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Final Weeks of Faberge: The Rise and Fall, The Collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts at Detroit Institute of Arts: Exhibition ends January 21—Advance tickets recommended for busy final weeks
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Drop-in Workshop: The Artable Egg
Sunday, January 6, 13, 20, Noon–4 p.m.
Transform a variety of egg-shaped materials into miniature works of art using beads, baubles, and bling.
Reworking Fabergé: In Conversation with Alexander Caldwell
Saturday, January 12, 2 p.m.
Alexander Caldwell, maker of the replica Fabergé Coronation Egg used in the movie Ocean’s
Twelve, reflects on his various artistic responses to Fabergé. Caldwell has spent the past 25 years studying Karl Fabergé and his methods. The lecture will be followed by a showing of 2004’s Ocean’s Twelve. Free with museum admission. The lecture is sponsored by the Bernard J. Reilly Fund.
Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird
Friday, January 18, 7 and 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, January 20, 1 and 3 p.m.
Choreographer Jeff Rebudal and the Firebird Trio present a re-imagining of Igor Stravinsky’s classic ballet.
Puppet Performance: Kathleen Kennedy Tobin and Company Present The Storming of the Winter Palace
Friday, January 18, 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, January 19 and 20, 1 and 3 p.m.
Puppeteer Kathleen Kennedy Tobin and Company re-create in puppet form a seminal moment in Russian history. Three years after the overthrow of the government, the Bolsheviks commemorated their triumph with a massive on-site spectacle in front of and inside the Winter Palace, which will be recreated here in miniature form.
Artist Demonstration: Pysanky (Egg Decoration)
Sunday, January 20, Noon to 4 p.m.
Learn about the traditional Ukrainian and Polish craft of egg decorating that uses wax and colorful dyes as artist Zenia Brezden illustrates a variety of Pysanky techniques and practices.
Tickets for Fabergé: The Rise and Fall
Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for children, $12 per person for groups of 15+, and free for DIA members. Purchase at the DIA Box Office, by phone at 313-833-4005 or at www.dia.org. A $3.50 handling charge applies to nonmember tickets not purchased at the DIA. Tickets are timed and advance purchase is strongly recommended. Final entry is one hour prior to closing.
Hours and Admission
Museum hours are 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Tuesdays–Thursdays, 9 a.m.–10 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for ages 6–17, and free for DIA members and residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. For membership information call 313-833-7971.