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New Hours at Detroit Institute of Arts begin November 13: Museum to Open Tuesdays

Friday, August 31, 2012

(Detroit)—DIA visitors will soon have more time to enjoy the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 13, the DIA will be open TuesdaysThursdays 9 a.m.4 p.m., Fridays 9 a.m.10 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

 

Programs are free with museum admission unless otherwise noted. For more information, call (313) 833-7900 or visit www.dia.org.

 

Guided Tours: Wednesdays–Thursdays, 1 p.m.; Fridays, 1 p.m.; Saturdays–Sundays, 1 & 3 p.m.

 

Detroit City Chess Club: Fridays, 4–8 p.m.

The club’s mission is to teach area students the game and life lessons. Members have won state, regional and national competitions. People wanting to learn how to play chess should show up between 4 and 6 p.m. There will be no teaching between 6 and 8 p.m., but visitors can play chess.

 

Drawing in the Galleries (for all ages): Fridays, 69 p.m. Sundays, noon4 p.m.

 

Drop-In Workshops (for all ages)

Fridays, November 2, 9, 16 & 30, 6–9 p.m. —Artist Trading Cards: Learn about the history of trading cards while you to create your own.

Saturdays, November 3, 10 & 17, Noon–4 p.m. —The Artable Egg: Transform “egg” shaped materials such as wood, plastic and paper into miniature works of art using beads, baubles and bling, a la Fabergé. Sundays, November 4, 11 & 18, Noon–4 p.m. —Winter Counts: A winter count was used by certain Native American communities of the Northern Great Plains to record their histories and to keep track of the passage of years. Use leather and colorful markers as you create one of your own.

 

Special Thanksgiving Weekend Drop-In Workshops, November 23–25

Friday, November 23, Noon–4 p.m. —Tongue Depressor Puppets: Let your imagination soar when you use fabric, yarn, ribbon, and markers to create a simple puppet on a stick.

Saturday, November 24, Noon–4 p.m. —Rod Bug Puppets: Pieces of black and white foam board become whimsical bug like creatures on a stick when you add beads, colorful markers and pipe cleaners.

Sunday, November 25, Noon–4 p.m. —Finger Puppets: Use air drying modeling compound, colorful wire and beads to make a simple puppet.

 

Thursday, November 1

Detroit Film Theatre: Twilight of the Tsars: 7 p.m.

Presented in conjunction with the Fabergé exhibition, the DFT presents Twilight of the Tsars, a series of extremely rare Russian silent films made between 1910 and 1918. Presented on Thursday evenings, the programs will consist of feature films, short films and some fascinating surviving fragments, which together form a living portrait of Russia at the end of the Tsarist era, up until the revolution. All Twilight of the Tsars programs will feature live piano accompaniment by David Drazin. Tickets: $7.50; DIA members, seniors and students, $6.50.

 

Friday Night Live, November 2

Music: Shuffle Concert: 7 & 8:30 p.m.

Shuffle Concert changes the rules of performance by having the audience select the music to be played. The audience has a choice of compositions from more than 14 different styles, from baroque, classical, romantic, jazz, pop and Broadway.

 

Detroit Film Theatre: Bell Borba Aqui: 7 p.m.

For the past 35 years, Bel Borba has been transforming his 500-year-old hometown of Salvador, Brazil with an amazing array of public art. Set to the rhythms of Brazil, Bel Borba Aqui introduces this one-man life-force who breathes new life into the city he loves through his art. In English and Portuguese with English subtitles. Tickets: $7.50; DIA members, seniors and students, $6.50.

 

Detroit Film Theatre: Stars in Shorts: 9:30 p.m.

This series of recent short films features a lineup of some of today’s most celebrated performers including Colin Firth, Lily Tomlin, Judi Dench, Jason Alexander and Keira Knightly, working in genres as varied as comedy, sci-fi, drama and musicals. Tickets: $7.50; DIA members, seniors and students, $6.50.

 

Saturday, November 3

Detroit Film Theatre: Bell Borba Aqui: 7 p.m.

(See Nov. 2 for details)

 

Detroit Film Theatre: Stars in Shorts: 9:30 p.m.

(See Nov. 2 for details)

 

Family Sunday, November 4

Artist Demonstration

 

Sunday Music Bar:  Mariachi Cora: 1 & 3 pm

Detroit’s own Mariachi Cora performs in a celebration of Mexican culture. Mariachi Cora, led by Chema Bueno, plays its own brand of this festive form of Mexican folk music.

 

Detroit Film Theatre: Bell Borba Aqui: 2 p.m.

(See Nov. 2 for details)

 

Detroit Film Theatre: Stars in Shorts: 4:30 p.m.

