are FREE with museum admission unless otherwise noted.
Lecture: 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
This tour and recreation of the mural was underwritten by a grant
from MotorCities National Heritage Area, an affiliate of the National
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
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
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
Member, student fee: $32 ; n onmember fee: $40 .