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September Programs at the Detroit Insitute of Arts

Monday, August 22, 2005

August 4, 2005 (Detroit)— After one month of hard construction work, the Detroit Institute of Arts’ (DIA) doors re-open this September with an exciting variety of fun activities. Programs are free with museum admission unless otherwise noted. Activities denoted with “SLI” are presented with sign language interpretation. PLEASE NOTE: The DIA has a new recommended donation of $6 for adults and $3 for children.

FRIDAY NIGHTS AT THE DIA!

The DIA is open until 9 p.m. every Friday. Activities are from 6–8:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted.


Sept. 9: Fine Arts Friday

Drop-in Workshop for All Ages: Book Arts (Ages 12 and younger must be with an adult.)
Learn about the history of bookmaking and use a traditional bookbinding technique to create your own volume.

Classical Music: Kathryn Woodard 6:30 & 8 p.m.
Pianist Kathryn Woodard plays new music by Moiya Callahan, Paul Hogan and Paula Matthusen.

Insider’s View 6 & 7:30 p.m.
Listen to a talk given by a member of the DIA’s curatorial or education staff.


Sept. 16: Jazz Friday

Drop-in Workshop for All Ages: Book Arts (Ages 12 and younger must be with an adult.)
Learn about the history of bookmaking and use a traditional bookbinding technique to create your own volume.

Jazz Music: Miguel Zenon 6:30 & 8 p.m.
Miguel Zenon reinterprets traditional Puerto Rican Jibaro music and redefines it within a jazz context.

Drawing in the Galleries (Ages 6 and older)
Artists/instructors help participants create pencil drawings to take home. 

Adventures in Drawing (Ages 8 and younger must be with an adult.)
Children explore creative expression through drawing with assistance from museum instructors.

Guided Tours 6 & 7:30 p.m.
Highlights of European & American Art and Art of Four Continents & the Ancient World are offered at both times.


Sept. 23: Family Friday

Drop-in Workshop for All Ages: Book Arts (Ages 12 and younger must with an adult.)
Learn about the history of bookmaking and use a traditional bookbinding technique to create your own volume.

Family Performance: Sol y Canto (Sun and Song) 6 & 7:30 p.m.
Ambassadors of pan-Latin music, Sol y Canto present their Family Show, which features songs from their bilingual CD Twice as Many
Friends/El Doble de Amigos
.

Storytelling: Native American Tales 6:30 & 8 p.m.
Robyn Henry tells animated stories that have been passed down from her ancestors.

Guided Tours 6 & 7:30 p.m. 
Highlights of European & American Art and Art of Four Continents & the Ancient World are offered at both times.


Sept. 30: Fifth Friday: Latino Community

Drop-in Workshop for All Ages: Sugar Skulls (Ages 12 and younger must with an adult.)
Make this traditional Mexican craft associated with Day of the Dead festivities.

Artist Demonstration: Acrylic Painting
Nora Chapa Mendoza demonstrates her acrylic painting techniques, creating layers of relief that look similar to tile.

Music Performance: Orquesta La Inspiracion (Inspiration Orchestra) 6:30 & 8 p.m.
Orquesta La Inspiracion is an 11-piece band that pays homage to the golden age of salsa while exploring new directions in hot Latin dance music.

Storytelling: Palabras Luminosas (Bright Words): Latino Language, Laughter and Lore 6 & 7:30 p.m. Palabras Luminosas by Magical Rain Theaterworks is a collection of energetic stories from throughout the Americas that display Latino fondness for fiestas and family.

Guided Tours 6 & 7:30 p.m.
Highlights of European & American and Art of Four Continents & the Ancient World are offered at both times.


SATURDAY PROGRAMS

Every Saturday

Drop-in Workshop for All Ages: Musical Instruments: Kalimbas Noon–4 p.m.
Make a simple version of this West African instrument using tongue depressors, scrap wood and markers.


