Events

The Sinfonia (Family Portrait), 1671, Michiel van Musscher, Klinic Slab Light

Behind the Seen: Picturing Music

  • Sat, Jul 7
  • 2:00 PM
  • Royal Oak Public Library

Exploring the presence of music in visual art heightens awareness of the role music plays across cultures and time and provides a lens through which to explore the personal, social and creative aspects of identity.

How to Build a Flying machine - Test Flight

Puppet Performance: How to Build a Flying machine - Test Flight

  • 2 p.m. | Sat, July 7 & Sun, July 8
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - South Lawn

Featuring bunraku-style puppets, MoonBull Studio's newest work-in-progress tells the story of Wilbur and Orville Wright as they dream, experiment, fail and succeed on their path to solving the problem of human flight. 

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

Creatures: Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

  • Sat, Jul 7
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Scientists discover an astonishing prehistoric creature – a “gill-man” – deep in the wilds of the Amazon. The creature resists with deadly force when his captors try to bring him to “civilization,” yet he’s strangely unable to resist his attraction to scientific assistant Julia Adams.  

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Jul 8
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - American, Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau (2nd Floor)

Create a pencil drawing to take home while taking a closer look at the collection. 

Metropolis

Robots: Metropolis

  • Sun, Jul 8
  • 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.

Stabiles

Drop-In Workshop: Stabiles

  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Tue, July 10 & Wed, July 11
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Using scissors and colorful cardstock, make a unique freestanding geometric sculpture.

Things to Come

Adventures and Quests: Things to Come (1936)

  • Tue, Jul 10
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

H.G. Wells adapted his own novel for this lavish screen spectacle about the destruction and rebuilding of human society, leaving viewers to ponder questions about rationality, fear, war, human emotion, and the costs and rewards of scientific progress. For its day, Things to Come set a new standard for visual boldness and conceptual daring; it remains an essential work of cinematic science fiction. 

Destination Moon

Space Travel: Destination Moon

  • Wed, Jul 11
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

With America’s post-war government ignoring space research, it’s up to private industry to beat the Russians to the moon. The stakes are high–the industrialists believe that the first nation on the moon first can control the Earth, by using the lunar surface to launch nukes. Despite the cold war intrigue, this is a scientifically grounded effort to portray what space travel might really look like. 

Don Was

Detroit Film Theatre Special Concert of Colors Event: THE DON WAS DETROIT ALL-STAR REVUE ON FILM

  • Wed, Jul 11
  • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Join Grammy Award-winning producer Don Was and WDET Essential Music host Ann Delisi for an evening of rarely-seen video recordings by director Gemma Corfield, featuring legendary Detroit artists participating in the annual Concert of Colors All-Star Revue. Don and Ann will discuss screen performances dating back to 2008 by Marcus Belgrade, Juan Atkins, Marion Hayden, James Carter, Melvin Davis, Mitch Ryder and many, many more.

Stabiles

Drop-In Workshop: Stabiles

  • Thu, Jul 12
  • 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Using scissors and colorful cardstock, make a unique freestanding geometric sculpture.