Dec. 11, 2017 (Detroit)—The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) offers activities for a variety of interests during the week between Christmas and New Year’s. The programs are free with museum admission (unless otherwise noted), which is free for residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

Special Holiday Hours

Sunday–Monday, Dec. 24–25: CLOSED

Tuesday–Thursday, Dec. 26–28: 10 a.m.–7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 29: 10–10 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 30: 10 a.m.–7 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 31: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 1: CLOSED

Special Holiday Week Drop-in Art Making: Puppets

Tuesday–Thursday, Dec. 26–28, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 29, Noon–9 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 30, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 31, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Exhibitions

“D-Cyphered: Portraits by Jenny Risher” FREE with museum admission

“Making Home: Contemporary Works from the DIA Collection” Free with museum admission

 “Church: A Painter’s Pilgrimage” “Monet: Framing Life”

(One ticket price for Church and Monet exhibitions)

 

Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 26 and 27

Puppet Performance: The Winter Wonderland Puppet Concert 2 p.m.

Kevin Kammeraad and the Cooperfly Puppet Troupe present a cast of puppet characters in an interactive concert of holiday favorites and a few easy-to-learn originals.

Detroit Film Theatre: British Arrow Awards 3, 5 and 7 p.m.

Forty years ago, the British advertising industry began to award the creativity that has long distinguished television ads in the UK. The British Arrow Awards (formerly the British Television Advertising Awards) feature “adverts” that show how storytelling is possible in films of only a minute or two. The British commercials, many of which withhold their purpose until the end, provide a playful, satisfying kick. (approximately 80 minutes). The Detroit Film Theatre is generously supported by Buddy's Pizza.

Thursday, Dec. 28

Detroit Film Theatre: British Arrow Awards 7 p.m.

(See Dec. 26 and 27 for description)

Friday, Dec. 29

Detroit Film Theatre: Tea Time Theatre: “Napping Princess” 2 p.m.

Three days before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Kokone should be studying for exams but often dozes off, stuck between reality and a dream world full of fantastic motorized contraptions. When her father gets in trouble, Kokone realizes her dreams hold the answers to his dilemma, and she starts on a journey that traverses dreams and reality, city and country, past and present. This original anime adventure weaves together the rapidly evolving technology of today’s world with the fantastic imagination of a new generation, showing how following your dreams can be the best way to face the future. Come early, all-ages tea party starts at 1 p.m. The Detroit Film Theatre is generously supported by Buddy's Pizza.

Detroit Film Theatre: British Arrow Awards 5 and 7 p.m.

(See Dec. 26 and 27 for description)

Saturday, Dec. 30

Detroit Film Theatre: Tea Time Theatre: “April and the Extraordinary World” 2 p.m.

In this sci-fi adventure set in an alternate steampunk universe, a family of scientists is on the brink of a great discovery when a mysterious force abducts them, leaving their young daughter April behind. Ten years later, April and her cat, Darwin, find themselves at the center of a shadowy conspiracy and are soon on the run from secret agents, bicycle-powered dirigibles and cyborg-rat spies. Come early; all-ages tea party starts at 1 p.m. The Detroit Film Theatre is generously supported by Buddy's Pizza.

Detroit Film Theatre: British Arrow Awards 5 and 7 p.m.

(See Dec. 26 and 27 for description)

Sunday, Dec. 31

Detroit Film Theatre: Tea Time Theatre: “Whisper of the Heart” 2 p.m.

Perusing books she has checked out from the library, Shizuku’s curiosity is piqued when she notices a boy’s name that appears above hers on each checkout card. Through a series of magical incidents. she connects with the boy, who has dreams of becoming a famous violinmaker, while she aspires to be a writer. This masterwork is the only full-length feature by Yoshifumi Kondo, protégé of Hayao Miyazaki (“My Neighbor Totoro”) and is regarded as one of the classics of Japanese anime. In English. Come early, all-ages tea party starts at 1 p.m. The Detroit Film Theatre is generously supported by Buddy's Pizza.

Detroit Film Theatre: British Arrow Awards 5 p.m.

(See Dec. 26 and 27 for description)

Museum Hours and Admission

SEE SPECIAL HOLIDAY HOURS. Regular museum hours are 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Tuesdays–Thursdays, 9 a.m.–10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. General admission (excludes ticketed exhibitions) is free for Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county residents and DIA members. For all others, $14 for adults, $9 for seniors ages 62+, $8 for college students, $6 for ages 6–17. For membership information, call 313-833-7971.

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’s mission is to create opportunities for all visitors to find personal meaning in art.



Programs are made possible with support from residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.