Events

Metropolis

Robots: Metropolis

  • Sun, Jun 17
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Fritz Lang’s visionary masterpiece, often cited as George Lucas’s favorite film, is the granddaddy of sci-fi movie epics. Much of the drama centers on an up-to-no-good female robot named Maria, whose elegant design became the inspiration for C-3PO a half-century later.

Sun Prints

Drop-In Workshop: Sun Prints

  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Tue, Jun 19 & Wed, Jun 20
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

A sun print, also known as a photogram or cyanotype, is an image made by using a simple photographic process. Make your own image using a variety of everyday objects.

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Adventures and Quests: Journey to the Center of the Earth

  • Tue, Jun 19
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Even in an era when studios regularly turned out big-budget family entertainment, this elegantly crafted Jules Verne adaptation was a standout. A professor (James Mason) leads the members of his expedition down to the center of the planet. Spectacular perils threaten their adventure, by way of action sequences that clearly influenced 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark, which was produced and co-authored by George Lucas.  

DIA Away at the Mall at Partridge Creek

DIA Away: Manoogian Manor

  • Tue, Jun 19
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Manoogian Manor

DIA Away is a fully furnished, vibrantly designed 53' double-expandable trailer. Inside, families and visitors of all ages will discover some of the ways artists think, then have the opportunity to try out creative thinking skills at digital and hands-on stations. Visitors will be surprised and inspired to discover the connections between themselves and the ways artists think and work.

Permission to Wonder: Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) Educator Workshop

Permission to Wonder: Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) Educator Workshop (Session I)

  • Wed, Jun 20
  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Art - Holley Room

Participate in this one-day basic training that will introduce you to the Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS). VTS is a learner-centered, research-based teaching method that has proven to improve critical thinking, language development, and problem-solving skills.

DIA Away

DIA Away: Henry Ford Cancer Institute (Macomb)

  • Wed, Jun 20
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Henry Ford Cancer Institute - Macomb

DIA Away is a fully furnished, vibrantly designed 53' double-expandable trailer. Inside, families and visitors of all ages will discover some of the ways artists think, then have the opportunity to try out creative thinking skills at digital and hands-on stations. Visitors will be surprised and inspired to discover the connections between themselves and the ways artists think and work.

This Island Earth

Space Travel: This Island Earth

  • Wed, Jun 20
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

A brilliant scientist is invited to collaborate on a project to promote world peace, only to discover that the offer is coming from inhabitants of a different world. The planet Metaluna–which is under siege-- wants to move its population to Earth and become its masters. A rousing example of the scientist-as-hero in sci-fi of the fifties.  

Permission to Wonder: Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) Educator Workshop

Permission to Wonder: Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) Educator Workshop (Session II)

  • Thu, Jun 21
  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Art - Holley Room

Participate in this one-day basic training that will introduce you to the Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS). VTS is a learner-centered, research-based teaching method that has proven to improve critical thinking, language development, and problem-solving skills.

Drop-In Workshop: Sistrums

Drop-In Workshop: Sistrums

  • Thu, Jun 21
  • 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - South Lawn

Sistrums are sacred rattles carried by royal women during ceremonies in ancient Egypt. Learn more about this instrument and create a simple version.

Picture Frames with Polaroids

Thursdays at the Museum: Art-Making

  • Thu, Jun 21
  • 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Using a variety of art-making materials, including beads, markers and colorful wire, to decorate a 5-by-7 inch frame made from corrugated cardboard.