Museum InfoMedia Room

DIA docent tour
Docent tour

January Programs at the DIA

Thursday, December 06, 2007

December 4, 2007—Target Family Sundays are just some of the highlights of January activities. Two outstanding exhibitions are also on view: The Best of the Best: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs from the DIA Collection and Julie Mehretu: City Sitings. The DIA is also proud to announce the new acquisition of Alexander Helwig Wyant’s American painting Mountain Brook: A Study (ca. 1863-69), on view one of the newly installed American galleries.

 

Programs are free with museum admission unless otherwise noted.

 

Guided Tours

Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1 p.m.

Fridays, 1, 6 & 7:30 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays, 1 & 3 p.m.

 

Friday, January 4: Friday Night Live!

Drop-in Workshop: 6–9 p.m.

Make your artist trading cards.

 

Drawing in the Galleries for Youth and Adults (Ages 6 and older; Children 8 and younger must be with an adult): 6–9 p.m.

Artist/instructors help participants create pencil drawings to take home.

 

Adventures in Drawing (Ages 8 and younger must be with an adult): 6–9 p.m.

Children explore creative expression through drawing with assistance from museum instructors.

 

Music: SSM: 7 and 8:30 p.m.

Motor City’s SSM—singer/keyboardist John Szymanski, drummer Dave Shettler, and singer/guitarist Marty Morris—plays everything from gritty, howling bar rockers to synthed-out electro-trash anthems, all the while disguising it as Detroit garage rock.

 

Saturday, January 5

Class: Drawing from the Collection (Adults): 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

<$25/members; $30/nonmembers>

Learn about works of art in the DIA collection while drawing some of your favorite objects. Call (313) 833-4249 to register.

 

Drop-in Workshop: 1–5 p.m.

Make a simple mosaic using a variety of materials.

 

Artist Demonstration: Cooper Holoweski: 1–5 p.m.

Cooper Holoweski’s work explores the expansion of the market economy using architecture and other iconic images of capital. Pushing the fundamental materials of pen, pencil, charcoal, and paper as far as he can, Holoweski employs cutting, tearing, collage, and other methods to build and excavate layers in his drawings.

 

Target Family Sunday, January 6

Drop-in Workshop: 1–5 p.m.

Make a simple bookmark using rubber stamps, paper, ribbon, and a variety of markers.

 

Drawing in the Galleries for Youth and Adults (Ages 6 and older; Children 8 and younger must be with an adult): 1–5 p.m.

Artist/instructors help participants create pencil drawings to take home

 

Adventures in Drawing (Ages 8 and younger must be with an adult): 1–5 p.m.

Children explore creative expression through drawing with assistance from museum instructors.

 

Storytelling: “All That is New”: 2 p.m.

Jenifer Strauss presents joyful, thought-provoking, and playful stories for the new year that the entire family can enjoy.

 

Wednesday, January 9

Lecture: “Michelangelo’s Drawings for the Sistine Ceiling and the Tomb of Pope Julius II: A Turning Point”: 7 p.m., Lecture Hall

Carmen Bambach, curator of drawings and prints, Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y., examines Michelangelo’s transformation as a draftsman during the years 1501 to 1504, when he began to contemplate the challenges of designing paintings and sculptures on a colossal scale. The DIA’s own double-sided sheet of sketches for decorations on the Sistine Chapel ceiling contains intriguing clues to this change.

 

Friday, January 11: Friday Night Live!

Drop-in Workshop: 6–9 p.m.

(See January 4 for full description)

 

Adventures in Drawing: (Ages 8 and younger must be with an adult): 6–9 p.m.

(See January 4 for full description)

 

Drawing in the Galleries for Youth and Adults (Ages 6 and older; Children 8 and younger must be with an adult): 6–9 p.m.

(See January 4 for full description)

 

Music: Billy Childs Jazz-Chamber Ensemble: 7 and 8:30 p.m.

Grammy Award-winning pianist and composer Billy Childs writes music with an astonishing array of moods and colors: harmonically rich, rhythmically provocative, and breathtakingly profound. For this performance, Childs performs with a unique six-piece ensemble that mixes harp and woodwinds with traditional jazz instruments, blending jazz and classical music into one cohesive form without compromising either.

 

Detroit Film Theatre presented by JPMorgan Chase: “Man From Plains”: 7 p.m.

<$5/members, seniors, students; $7.50/general admission>

Man From Plains explores both the private and public sides of President Jimmy Carter, whose personal sense of justice compels him to pursue, with undiminished energy and hope, his own lifelong and deeply spiritual vision of reconciliation and peace.

 

Saturday, January 12

Drop-in Workshop: 1–5 p.m.

(See January 5 for full description)

 

Artist Demonstration: Mark Sengbusch 1–5 p.m.

Mark Sengbusch’s paintings explore the power and mystery inherent in an art object. By combining ancient designs with space-age materials, a futuristic fusion of ritual and technology emerges.

 

Detroit Film Theatre presented by JPMorgan Chase: “Man From Plains”: 7 p.m.

<$5/members, seniors, students; $7.50/general admission>

(See January 11 for full description)

 

Target Family Sunday, January 13

Drop-in Workshop: 1–5 p.m.

(See January 6 for full description)

 

Drawing in the Galleries for Youth and Adults (Ages 6 and older; Children 8 and younger must be with an adult): 1–5 p.m.

(See January 6 for full description)

 

Adventures in Drawing (Ages 8 and younger must be with an adult): 1–5 p.m.

(See January 6 for full description)

 

Storytelling: “All That is New”: 2 p.m.

