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Exhibitions and Events July 2006-2007
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) presents a dynamic schedule of events and exhibitions for all ages, even as the museum’s building is undergoing a major renovation. Visitors can enjoy some of the DIA’s “greatest hits” currently on view while the museum prepares for an entirely new installation when renovations are completed in late 2007.
Exhibitions are free with museum admission unless otherwise noted. Museum hours are Wednesdays–Thursdays, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.; Saturdays–Sundays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Visit the DIA’s Web site at www.dia.org for updated information.
RECENT ACQUISITIONS: PRINTS, DRAWINGS AND PHOTOGRAPHS
May 18–July 30, 2006
The DIA’s collection is augmented continually by gifts, bequests and purchases. This exhibition presents an eclectic array of some of the most recent objects acquired by the department of graphic arts including many small drawings by Diego Rivera used as book illustrations, a large photograph by Candida Höfer from her library interiors made in 2005 and prints of many eras and schools by artists as diverse as Giorgio Ghisi, Théodore Géricault, Robert Motherwell, Kiki Smith and Terry Winters.
August 26, 2006
The DIA’s Founders Junior Council presents the 36th annual Fash Bash® fundraiser featuring hot new fashions by acclaimed designer Elie Tahari. With the support of
THE BIG THREE IN PRINTMAKING: DÜRER, REMBRANDT AND PICASSO
September 13–December 31, 2006
Dürer, Rembrandt, Picasso – these three names resonate like a mantra in the history of Western printmaking. Each artist cultivated an international reputation during his own lifetime and each represents the pinnacle of achievement within the mediums up to his era, Dürer in the early 16th century, Rembrandt in the mid-17th and Picasso in the 20th century. Arguably, in their creativity and technical skill, each attained a stature few have equaled and all set standards to which five centuries of subsequent printmakers have aspired. This exhibition will feature the work of all three masters, focusing on the innovations each introduced and will also present many significant aspects of the various media from wood and linoleum cuts, engraving, etching, aquatint, drypoint and lithography.
ANNIE LEIBOVITZ: AMERICAN MUSIC
September 24, 2006–January 7, 2007
Throughout her career Annie Leibovitz, one of American’s most celebrated photographers, has traveled through the U.S. immortalizing figures from American root music—blues, gospel, jazz, rock and country. In this exhibition, Leibovitz focuses on the legends of root music, as well as younger artists who have been influenced by them. Her subjects include B.B. King, the late Johnny Cash and June Carter, Willie Nelson, Pete Seeger, Etta James and Dolly Parton; popular music legends including Beck and Bruce Springsteen; as well as
Annie Leibovitz: American Music is organized by Experience Music Project, Seattle and all works are courtesy of the photographer. In
A HARD HAT PARTY THAT ROCKS...2006 Under The Stars®
November 11, 2006
The distinguished gala Under the Stars® is in its second year of a revamped, reconstructed event that engages patrons in the museum’s current renovation project. This is the last chance to witness the progress of the construction with exclusive walk-throughs of newly renovated areas before they are unveiled the following year. The evening also includes a tour Annie Leibovitz: American Music, dancing in the rafters, fabulous foods and live music. For more information, call 313.833.7969.
WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS: PRINTS AND DRAWINGS RELATED TO BOOKS
February 7–May 27, 2007
Telling stories through pictures, specifically with prints and drawings, is the subject of this exhibition organized from the DIA’S collection. Selections from many familiar series, portfolios, and books, as well as several examples that have rarely or never been seen at the museum will be on view. Included are David Hockney’s etchings Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm, three volumes of Moby Dick with illustrations by Norman Rockwell, a copy of the 15th-century Nuremberg Chronicle, Wassily Kandinsky’s Klange, Henri Matisse’s Parsiphal, Jim Dine’s Picture of Dorian Gray, and many more European and American works from a variety of eras.
March 4–May 27, 2007
The DIA presents more than 100 black and white photographs made by Ansel Adams throughout the course of his career featuring familiar images and others that are little known and extremely rare. Included are early works from
Programs are made possible with support from the
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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.