Saturday, Sept. 10

Adult Art History Class: Survey of World Art–Part I 10 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Saturdays, Sept. 10–Nov. 19
This first of three courses introduces general styles and concepts in art, surveying many well-known works, including highlights from the DIA’s collection. Members: $90; Non-members: $115; Students (with ID): $50. To register, call 313.833.4249.

Storytelling: It’s All Greek To Me: Greek and Roman Myths 2 p.m. (SLI)
Rob McCabe presents a lively program of Greek and Roman myths. 


Saturday, Sept. 17

Studio Class: Mug Shots 10 a.m.–noon (Ages 15 and up)
Create a ceramic mug with a sculpted face that is sure to turn a few heads. Members: $20; Non-members: $24. To register, call 313.833.4249.

Artist Demonstration: Fiber Art/Performance Piece Noon–4 p.m.
Lisa Whiting finishes her traveling fiber art/performance piece, which has visited several Detroit venues over the summer. 


Saturday, Sept. 24

Studio Class: Travel Journal 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (Ages 15 and up)
Learn to document your travels by making your own decorative hardcover journal. Members: $60; Non-members: $78; Materials: $20. To register, call 313.833.4249.

Cultural Center Open House 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Teachers can plan a field trip, learn about free and low cost resources, talk with staff and pick up a free pass to visit Cultural Center institutions within walking distance of the DIA: the Detroit Historical Museum, the Detroit Public Library, the New Detroit Science Center, and the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit.  Free. No pre-registration required. For more information, call 313.833.7977.

Studio Class: Two-day Wheel-throwing Workshop 1–5 p.m. (Ages 15 and up)
Beginners and advanced students alike watch demonstrations and receive individual guidance in this two-day workshop.  Members: $80; Non-members: $96; Materials: $10.  To register, call 313.833.4249.

Storytelling: It’s All Greek To Me: Greek and Roman Myths 2 p.m. 
Rob McCabe presents a lively program of Greek and Roman myths. 


SUNDAY PROGRAMS


Every Sunday

Drop-in Workshop for All Ages: Sandpaper Monoprints Noon–4 p.m.
Create a one-of-a-kind print using sandpaper, crayons and cloth.


Sunday, Sept. 11

Artist’s Choice: German Expressionist Paintings 2 p.m. (SLI)
Artist Martyn Bouskila discusses his work, which has been inspired by German Expressionist paintings in the DIA’s collection.


Sunday, Sept. 18

Storytelling: It’s All Greek To Me: Greek and Roman Myths 2 p.m.
Rob McCabe presents a lively program of Greek and Roman myths. 

Community Choice 2 p.m.
DIA curator Brian Gallagher discusses some of his favorite European objects.


Sunday, Sept. 25

Studio Class: Two-day Wheel-throwing Workshop 1–5 p.m. (Ages 15 and up)
Beginners and advanced students alike watch demonstrations and receive individual guidance in this two-day workshop.  Members: $80; Non-members: $96; Materials: $10. To register, call 313.833.4249.

Gallery Serenade: Los Wapos2 p.m.
Los Wapos uses traditional South American instruments to perform beautiful music from the Andes mountain region.

Lecture:  One True Thing: Meditations on Black Aesthetics 2 p.m.
Kerry James Marshall, painter, photographer, printmaker and installation artist, is best known for his large-scale figurative paintings depicting African American culture and history. In his new body of multimedia work, Marshall focuses on black history, identity and cultural tradition to analyze the notion of a black aesthetic. Sponsored by the Friends of African and African American Art.


Hours and Admissions
Museum hours are 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is a donation. We recommend $6 for adults and $3 for children. DIA members are admitted free. For membership information call 313-833-7971.

Programs are made possible with support from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the City of Detroit.

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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 is currently undergoing a major renovation, scheduled for completion in late 2007. The museum remains open with a dynamic schedule of programs and activities for all ages. Visitors can enjoy some of the DIA’s “greatest hits” while the museum prepares for an entirely new installation when