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Programs are FREE with museum admission unless otherwise noted.

The Photography Charles Sheeler
Thursday, September 9, 8 p.m., DIA Lecture Hall
Karen Haas, curator of The Lane Collection, Boston, and co-curator of the exhibition, presents a lecture and slide presentation on the photographic art of Charles Sheeler. A book signing will follow the lecture (exhibition catalogues will be available for purchase).

This lecture is sponsored by the Graphic Arts Council and was underwritten by a grant from MotorCities National Heritage Area, an affiliate of the National Park Service.

Artist's Choice: Michelle Andonian
Sunday, Sept. 12, 2 p.m., DIA Lecture Hall
Michelle Andonian is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated, award-winning editorial, advertising and documentary photographer, whose assignments have taken her all over the world photographing people and their environments. Influenced by Charles Sheeler and Robert Frank, Andonian has been photographing Ford Motor Company's River Rouge complex over the past two years and will speak about this experience in conjunction with Sheeler's Rouge photographs.

Evening for Educators: The Art of Photography and the Work of Charles Sheeler
Friday, October 1, 5–6 p.m., DIA Lecture Hall
Join assistant curator Nancy Barr for an in-depth discussion of the art of Charles Sheeler with special emphasis on the photographic techniques used by this master photographer.
Member fee: $15; nonmember fee: $20; student teacher fee: $10. To register call (313) 833-4249.

Insider’s Tour: Charles Sheeler and The Photographic Legacy of the Rouge

Friday, October 8, 6 & 7:30 p.m., Special Exhibition Galleries
Join assistant curator Nancy Barr for a special tour of the exhibition focusing on Sheeler’s most famous series of photographs of the Rouge. Barr will also discuss the recreation of Sheeler’s 4 x 7 foot Industry mural recreated especially for the exhibition in Detroit.

This tour and recreation of the mural was underwritten by a grant from MotorCities National Heritage Area, an affiliate of the National Park Service.

Artist's Choice: Carlos Diaz
Sunday, Oct ober  10, 2 p.m. DIA Lecture Hall
Carlos Diaz, a long-time teacher at the College for Creative Studies, constructs his Invented Landscapes by combining black-and-white photographs of amusement-park landscapes with vintage nineteenth-century steel-plate and wood-block engravings of mechanical inventions. Diaz will discuss how his work relates to the industrial images of Charles Sheeler in the exhibition The Photography of Charles Sheeler: American Modernist.

ArtSeen: The Photography of Charles Sheeler: American Monderists
Friday, October 15, 7 p.m. Kresge Court
Support the DIA with the hip and trendy Founder's Jounior Council event ArtSeen. This event will offer a tour of the Sheeler exhibition, food, music and drinks. For information call (313) 833-3737.

Teacher Workshop: The Rouge Revisited
Saturday, November 13, 9 a.m–3:30 p.m., Crystal Gallery
Enrich your knowledge of U.S. history and culture by visiting two local resources. Begin at the Detroit Institute of Arts to discover how Mexican muralist Diego Rivera incorporated the Rouge complex into his vision for America in the Detroit Industry murals. Historic photographs of the Rouge by Charles Sheeler are also on view. Then, take the new Rouge Factory Tour offered by The Henry Ford in the afternoon. Learn how raw materials enter and finished automobiles exit the world's largest industrial complex. Teaching suggestions and written resources from both museums will be provided. Includes all admission.
The Henry Ford or DIA Member Fee: $47.50; nonmember fee: $57.50. To register, call (313) 833-4249.

November Adult Art History Class: "The Invention of Illusion: Sheeler and the Industrial Revolution"
Saturday, November 13 & 20, 1-4 p.m.
Modernist photographers seek to transform their subjects through the camera lens, as in the case of Charles Sheeler and contemporary photographer Carlos Diaz. This two-part mini-course examines the influence of  Sheeler on the work of other modernist and contemporary photographers.
Instructor: Carlos Diaz, photography instructor, College of Creative Studies
Member, student fee: $32 ; n onmember fee: $40 .