DIA Events Calendar 2017

DIA Events Calendar 2017 – Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) calendar featuring special events, exhibits and programs. 2017 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 2017 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 August 2017

Exhibitions:
“Art of Rebellion: Black Art of the Civil Rights Movement” on view through October 22.
“D-Cyphered: Portraits by Jenny Risher” on view August 4 through January 28, 2018.

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 enjoy family and kid-friendly tours.

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.; Sundays, Noon–4 p.m.

Drop-In Workshops (for all ages)
Tuesday–Thursday, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. | Friday, Noon–9 p.m. |Saturday & Sunday, Noon–4
Community Garden Design: Tuesday, August 1–Sunday, August 6
Help design an outdoor flower garden that will be planted on the museum’s lawn.
Paper Flower Garden Wall: Tuesday, August 8–Sunday, August 13
Create a flower (or a bouquet) from colorful tissue paper and add it to a growing collaborative flower garden in the DIA’s Learning Center.
Hip-Hop Art: Album Covers: Tuesday, August 15–Sunday, August 20
If you were a musician, what would your album art look like? Using a variety of art-making materials, bring your vision of a recording artist to life.
Bookmarks & Little Libraries: Tuesday–Sunday, August 22–27
Help decorate a “Little Library,” a small, wooden box for local communities to use and enjoy as a lending library. This project is a partnership between the DIA and Detroit Little Libraries.
Picture Frames with Polaroids: Tuesday, August 29–Thursday, August 31
Have a studio assistant take a Polaroid picture of you that is suitable for framing. Use a variety of art-making materials, including beads, markers and colorful wire, to decorate your frame.

Friday, August 18
Detroit Dance City Festival (DDCF): Movers & Shakers Lunch: 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Enjoy an informational lunch featuring artist talks, panel discussions and guest speakers. The event is free and open to the public, but food and beverages must be purchased.
Detroit Dance City Festival: Summer Stage: 1–4 p.m.
The DDCF Summer Stage features performances by dancers, musicians and performance artists.
Detroit Dance City Festival: Choreographers Showcase: 7 & 8:30 p.m.
More than 30 artists from Detroit, to New York, Los Angeles and elsewhere were chosen by ArtLab J to showcase their work. For more information and ticketing, visit detroitdancecityfestival.com.
Detroit Dance City Festival: Hip-Hop Dance Party: 9–11 p.m.
Enjoy dance, hip-hop, funk and art. Crews and dance groups will perform and there will be opportunities for the public to freestyle on the dance floor.

Saturday, August 19
Detroit Dance City Festival: Movers & Shakers Lunch: 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
See Aug. 18 for description.
Detroit Dance City Festival: Summer Stage: 1–4 p.m.
See Aug. 18 for description.
Detroit Dance City Festival: Dance Film Fest: 5:30 p.m.
Selected by ArtLab J, this film fest features works by choreographers and filmmakers interested in working at the intersection of film and movement.
Detroit Dance City Festival: Choreographers Showcase: 7 & 8:30 p.m.
See Aug. 18 for description.

Sunday, August 20
Detroit Dance City Festival: Movers & Shakers Lunch: 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
See Aug. 18 for description.
Detroit Dance City Festival: Summer Stage: 1–4 p.m.
See Aug. 18 for description.
Detroit Dance City Festival Celebration: 6–8 p.m.
A VIP reception and featured performance celebrate the closing of three-days of dance in Detroit. This is a ticketed event. Go to detroitdancecityfestival.com for ticket information.

Saturday, August 26
Detroit Institute of Awesome: Outdoor Puppet Performance: “Riki Tikki Tavi”: 2 p.m.
Rudyard Kipling’s short story brings a mongoose named Riki Tikki Tavi to life as he protects a British family from a venomous cobra in turn-of-the-century India. Bring blankets and chairs to sit on the lawn.

Sunday, August 27
Detroit Institute of Awesome: Puppet Performance: “Riki Tikki Tavi”: 2 p.m.
See Aug. 26 for description.

DIA Events Calendar September 2017

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.; Sundays, Noon–4 p.m.

Drop-In Workshops (for all ages)
Friday, 6–9 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday, Noon–4 p.m.
Travel Journals: Friday, September 1–Sunday, September 3
Record your adventures and travels in an easy to make book.
Parfleche: Friday, September 8–Sunday, September 10
A parfleche is a rawhide carrying case decorated with geometric designs made and used by Plains Indians to hold clothing, valuables, personal items and tools. Make one you can really use with craft papers, markers, beads and leather cords.

