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Friday, October 29, 2004


October 29, 2004 (Detroit)—The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is the place to be for festivities and family fun during the Thanksgiving holiday. The museum has an electrifying line-up of programs including two fabulous performances of the internationally acclaimed Moscow Boys Choir. Visitors can also get a jump-start on their holiday shopping and find unique gifts at the museum shop. The programs are as follows.

Friday, November 26: Family Friday
Drop-in Workshop for All Ages: The Art of the Book 6–8:30 p.m.
Create handmade books that are works of art.

Family Performance: Moscow Boys Choir 6 & 7:30 p.m.
Founded in 1957, the Moscow Boys Choir is the most prestigious all-boys choir in Russia. Under the direction of choirmaster Leonid Baklushin, these performers have enchanted audiences throughout the world.

Storytelling: Soulworks 2 6:30 & 8 p.m.
Steven Holl’s original tales celebrate things and ideas that are often hidden and overlooked, whether it is the discovery of learning to ride a motorcycle, the heroism of the family dog or the sinister subtlety of racism.

Greatest Hits Guided Tours 6 & 7:30 p.m.
Tour some of the DIA’s great masterpieces in Highlights of European & American Art and Art of Four Continents & the Ancient World. Each tour is offered at both times.

Saturday, November 27
Drop-in Workshop for All Ages: Puppets Noon–4 p.m.
Make your own puppet out of a variety of materials.

Performance: Moscow Boys Choir 1 p.m.
Founded in 1957, the Moscow Boys Choir is the most prestigious all-boys choir in Russia. Under the direction of choirmaster Leonid Baklushin, these performers have enchanted audiences throughout the world.

Puppet Performance: Wonderful Whirl of Puppets 3 p.m.
Marilyn Price combines storytelling and puppetry to weave a finely crafted repertoire of stories ranging from traditional folktales to original fables.

Sunday, November 28
Drop-in Workshop for All Ages: Puppets Noon–4 p.m.
Make your own puppet out of a variety of materials.

Puppet Performance: Wonderful Whirl of Puppets 2 p.m.
Marilyn Price combines storytelling and puppetry to weave a finely crafted repertoire of stories ranging from traditional folktales to original fables.

EXHIBITIONS

The Photography of Charles Sheeler: American Modernist Through December 5
This exhibition is the first major retrospective to focus exclusively on the photographic work of Charles Sheeler, one of the master photographers of the 20th century. Featured are more than 100 rare prints from his major series, including legendary views of the Ford Motor Company’s River Rouge complex, commissioned by Edsel Ford in 1927. This exhibition was organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. All photographs were drawn from The Lane Collection. In Detroit, the exhibition is sponsored by Dow Automotive.

This Land Is Your Land: American Landscape Print Through January 30, 2005
The diverse regions of the United States are illustrated in approximately 100 19th- and 20th-century prints in all media. This exhibition features individual prints by such artists as Mary Nimmo Moran, Grant Wood, Childe Hassam, Stow Wengenroth, Richard Diebenkorn and Joan Mitchell.