DIA Events Calendar 2018

DIA Events Calendar 2018 – Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) calendar featuring special events, exhibits and programs. 2018 DIA events calendar. Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) programs are free with museum admission unless otherwise noted.

Below are the highlights of the DIA Events Calendar 2018 calendar featuring special events, exhibits and programs.

For more DIA Events Calendar information, call 313-833-7900 or visit Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) website www.dia.org.

DIA Events Calendar April 2018

Exhibitions
“Making Home: Contemporary Art from the DIA” through June 6, 2018
“Play Ball: Baseball at the DIA” through Sept. 16, 2018

Ongoing
General Guided Tours: Tuesdays–Thursdays, 1 p.m.; Fridays, 1 & 6 p.m.
Enjoy a guided tour of select galleries for an overview of the collection.
General and Family Guided Tours: Saturdays & Sundays, 1 & 3 p.m.
Enjoy a guided tour of select galleries or a family and kid-friendly tour.

Thursdays at the Museum, 1 p.m.
Special programs, including light refreshments, for adults 55+, featuring tours, talks and art making.

Detroit City Chess Club: Fridays, 4–8 p.m.
The club’s mission is to teach area students the game and life lessons. Members have won state, regional and national competitions. People wanting to learn to play chess should show up between 4 and 6 p.m. There will be no teaching between 6 and 8 p.m., but visitors can play chess.

Drawing in the Galleries (for all ages): Fridays, 6–9 p.m.; Saturdays & Sundays, Noon–4 p.m.

Drop-In Art Making (for all ages): Fridays, 6–9 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, Noon–4 p.m.

Additional drop-in artmaking activities are offered during spring break
Tuesday–Thursday, April 3–5, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.; Friday, April 6, Noon–9 p.m.

Thursday, April 19
Thursdays at the Museum: Art-Making – Making Home 1 p.m.
Every Thursday the DIA offers programs for adults 55+, with free transportation for groups of 25 or more. Visit the exhibition “Making Home: Contemporary Works From the DIA,” then create a mixed media work of art depicting what home means to you. For more information call 313-833-4005
Dr. Coleman Mopper Memorial Lecture: “Guido Reni: The Success and Failure of the Italian Rubens” 6:30 p.m.
The Bolognese painter Guido Reni (1575–1642) was once considered one of the most prominent painters in Europe, but he failed to capitalize on his success during his lifetime. A compulsive gambler, yet obsessive about control of his living arrangements, Reni presents a series of fascinating paradoxes that will be examined in this lecture. The speaker is Elizabeth Cropper, dean, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Friday, April 20
Friday Night Live! Mr. B’s Blues and Boogie Festival 7 and 8:30 p.m.
Mr. B, originator of the annual Blues and Boogie Piano Celebration in Ann Arbor, hosts an evening of Boogie Woogie piano, which includes guest pianists Luca Filastro, Bob Seeley and Jim Dapogny.
Detroit Film Theatre: “In Syria” 7 p.m.
Trapped inside her house in a city under siege, Oum turns her flat into a safe harbor for her children and neighbors, trying to protect them from the war outside. As bombs threaten the building, snipers turn courtyards into deadly zones, and burglars invade to claim their bounties, maintaining a daily routine inside the walls, while avoiding the urge to panic, becomes a matter of life and death. Audience Award for Best Fiction Film, 2017 Berlin Film Festival. In Arabic with English subtitles. Tickets: $9.50 general admission; $7.50 seniors, students and DIA members

Saturday, April 21
Detroit Film Theatre: Ingmar Bergman: The Centennial Retrospective: “The Magician” 2 p.m.
Born a hundred years ago in Uppsala, Sweden, Ingmar Bergman’s passion for observation, storytelling and introspection led him to work in many different art forms, right up until his death in 2007 at age 89. Theatre, television, radio and opera all fascinated Bergman, but it was the nearly 50 feature films that he wrote and directed between 1946 and 2003 that will remain not only Bergman’s personal legacy, but also exist as proof that cinema has the power to touch the human soul. Throughout 2018, the DFT will present a selection of Bergman’s masterworks in restored versions.
“The Magician” is a a tale of deception and stars Max Von Sydow as Dr. Vogler, a mesmerist and peddler of potions whose magic is put to the test by the eminently rational royal medical adviser Dr. Vergérus. The result is a diabolically clever battle of wits filled with atmospheric shadows and—in every sense—smoke and mirrors. Tickets: $9.50 general admission; $7.50 seniors, students and DIA members
Detroit Film Theatre: “In Syria” 7 and 9:30 p.m.
(see April 20 for description)

Sunday, April 22
Detroit Film Theatre: “In Syria” 2 and 4:30 p.m.
(see April 20 for description)

Monday, April 23
Friends of Art and Flower’s 19th Annual Elizabeth Sites Kuhlman Lecture & Luncheon 10:30 a.m.
Per Benjamin, floral designer for the 2016 and 2017 Nobel Prize banquet, and Interflora World Cup winner, is this year’s special guest. Benjamin, who is from Stockholm, will demonstrate new trends in floral design. An optional luncheon follows his presentation. Tickets are $35 for the lecture only and $70 for the lecture and luncheon. For tickets, call 313-833-4005 or go to tickets.dia.org. Presented by the DIA auxiliary group Friends of Art & Flowers.