Artist Trading Cards: Friday, September 15–Sunday, September 17
Artist trading cards are miniature works of art created on card stock. Make your own card to trade with friends.

Pinwheels: Thursday, September 21: 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Join us in the outdoor courtyard on John R St. for Pinwheels for Peace. Create and plant a pinwheel on the DIA lawn as part of the global movement to raise awareness of Peace Day.

Open Studio: Friday, September 22–Sunday, September 24
Create something uniquely personal with a variety of materials in this open-ended drop-in workshop.
Spinners: Friday, September 29–Saturday, September 30
Have fun making this retro toy from simple materials.

Friday, September 1
Friday Night Live: Jim Campilongo Trio: 7 & 8:30 p.m.
The sound Jim Campilongo gets from a 1959 Telecaster brings to mind the early history of the instrument, with elements of country, bluegrass, blues and rock and roll. Campilongo brings his trio, which includes Josh Dion (drums) and Chris Morrisey (bass), to the DIA from its regular residency at the Living Room in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Saturday, September 2
Detroit Film Theatre: “Moka”: 9:30 p.m.
Diane is obsessed with tracking down the owner of a mocha-colored Mercedes believed to have been involved in a deadly hit-and-run. On the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland, she finds the car as well as the woman who’s putting it up for sale. In French with English subtitles. Tickets: $9.50 for general admission and $7.50 for members, seniors and students.

Sunday, September 3
Detroit Film Theatre: “Moka”: 4:30 p.m.
See Sept. 2 for description.

Thursday, September 7
Thursdays at the Museum: Tour: 1 p.m.
Enjoy a highlights tour of the DIA’s permanent collection.

Friday, September 8
Detroit Film Theatre: “Il Boom”: 7 p.m.
During the 1960s, the entire population of Italy seemed to be getting rich, except for one timid man whose debt forces him to make an unthinkable deal with a wealthy matron. This dark satire has never been released in the U.S. until now. Newly restored, in Italian with English subtitles. Tickets: $9.50 for general admission and $7.50 for members, seniors and students.
Friday Night Live: Michigan Philharmonic: Highland Park: City of Trees: 7 & 8:30 p.m.
Commemorating the Detroit ’67 rebellion, the Michigan Philharmonic performs compositions by the CutTime Players’ Rick Robinson, featuring Highland Park: City of Trees, which evokes that city before and after the summer of 1967, and First Grief, an elegy for the composer’s father.

Saturday, September 9
Detroit Institute of Awesome: DFT Animation Club: “Tyrus”: 2 p.m.
Tyrus Wong, a Chinese immigrant to the United States, fought prejudice and persevered to become one of the most relevant artists in film history. Wong inspired Walt Disney and brought the beauty of “Bambi” to life on the screen. Interviews with film historians, art curators, studio animation experts and the Wong family give a candid look at this artist, who passed away last year at age 106. Tickets: $5 for general admission, free for DIA members.
Detroit Film Theatre: “Il Boom”: 4:30 p.m.
See Sept. 8 for description.
Detroit Film Theatre: “Moka”: 9:30 p.m.
See Sept. 2 for description.

Thursday, September 14
Thursdays at the Museum: Art Talk: Diego Rivera and “Detroit Industry” Murals: 1 p.m.
Learn the complex and intriguing story behind Diego Rivera and the “Detroit Industry” murals, now a National Landmark. The artist considered these murals the most successful of his career.

Friday, September 15
Detroit Film Theatre: “Pop Aye”: 7 p.m.
A successful Bangkok architect’s midlife crisis is interrupted when he’s reunited with an elephant he knew while growing up. The two embark on a surprising road trip to the Thai countryside in this universal tale. In Thai with English subtitles. Tickets: $9.50 for general admission and $7.50 for members, seniors and students.
Friday Night Live: Maria Meirelles: The Prokofiev Piano Sonatas: 7 & 8:30 p.m.
Pianist Maria Meirelles performs the piano sonatas of Russian pianist and composer Sergei Prokofiev.

Saturday, September 16
Detroit Institute of Awesome: Artist Demonstration: The Exquisite Corpse Machine and Other Experimental Mechanisms for Creating Collaborative Artwork: Noon–4 p.m.
Detroit artist Andy Malone discusses and demonstrates his mobile and hands-on wooden machines, board games and drawings.
Detroit Film Theatre: “Pop Aye”: 7 p.m.
See Sept. 15 for description.
Detroit Film Theatre: “Il Boom”: 9:30 p.m.
See Sept. 8 for description.

