closely shared the life of this master sculptor. After 1892, their paths separated and—because of this rupture—they both suffered profoundly. This exceptional story concerns artists whose feelings permeate their work. Confronting their respective bodies of work in the same exhibition allows reflection on, as well as a deeper understanding of, the creative processes of these two artists.

Rodin in Love
Saturday, October 29, 2 p.m.

This lecture focuses on Rodin’s powerful connection to women, including his sister, Rose Beuret and Camille Claudel, which was far more important in his personal life than his connection to men. Distinguished Rodin specialist Dr. Ruth Butler, professor emeritus, University of Massachusetts Boston, introduces the lecture with reference to her new book, Intimate Dialogue: Cézanne, Monet, Rodin and Their Model-Wives. Sponsored by the Coleman Mopper Memorial Endowment and the Visiting Committee for European Sculpture and Decorative Arts.

Rodin Making Rodin Making Modern Sculpture
Saturday, December 3, 2 p.m.

David Getsy, assistant professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago examines how Rodin reconfigured the identity of the sculptor at the end of the 19th century. Rodin invested his works with marks of his own making, adapting or rejecting traditional ways of making sculpture. By setting the Gates of Hell (1880–1917)—the defining work of Rodin’s career—into the context of 1900 and Rodin’s legendary reputation as the creator of eroticized nudes, Getsy illuminates Rodin’s contribution to modern sculpture and to the status of women sculptors at the beginning of the 20th century.

Camille Claudel: Instinctive Rebel
Sunday, January 29, 2 p.m.

Largely because of her relationship with Rodin, Claudel was long positioned as a romantic victim rather than the instinctive rebel she truly was. Odile Ayral-Clause, author of Camille Claudel: A Life discusses how Claudel’s choices in life, her determination to sculpt with as much freedom as her male counterparts and the boldness in which she interpreted the nude, directly challenged the artistic limitations imposed on women in late 19th-century France. Claudel’s long struggle against the art world ended in her commitment to a mental asylum, but this did not destroy her rebellious spirit.
MUSIC
Clotho and Selections from Promise
Fine Arts Friday, November 11, 6:30 & 8 p.m.

Soprano Audrey Luna and percussionist/composer Allan Otte perform Clotho and selections from the opera Promise. Clotho is an evening-length monodrama for percussionist, soprano, and computer. The selections from Promise provide a sneak preview of music from the opera, which will be performed in its entirety on January 18 and 19, 2006. Both works are based on the life of sculptor Camille Claudel.

Gallery Serenade: Audrey Luna and Brad Caldwell
November 27, 2 p.m.

Soprano Audrey Luna and pianist Brad Caldwell perform music from the opera Promise, written by Theresa Koon and based on the life of sculptor Camille Claudel.

Clotho and Selections from Promise
Fine Arts Friday, January 13, 6:30 and 8 p.m.

Soprano Audrey Luna and percussionist/composer Allan Otte perform music Clotho and selections from the opera Promise. Two works based on the life of sculptor Camille Claudel.

Brunch with Bach: Audrey Luna and Brad Caldwell
January 15, 11 a.m.

Soprano Audrey Luna and pianist Brad Caldwell perform music from the opera Promise, written by Theresa Koon and based on the life of Camille Claudel. The performance will also include music by women including Clara Schumann and Alma Mahler. For tickets call the DIA Box Office at 313.833.4005.

Promise
January 18 & 19, 8 p.m.

A special performance of the opera Promise, with music and libretto by Theresa Koon. This opera explores the tragic life of sculptor Camille Claudel and her complex relationships with her brother Paul Claudel and her lover, the sculptor Auguste Rodin. This performance features soprano Audrey Luna in the role of Camille Claudel. For tickets call the DIA Box Office at 313.833.4005.