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The Thinker Auguste Rodin
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The Thinker (22.143) — Auguste Rodin, 1904

Enjoyable and enriching experiences

The Detroit Institute of Arts is committed to providing the highest quality art education programs available. From artists' talks and lectures, to hands-on creative workshops, we offer a wide range of programs that provide enjoyable and enriching experiences for visitors with all levels of familiarity with art. Our educational programs, materials and services reflect an audience-centered approach to viewing art and a learner-centered approach to the learning experience. Our educational strategies are derived from four overarching principles:
  • Art is for everyone;
  • Learning is a lifelong process;
  • Knowledge is based on experience as well as formal study;
  • Best practice is based on understanding our visitors and employing effective teaching strategies.

The endowment of the Vice President of Learning and Interpretation position has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor 

Upcoming Workshops

Open Studio

Open Studio

Friday, March 31, 2017
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Family Sundays

Puppet Demonstration: Kuruma Ningyo - Japanese Cart Puppetry with artists of Shank's Mare

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