Sunday, September 17
Detroit Institute of Awesome: Artist Demonstration: The Exquisite Corpse Machine and Other Experimental Mechanisms for Creating Collaborative Artwork: Noon–4 p.m.
See Sept. 16 for description.
Detroit Film Theatre: “Pop Aye”: 2 p.m.
See Sept. 15 for description.
Detroit Film Theatre: “Il Boom”: 4:30 p.m.
See Sept. 8 for description.

Thursday, September 21
Thursdays at the Museum: Art Making: Watercolor Postcards: 1 p.m.
Create postcards of your own design to send to friends and family.

Saturday, September 23
DLectricity Performance: Rashaad Newsome’s Shade Composition: 8 p.m.
The DLectricity festival concludes with Shade Composition, Rashaad Newsome’s performance artwork in the Detroit Film Theatre. Newsome serves as conductor of an ensemble of local self-identifying black female performers, whose voices and gestures are synthesized into improvisational orchestral music collaged with a live video and audio mix.

Sunday, September 24
Detroit Film Theatre: TBA
The Detroit Film Theatre showcases the best of contemporary and classic world cinema. Tickets: $9.50 for general admission and $7.50 for members, seniors and students.

Thursday, September 28
Thursdays at the Museum: Film Matineé: “Seven Chances”: 1 p.m.
In this 1925 silent comedy, bachelor Buster Keaton learns that he is about to inherit a fortune but only if he gets married by 7 p.m. the same day.

Friday, September 29
Friday Night Live: The Sphinx Virtuosi: 7 p.m.
The Sphinx Virtuosi is one of the nation’s most dynamic professional chamber orchestras, comprising 18 of the nation’s top black and Latino classical soloists, all alumni of the internationally renowned Sphinx Competition. This performance features concerto repertoire from the baroque to the modern era.
Lecture: Dialogue Between Light and Shadow–An Introduction to Taiwanese Shadow Puppetry: 7 p.m.
Professor Yi-Feng Chiu explores the history of shadow puppetry in Taiwan.

Detroit Institute of Awesome: Puppet Performance: Yung Shing Le Shadow Puppet Troupe: 8 p.m.
Experience Taiwanese shadow puppetry in five plays presented by this century-old family theater that has handed down traditional practices and stories through five generations. Infusing modern techniques and original stories into their performance, they keep the art form relevant to modern audiences. Recommended for all ages. Made possible through a partnership with the Michigan Taiwanese American Organization.

Saturday, September 30
Detroit Institute of Awesome: Puppet Workshop: Taiwanese Shadow Puppets: Noon–2 p.m.
Members of the Yung Shing Le Shadow Puppet Troupe of Taiwan teach techniques of traditional Taiwanese shadow puppetry and help participants to create simple shadow puppets and learn a few performance basics. Preregistration is required. Details to register to be announced.

Detroit Institute of Awesome: Puppet Performance: Yung Shing Le Shadow Puppet Troupe: 2:15 p.m.
See Sept. 29 for description.

DIA Events Calendar October 2017

Detroit Film Theatre: TBA
The Detroit Film Theatre showcases the best of contemporary and classic world cinema. Tickets: $9.50 for general admission and $7.50 for members, seniors and students.

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.

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.; Sundays, Noon–4 p.m.

Drop-In Workshops (for all ages)
Friday, 6–9 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday, Noon–4 p.m.
Spinners: Sunday, October 1
Have fun making this retro toy from simple materials.
Retablos: Friday, October 6–Sunday, October 8
A retablo is a small painting enshrining an important person, place or thing. Learn about this Latin American folk art tradition while you create one of your own.
Paper Dolls: Friday, October 13–Sunday, October 15
Use one of our patterns or make your own, then design one-of-a-kind clothing for a paper doll.
Sugar Skulls: Friday, October 20–Sunday, October 22 & Friday, October 27–Sunday, October 29
Learn how sugar skulls are used for Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexican and Mexican American communities while you decorate one of your own.

Sunday, October 1
Detroit Institute of Awesome: Shadow Puppet Workshop: Noon
Members of the Yung Shing Le Shadow Puppet Troupe of Taiwan teach techniques of traditional Taiwanese shadow puppetry. Participants will create simple shadow puppets and learn a few performance basics. Tickets are free, but pre-registration is required.