(See January 6 for full description)

 

Detroit Film Theatre presented by JPMorgan Chase: “Man From Plains”: 4 and 7 p.m.

<$5/members, seniors, students; $7.50/general admission>

(See January 11 for full description)

 

Friday, January 18: Friday Night Live!

Drop-in Workshop: 6–9 p.m.

(See January 4 for full description)

 

Drawing in the Galleries for Youth and Adults (Ages 6 and older; Children 8 and younger must be with an adult): 6–9 p.m.

(See January 4 for full description)

 

Adventures in Drawing (Ages 8 and younger must be with an adult): 6–9 p.m.

(See January 4 for full description)

 

Music: Project: 7 and 8:30 p.m.

The Project sound is a fusion of jazz, hip-hop, and world music, balanced out by a sincere allegiance to the musicians’ classical roots. Flutist Greg Patillo, cellist Eric Stephenson, and bassist Peter Seymour are symphony orchestra veterans on a mission to reach out to new audiences with a style completely their own.

 

Detroit Film Theatre presented by JPMorgan Chase: “Man From Plains”: 7 p.m.

<$5/members, seniors, students; $7.50/general admission>

(See January 11 for full description)

 

Saturday, January 19

Class: Portrait and Figure Drawing (Ages 9–14): 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

<$20/members; $24/nonmembers>

Explore color mixing and expressive brushwork while painting a portrait on canvas using acrylics. Call (313) 833-4249 to register.

 

Drop-in Workshop: 1–5 p.m.

(See January 5 for full description)

 

Artist Demonstration: Lindsay Satchell: 1-5 p.m.

Lindsay Satchell’s conceptual influences include dualistic relationships and the intersection of drawing and sculpture. She currently teaches sculpture at Wayne State University and is a collaborator in the Detroit Diamonds Project, a community project focusing on the transformative process of labor.

 

Detroit Film Theatre presented by JPMorgan Chase: “Man From Plains”: 7 p.m.

<$5/members, seniors, students; $7.50/general admission>

(See January 11 for full description)

 

Target Family Sunday, January 20

Brunch With Bach: New Music Detroit: 11:30 a.m.

<$30/brunch; $10/concert only>

New Music Detroit is dedicated to performing challenging and dynamic works from the late 20th century to the present day—from seminal new music “classics” to the innovative and genre-defying works written by today’s emerging composers.

 

Drop-in Workshop: 1–5 p.m.

(See January 6 for full description)

 

Drawing in the Galleries for Youth and Adults (Ages 6 and older; Children 8 and younger must be with an adult): 1–5 p.m.

(See January 6 for full description)

 

Adventures in Drawing (Ages 8 and younger must be with an adult): 1–5 p.m.

(See January 6 for full description)

 

Storytelling: “Beginnings”: 2 p.m.

Storyteller Corinne Stavish has been featured at the DIA and venues across the country, including the National Storytelling Festival. Her lively, participatory program “Beginnings” features folk tales from many traditions that explain the origins of phenomena and ideas.

 

Detroit Film Theatre presented by JPMorgan Chase: “Man From Plains”: 4 and 7 p.m.

<$5/members, seniors, students; $7.50/general admission>

(See January 13 for full description)

 

Friday, January 25: Friday Night Live!

Drop-in Workshop: 6–9 p.m.

(See January 4 for full description)

 

Drawing in the Galleries for Youth and Adults (Ages 6 and older; Children 8 and younger must be with an adult): 6–9 p.m.

(See January 4 for full description)

 

Adventures in Drawing (Ages 8 and younger must be with an adult): 6–9 p.m.

(See January 4 for full description)

 

Music: Final Fantasy: 7 and 8:30 p.m.

Despite the increasing scale of Final Fantasy’s recorded output, the live shows have remained solo outings, with Owen Pallett singing over frantically layered violin and piano. Former Les Mouches member Stephanie Comilang accompanies Pallett using an overhead projector to create live films and shadow shows.

 

Detroit Film Theatre presented by JPMorgan Chase: “Persepolis”: 7 p.m.

<$5/members, seniors, students; $7.50/general admission>

Persepolis, an extraordinary new animated film from France, brings Marjane Satrapi’s spectacular graphic novels to vivid life on the big screen.

 

Saturday, January 26

Class: Fantastic Animals and Fabulous Beasts (Ages 5 and older with an adult): 10 a.m.–noon

<$20/members; $24/nonmembers>

Use your imagination to create your own clayworks creature. Call (313) 833-4249 to register.

 

Drop-in Workshop: 1–5 p.m.

(See January 5 for full description)

 

Detroit Film Theatre presented by JPMorgan Chase: “Persepolis”:7 p.m.

<$5/members, seniors, students; $7.50/general admission>

(See January 25 for full description)

 

Target Family Sunday, January 27

Drop-in Workshop: 1–5 p.m.

(See January 6 for full description)

 

Drawing in the Galleries for Youth and Adults (Ages 6 and older; Children 8 and younger must be with an adult): 1–5 p.m.

(See January 6 for full description)

 

Adventures in Drawing (Ages 8 and younger must be with an adult): 1–5 p.m.

(See January 6 for full description)

 

Storytelling: “Beginnings”: 2 p.m.

(See January 20 for full description)

 

Detroit Film Theatre presented by JPMorgan Chase: “Persepolis”: 4 and 7 p.m.

<$5/members, seniors, students; $7.50/general admission>

(See January 25 for full description)

 

Hours and Admission

Hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for Senior Citizens and $4 for children ages 6-17. 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.

###

 

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.

 

Contact:

Shekini Jennings (313) 494-5242    sjennings@dia.org

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