(See Nov. 2 for details)

 

Thursday, November 8

Detroit Film Theatre: Twilight of the Tsars: 7 p.m.

(See Nov. 1 for details)

 

Friday Night Live, November 9

Music: NO CONCERT

 

Detroit Film Theatre: Marina Abromovic: The Artist is Present: 7 p.m.

Seductive, fearless and outrageous, Marina Abramovic has been redefining what art is for nearly 40 years. Using her body as a vehicle, pushing herself beyond her physical and mental limits, she creates challenging, shocking and moving performances. This documentary goes inside her world as she prepares for her most important moment to date: a major retrospective at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. It’s the chance to answer the question she’s been confronted with for four decades: “Why is this art?” Berlin Film Festival Audience Award. Tickets: $7.50; DIA members, seniors and students, $6.50.

 

Ford Free Sunday, November 11

Artist Demonstration: Silversmithing and Pewter Casting: noon – 4 p.m.

Watch examples of silversmithing and pewter casting by the Mt. Clemens Gem and Lapidary Society.

 

Sunday Music Bar: NO CONCERT

 

Detroit Film Theatre: The Tempest: 2 p.m.

Christopher Plummer stars as Prospero, the banished Duke of Milan, marooned on a distant island with his daughter, Miranda. Oscar® winner Plummer brings the language of Shakespeare vividly to life, while director Des McAnuff uses thrilling theatrical wizardry to conjure Prospero’s mystical isle. Recorded live at the 2010 Stratford festival. Tickets: $7.50; DIA members, seniors and students, $6.50.

 

Detroit Film Theatre: Marina Abromovic: The Artist is Present: 6 p.m.

(See Nov. 9 for details)

 

Thursday, November 15

Detroit Film Theatre: Twilight of the Tsars: 7 p.m.

(See Nov. 1 for details)

 

Friday Night Live, November 16

Music: TBD: 7 & 8:30 pm

 

Detroit Film Theatre: The British Television Advertising Awards: 7 p.m.

Unlike any other TV advertisers in the world, Britain produces imaginative, witty, technically sophisticated cutting-edge commercials. Each year’s collection of top BTAA prizewinners tours the world in a showcase that includes a limited number of major museums in the United States. Tickets: $7.50; DIA members, seniors and students, $6.50.

 

Puppet Performamce: Puppetslam (adults only): 8 p.m.

Check out this puppetry-for-adults event which features three to four puppet scenes by a variety of puppet artists. Sponsored by the Founder Junior Council

 

Saturday, November 17

Class: The Potter’s Wheel for Adults and Children (ages 5 and older with adult): 10–11:30 a.m., 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m., 1–2:30 p.m. and 2–3:30 p.m.

This class is a great opportunity for anyone wanting to give the potter’s wheel a try in a small class with plenty of individual guidance. Participants use their own wheels for one hour of hands-on clay time. Projects will be fired for pick-up at a later date. Each class is limited to five people. Preregistration and prepayment is required. Cost: members $18, nonmembers $24. To register, call 313-833-4005.

 

Meet Me at the DIA: A Program for People with Early-Stage Dementia and Their Caregivers: 10:30 a.m.–noon

People with early-stage dementia (including Alzheimer’s) and their caregivers are invited to participate in gallery discussions about art led by DIA staff and volunteers with expertise in this area. Participants are made to feel welcome and comfortable, and discussions are based on the observations and connections made by the group. The program provides opportunities for social engagement and intellectual stimulation in a safe, inspiring environment. Everyone is encouraged to contribute to the discussions; participants leave the DIA with small prints of DIA artworks so conversations can be continued. Meet Me at the DIA is modeled after a successful program at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Members $17 per couple, nonmembers $20 per couple. To register tickets.dia.org. Sponsored by HealthPlus of Michigan

 

Detroit Film Theatre: The British Television Advertising Awards: 7 p.m.

(See Nov. 16 for details)

 

Family Sunday, November 18

Family Performance: Reg Pettibone: 2 p.m.

Reg Pettibone, a Native American Champion Dancer for the Ho-Chunk Nation, presents traditional myths and dances. With traditional background and upbringing, Reg, his daughter Coral Sky and his wife, Marca, from the Paiute Nation, provide an understanding of Native American culture through dance, song, narration and a display of artifacts with a strong environmental emphasis.

 

Detroit Film Theatre: The British Television Advertising Awards: 2 p.m.

(See Nov. 16 for details)

 

Friday Night Live, November 23

Puppet Performance: National Marionette Theater presents Peter and the Wolf: 2 p.m.

Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf has enchanted audiences since its premier in 1936. Based on the original Russian folktale, National Marionette Theatre’s version features the music from Prokofiev’s orchestral score combined with stunning scenery and hand-crafted marionettes. Set in turn-of-the-century Russia, this classic tale is about bravery, curiosity, ingenuity and "listening to your Grandfather." 

 

Music: TwoSense: 7 & 8:30 p.m.

Pianist Lisa Moore and cellist Ashley Bathgate established their reputations individually as new-music interpreters through their work with the Bang on a Can All Stars. They have formed TwoSense, a duo devoted to performing the latest works and commissions by contemporary composers and 20th-century literature for cello and piano.

 

Lecture: Fourth Friday for Friends, Andy Warhol’s Fright Wig: 7 pm.

Andy Warhol’s obsession with celebrity is most revealing in his self-portraits, including his 1986 Fright Wig, on loan to the DIA from the Andy Warhol Museum through April 2013. Warhol presents himself as spectral: his neon blue head, shock of hair, and paint splatter appear as a disembodied, free-floating mask or scull. Made at a time when many of Warhol’s friends were dying of AIDS, this canvas was considered a harbinger of death. Rebecca Hart, DIA associate curator of contemporary art, will discuss Fright Wig, Warhol’s cult of celebrity and his sense of mortality. Sponsored by the Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art

 

Detroit Film Theatre: Kumaré: 7 p.m.

Sri Kumaré is a guru from the East who has come to America to spread his teachings. He finds devoted students who embrace him as a true spiritual force. But Kumaré is not real. He is a filmmaker from New Jersey named Vikram Gandhi who wanted to see if he could pull this deception off. Vikram struggles with an unforeseen problem; he discovers that he cares for his followers, and his growing sense of responsibility toward them forces him to look inward as he contemplates the risks and rewards of revealing his “true self.” Tickets: $7.50; DIA members, seniors and students, $6.50.

 

Detroit Film Theatre: Neighboring Sounds: 9:30 p.m.

Neighboring Sounds peers into the lives of a group of middle-class families residing on a quiet street in Recife, Brazil. The viewer is never quite sure where things are headed, even as the film builds imperceptibly toward its knockout payoff. In Portuguese with English subtitles. Tickets: $7.50; DIA members, seniors and students, $6.50.

 

Saturday, November 24

Puppet Performance: National Marionette Theater presents Peter and the Wolf: 2 p.m.

(See Nov. 23 for details)

 

Detroit Film Theatre: Kumaré: 7 p.m.

(See Nov. 23 for details)

 

Detroit Film Theatre: Neighboring Sounds: 9:30 p.m.

(See Nov.23 for details)

 

Family Sunday, November 25

Sunday Music Bar: Royal Garden Trio: 1 & 3 p.m.

The Royal Garden, whose music is featured on the DIA’s commercials, performs their interpretation of 1930s-era, Stephane Grapelli-Django Rheinhardt hot jazz. The group is made up of guitarist Brian Delaney, Tom Bogardus on tenor guitar and clarinet and Michael Karoub on cello.

 

Puppet Performance: National Marionette Theater presents Peter and the Wolf: 2 p.m.

(See Nov. 23 for details)

 

Detroit Film Theatre: Kumaré: 2 p.m.

(See Nov. 23 for details)

 

Detroit Film Theatre: Neighboring Sounds: 4:30 p.m.

(See Nov. 23 for details)

 

Thursday, November 29

Detroit Film Theatre: Twilight of the Tsars: 7 p.m.

(See Nov. 1 for details)

 

Friday Night Live, November 30

Music: Cut Time Players: 7 & 8:30 pm

One of Detroit's favorite classical music bands, the Cut Time Players plays music from pre-revolutionary Russia. The performance includes music by Modest Mussorgsky, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Pyotr Tchaikovsky and others.

 

Detroit Film Theatre: Neighboring Sounds: 7 p.m.

(See Nov. 23 for details)

 

Detroit Film Theatre: Kumaré: 9:45 p.m.

(See Nov. 23 for details)

 

Hours and Admission

Museum hours are 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors ages 62+, $4 for ages 6–17, and free for residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties and DIA members. For membership information, call 313-833-7971.

 

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The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), one of the premier art museums in the United States, is home to more than 60,000 works that comprise a multicultural survey of human creativity from ancient times through the 21st century. From the first Van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum (Self-Portrait, 1887), to Diego Rivera's world-renowned Detroit Industry murals (1932–33), the DIA’s collection is known for its quality, range, and depth. The DIA’s mission is to create opportunities for all visitors to find personal meaning in art.

 

Programs are made possible with support from the City of Detroit and residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.
 

Contact:     Pamela Marcil      (313) 833-7899    pmarcil@dia.org