Friday, April 27
Friday Night Live! Danilo Brito and João Luiz
Mandolin player Danilo Brito is known for his extraordinary musicianship and his performances of choro, the first characteristically Brazilian genre of popular music. João Luiz is a member of the Brasil Guitar Duo, known internationally for their performance of traditional and Brazilian music.

DIA Events Calendar May 2018

Exhibitions

“81st Annual Detroit Public Schools Community District Student Exhibition” through May 14 (Note: formerly DPS Student Exhibition)
“Making Home: Contemporary Art from the DIA” through June 6
“Play Ball! Baseball at the DIA” through Sept. 16
“Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume” May 20–Sept. 30

Ongoing

General Guided Tours: Tuesdays–Thursdays, 1 p.m.; Fridays, 1 & 6 p.m.
Enjoy a guided tour of select galleries for an overview of the collection.
General and Family Guided Tours: Saturdays & Sundays, 1 & 3 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of select galleries or a family and kid-friendly tour.

Thursdays at the Museum, 1 p.m.
Special programs, including light refreshments, for adults 55+, featuring tours, talks and artmaking.

Detroit City Chess Club: Fridays, 4–8 p.m.
The club’s mission is to teach area students the game and life lessons. Members have won state, regional and national competitions. People wanting to learn to play chess should show up between 4 and 6 p.m. There will be no teaching between 6 and 8 p.m., but visitors can play chess.

Drawing in the Galleries (for all ages): Fridays, 6–9 p.m.; Saturdays & Sundays, Noon–4 p.m.

Drop-In Art Making (for all ages): Fridays, 6–9 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, Noon–4 p.m.

Thursday, May 3
Panel Discussion: The Spaces in Between with Tyree Guyton, Jane Hammond and Carlos Diaz 6 p.m.

Friday, May 4
Friday Night Live!: TRANSIT New Music Ensemble: “Quartet for the End of Time” 7 and 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 5
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration Noon and 2 p.m.

Sunday, May 6
Louder Than a Bomb – Cypher 2 p.m.

Thursday, May 10
Thursdays at the Museum: Art Talk with Valerie Mercer, DIA curator of African American Art 1 p.m.

Friday, May 11
Friday Night Live!: Migguel Anggelo 7 & 8:30 p.m.

Friday, May 18
Friday Night Live!: Corn Potato String Band 7 and 8:30 p.m.
The Corn Potato String Band has delighted audiences with their driving fiddle tunes and harmonious singing across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Mexico, and India. They are all multi-instrumentalists dedicated to continuing the music and dance traditions of the Central and Southern U.S.

Thursday, May 24
Thursdays at the Museum: “Casablanca” 1 p.m.

Friday, May 25
Detroit Film Theatre: “Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day” Part One 7 p.m.
Friday Night Live!: New Music Detroit: Annie Gosfield’s The Detroit Industry Murals 7 and 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 26
Artist Demonstration: Printmaking with Jennifer Belair Noon–4 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: Ingmar Bergman: The Centennial Retrospective: “Persona” 2 p.m.
In “Persona,” a stage actor played by Liv Ullmann has inexplicably gone mute. Bibi Andersson plays the garrulous young nurse caring for her in a remote island cottage. While there, the women undergo a spiritual and emotional transference that would prove to be one of cinema’s most influential creations. In Swedish with English subtitles. Tickets: $9.50 general admission; $7.50 seniors, students and DIA members.
Detroit Film Theatre: “Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day” Part Two 7 p.m.

Sunday, May 27
Artist Demonstration: Printmaking with Jennifer Belair Noon–4 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: “Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day” Part Three 2 p.m.

DIA Events Calendar June 2018

Exhibitions
“Making Home: Contemporary Art from the DIA” through June 6
“Play Ball! Baseball at the DIA” through Sept. 16
“Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume” through Sept. 30

Ongoing
General Guided Tours: Tuesdays–Thursdays, 1 p.m.; Fridays, 1 & 6 p.m.
Enjoy a guided tour of select galleries for an overview of the collection.
General and Family Guided Tours: Saturdays & Sundays, 1 & 3 p.m.
Enjoy a guided tour of select galleries or a family and kid-friendly tour.

Thursdays at the Museum, 1 p.m.
Special programs, including light refreshments, for adults 55+, featuring tours, talks and artmaking. The DIA offers free transportation for groups of 25 or more. To book a visit, call 313.833.7981. Support for Thursdays at the Museum is provided by the tri-county millage.

