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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

Thanksgiving Weekend:  Snake and Fish Marionettes

Thanksgiving Weekend: Snake and Fish Marionettes

Sunday, November 29, 2015
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Family Sundays

Puppet Performance: The Pigeoning

Puppet Performance: The Pigeoning

Lecture Hall
Saturday, November 28 and Sunday, November 29, 2015

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