Puppet Performance: Can You Spell Harlem?
Puppeteer Schroeder Cherry explores the stories of the Harlem Renaissance with a cast of lively family characters who draw on the art, music, and stories of historical personalities such as writer Zora Neale Hurston, musician Eubie Blake, artist Aaron Douglas, and photographer James Van Der Zee. With meticulously hand-carved rod puppets, Cherry captivates audiences young and old while celebrating the creative forces behind one of America's most influential cultural, social and artistic movements.
Detroit Institute of Awesome! is supported by your tri county millage investment in the DIA. General admission is free for residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.
Special appearance by Detroit Pistons mascot Hooper prior to Sun, Feb 4 performance.
Black History Month programs are made possible by the generous support of Arn and Nancy Tellem.