Detroit City Chess Club: Fridays, 4–8 p.m.
The club’s mission is to teach area students the game and life lessons. Members have won state, regional and national competitions. People wanting to learn to play chess should show up between 4 and 6 p.m. There will be no teaching between 6 and 8 p.m., but visitors can play chess.

Drawing in the Galleries (for all ages): Fridays, 6–9 p.m.; Saturdays & Sundays, Noon–4 p.m.

Drop-In Art Making (for all ages): Fridays, 6–9 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, Noon–4 p.m.

Friday, June 1
Friday Night Live!: The Akropolis Reed Quintet featuring Shara Nova 7 and 8:30 p.m.
The Akropolis Reed Quintet was founded in 2009 at the University of Michigan and is the first ever ensemble of its makeup to win a Fischoff Gold Medal (2014), Grand Prize at the Plowman and MTNA national competitions, and six national chamber music prizes in total. They perform compositions in a wide range of styles, including one by Nico Muhly featuring vocalist Shara Nova.

Saturday, June 2
Talk: Casanova: The Seduction of Europe 2 p.m.
Giacomo Casanova (1725–98) epitomizes the sophistication of 18th-century Europe. Although famous as a seducer and adventurer, contemporaries regarded him as a witty conversationalist, expert on many topics and an international man of letters. He lived in or visited many of the principal art centers of Europe, particularly Venice, Paris, London and the capitals of Central and Eastern Europe, and knew many of the century’s great figures, from Voltaire and Rousseau, to Benjamin Franklin and Catherine the Great.

Thursday, June 7
Thursdays at the Museum: Highlights of the Permanent Collection Tour 1 p.m.

Friday, June 8
Friday Night Live!: Tony Visconti and Catherine Ringer 7 and 8:30 p.m.
Tony Visconti is recognized as one of the most important producers in the history of rock. Included in his classic musical moments are T. Rex’s “Get it On (Bang a Gong)”, David Bowie’s “Young Americans,” “Heroes” and “The Man Who Sold the World” and more obscure, but every bit as innovative, his work with Les Rita Mitsouko and Sparks. Visconti discusses some of these classic recordings, followed by a live performance by Catherine Ringer of Les Rita Mitsouko.

Saturday, June 9
Artist Demonstration: Motor City Street Dance Academies artist KEVFU Noon–4 p.m.
Explore lettering and cartooning through hip-hop with cartoonist and graffiti artist KEVFU as he demonstrates the visual language shared between street artists and comics. Presented by Artist Heaven, a Detroit nonprofit designed to uplift, inspire and motivate youth through various forms of art.

Sunday, June 10
Artist Demonstration: Gunnar Hamina Noon–4 p.m.
Artist and designer Gunnar Hamina demonstrates his technique of creating clothes out of repurposed materials. Visitors will learn about the cost-saving benefits and environmental advantages of making their own clothes and get a chance to try out sewing. Presented by Artist Heaven, a Detroit nonprofit designed to uplift, inspire and motivate youth through various forms of art.

Thursday, June 14
Thursdays at the Museum: Art Talk: “Making Home” with curators Taylor Aldridge and Lucy Mensah 1 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: “Gregory Porter: Don’t Forget Your Music” 7 p.m.

Friday, June 15
Special Event: Allied Media Conference Opening Ceremony 6:30 p.m.
Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Allied Media Conference (AMC) began as a resource for independent publishing and do-it-yourself culture. The AMC has since expanded into a large and diverse gathering offering hands-on training in a wide range of media practices. The AMC fosters strategies for how these practices can support and inspire grassroots efforts for social justice, and has become a one-of-a-kind convergence point for visionary and effective media-based organizers from across the U.S.

Sunday, June 17
Concert: Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival: Music Beyond Words 1 and 3 p.m.
Music Beyond Words celebrates the timeless relationship between music and literature that highlights pieces inspired by the written and spoken word.

Friday, June 21
Friday Night Live!: Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival: Music Beyond Words 7 and 8:30 p.m.
See June 17 for description.

Thursday, June 28
Thursdays at the Museum: Movie: “Deli Man” 1 p.m.
Ziggy Gruber, a world-class chef trained in France, longed to create the cuisine he loved most. To do so he recreated the delicatessen of his youth and of his dreams, but in an unexpected place—Texas.

Saturday, June 30
Play: “Daddy’s Boys” 1 and 6

Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) Hours and Admission
Museum hours are 9a–4p Tuesdays–Thursdays, 9a–10p Fridays, and 10a–5p Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $14 for adults, $9 for seniors ages 62+, $8 ages 6–17. General Admission (excludes ticketed attractions) is FREE for residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties and DIA members. 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.

This DIA Events Calendar 2018 page is intended to be used as a guide. Oakland County Moms does not endorse these events. Oakland County Moms is not responsible for changes to event descriptions, event times or details being altered without notice or cancellations.

Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) programs are made possible with support from the City of Detroit.

For more DIA Events Calendar 2018 events and info, please visit www.dia.org.