Detroit Institute of Awesome: Puppet Performance: Taiwanese Shadow Puppets: 2:15 p.m.
Experience Taiwanese shadow puppetry featuring live music with performances of three different shadow plays, The Sandbag Trilogy, The Mountain of Flames and The Proud Return performed by Yung Shing Le Shadow Puppet Troupe of Taiwan.

Monday, October 2
Minds on Art: 1 p.m.
Minds on Art, presented in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association of MI, Greater Michigan Chapter, is a free five-week art-based program for people living with memory loss and their caregivers. Registration open for the fall. Call Lisa Gardner at the Alzheimer’s Association at 1.800.272.3900 for information and enrollment.

Thursday, October 5
Thursdays at the Museum: Tour: 1 p.m.
Enjoy a highlights tour of the DIA’s permanent collection. Every Thursday at 1 p.m., the Detroit Institute of Arts offers free programs for adults 55+.

Friday, October 6
Detroit Film Theatre: “Ex Libris: The New York Public Library”: 7 p.m.
Documentarian Frederick Wiseman captures the vast programmatic scope of New York City’s library system. The New York Public Library has a passionate staff and devoted, appreciative bibliophiles and beneficiaries across its 92 branches. Wiseman’s film reveals a place of welcome, cultural exchange, and intellectual creativity that is in no way diminished by the modern digital era. Tickets: $9.50 general admission; $7.50 seniors, students, DIA Members

 

Saturday, October 7
Detroit Institute of Awesome: Puppet Performance: “Geppeto—Extraordinary Extremities”: 2 p.m.
After the loss of his wife and partner, Geppetto, a puppet-maker and puppeteer, attempts to remount some of the couple’s most famous productions. Recommended for ages 6 and older.

Detroit Film Theatre: “Ex Libris: The New York Public Library”: 2 p.m.
See October 6 for description.

Detroit Film Theatre: “Documentary All-Stars!”: 7 p.m.
Detroit native Thom Powers, host of the Pure Nonfiction podcast and documentary programmer of the Toronto International Film Festival, brings a lineup of documentary filmmakers to the stage of the DFT for a one-night-only, live event, never to be repeated. Filmmakers Barbara Kopple, Steve James, Nelson George and others will share clips, behind the scenes stories of their favorite documentaries and discuss the challenges and joys of nonfiction cinema with the audience. Co-presented by the Freep Film Festival. Tickets: $9.50 general admission, $7.50 seniors, students, DIA Members.

Sunday, October 8
Detroit ’67 Wiki-Edit-A-Thon: 12:30 p.m.
In an effort to add diverse perspectives and counter-narratives through this encyclopedic tool, participants are asked to provide additional information on the 1967 Detroit rebellion Wikipedia Page, as well as create new pages connected to the historical event. Those with little-to-no experience will have the opportunity to learn how to edit and properly cite sources on Wikipedia. Participants will choose which pages to edit according to their interest and area of expertise.

Detroit Institute of Awesome: Puppet Performance: “Geppeto—Extraordinary Extremities”: 2 p.m.
See October 7 for description.

Detroit Film Theatre: “Ex Libris: The New York Public Library”: 2 p.m.
See Oct. 6 for description.

Thursday, October 12
Thursdays at the Museum: Art Talk: “Through Her Eyes II: Women Photographers”: 1 p.m.
This talk will introduce you to the impact of art photography by some of the leading women artists in the 19th and 20th centuries. Every Thursday at 1 p.m. the Detroit Institute of Arts offers free programs for adults 55+.

Friday, October 13
Step Afrika!’s The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence: 7 p.m.
Get an intimate look at Jacob Lawrence’s iconic painting series that tell the story of African-American migrants moving from the rural south to the urban north in the first half of the 20th century with Step Afrika!. The performers use the images, color palette and motifs of one or more of the series’ paintings to tell the migration story through body percussion and dance. Tickets are $20 for children younger than 17, $25 for students, seniors and DIA Members and $35 for general admission.

Saturday, October 14
Detroit Institute of Awesome: Cultural Performance: Aztek Traditions: 1 –3 p.m.
Designer Kia Itchel Arriaga will guide visitors in building an Tlalmanalli, an ofrenda using Aztek motifs. Traditional music, dance and poetry will be presented and participants are encouraged to share their own poems, songs and stories to honor lost loved ones. For families with children of all ages.

