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African American Friday
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
EMBRACE DIVERSITY AT THE DIA’S AFRICAN AMERICAN FRIDAY, JUNE 30
June 21, 2006 (
Live Music: Black Bottom Collective 6:30 & 8 p.m.
With their distinct version of hip hop that has roots in rock and soul, Black Bottom Collective creates music that draws on all different aspects of life, especially in and around
Drop-in Workshop for All Ages: Musical Instruments, the Kalimba (Ages 12 and younger must be with an adult.) 6–8:30 P.M.
Join the DIA staff in a fun event for the whole family that will be educational as well as entertaining. Using wood scraps and tongue depressors, make an ancient African instrument, the Kalimba, and have fun playing it with the group.
Storytelling: I’ve Known Rivers… 6 & 7:30 p.m.
African American Art from the Walter O. Evans collection comes alive with Madelyn Porter. Using voices sounding of the writers and poets included in the collection, Porter offers an interactive approach to art and helps to make it come alive. The historical significance of these works becomes evident through Porter’s beautiful storytelling abilities.
Explore the DIA’s world-renowned collection with guided tours of Highlights of European & American Art and Art of Four Continents & the Ancient World. Each tour is offered at both times
African American Art from the Walter O. Evans Collection
Through July 2, 2006
This exhibition features more than 80 paintings, sculptures and works on paper dating from 1848 to 1997 selected from the private collection of Dr. Walter O. Evans. Evans’ collection of over 500 works by African American artists is considered one of the most important in the
The exhibition was organized by The Walter O. Evans Foundation for Art and Literature. In
Hours and Admission
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
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The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), one of the premier art museums in the
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 renovations are completed.