Arts + Minds: Betsy Campbell Lecture: “English Roses in the Garden”: 2 p.m.
An authority on all matters relating to roses, Michael Marriott shares his knowledge of and enthusiasm for English roses in a talk illustrated with photos of the lush gardens he has designed. He expounds on his organic principles for growing roses and provides an insider’s view into London’s renowned Chelsea Flower Show.

Sunday, October 15
Detroit Institute of Awesome: Dance Performance: Ballet Folklórico de Detroit: 1 & 3 p.m.
Celebrate the Day of the Dead and the opening of the community exhibition “Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos” with Ballet Folklórico de Detroit. This group of dancers will showcase several traditional dances and costumes from various regions of Mexico. For families with children of all ages.

Author Talk: “The Orpheus Clock”: 1:30 p.m.
In partnership with Jewish Community Center and the Holocaust Memorial Center, the DIA hosts a talk by Simon Goodman, author of “The Orpheus Clock: The Search for My Family’s Art Treasures Stolen by the Nazis.” Goodman discusses his book, followed by a talk by DIA Director Salvador Salort-Pons on museums and looted artwork. Admission is free, but advance registration is required.

Thursday, October 19
Thursdays at the Museum: Art Making: Sugar Skulls: 1 p.m.
Learn how sugar skulls are used for Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexican and Mexican American communities while your decorate one of your own.

Friday, October 20
Lecture: “The Travels of Frederic Church: From The Heart of the Andes to the Mount of Olives and Beyond,”: 6 p.m.
Frank Kelly, deputy director and chief curator of the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. helps us celebrate the opening weekend of “Church: A Painter’s Pilgrimage.” Dr. Kelly suggests that Church’s desire to see places he had read about shaped his travels, as his travels shaped his art. This event is for members only. To learn more about memberships at the DIA, visit www.dia.org/support/membership.

Friday Night Live: Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica Quintet: 7 & 8:30 p.m.
Percussionist Brian O’Neill leads a team of five musicians, who collaborate on instruments foreign and domestic to form modern compositions. From the high arts of jazz and chamber music to adaptations of mid-century exotica and pop art, Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica performs O’Neill’s original compositions and adaptions of Bach, Gershwin, Shostakovich and John Adams.

Saturday, October 21
Detroit Industry Murals: Labor Tours: 11 a.m.
In partnership with the Michigan Labor History Society, the DIA will host guided tours of Diego Rivera’s “Detroit Industry” murals, focusing on city’s labor history. Tours will meet in Rivera Court.

Lecture: “Framing our Monet”: 2 p.m.
The DIA’s sole painting by Claude Monet—known for nearly 100 years as “Gladioli”—is a favorite among our visitors. But where, why, and how did Monet execute our masterpiece? And what happened to it when it left the artist’s hands? Join “Monet: Framing Life” exhibition curator Jill Shaw to explore new research findings that have led the museum to retitle our painting and better understand its creation as an experiment in the development of Impressionism. This event is for members only. To learn more about memberships at the DIA, visit www.dia.org/support/membership.

Sunday, October 22
Detroit Industry Murals: Labor Tours: 11 a.m.
See Oct. 21 for description.

Wednesday, October 25
Arts + Minds: “Putting it Together: Organizing the Exhibition, Church: An Artist’s Pilgrimage: 6:30 p.m.
Where do museum exhibitions come from? The idea for the DIA’s “Church: An Artist’s Pilgrimage” began with curator of American art, Kenneth Myers, who wanted to know more about the paintings that came out of Frederic Church’s 1867–69 trip to the Middle East, Italy, and Greece.

Thursday, October 26
Thursdays at the Museum: Film Matinee: “The Freshman”: 1 p.m.
Harold Lloyd’s biggest box-office hit was this silent comedy dazzler, featuring the befuddled everyman at his eager best as a new college student. Though he dreams of being a big man on campus, the freshman’s plans go hilariously awry—but he gets a climactic chance to prove his mettle in one of the most famous sports sequences ever filmed. Restored, with a new orchestral score by Carl Davis. Every Thursday at 1 p.m. the Detroit Institute of Arts offers free programs for adults 55+.

Friday, October 27
Friday Night Live: Gaida: 7 & 8:30 p.m.
Detroit-born singer Gaida will perform the traditional music of her Syrian heritage, with hints of bossa-nova, belly dance and swing.

Detroit Film Theatre: “The Old Dark House”: 7 p.m.
Five travelers take refuge in a gloomy mansion, where they find themselves menaced by a monstrous, aristocrat family. Based on J.B. Priestley’s novel Benighted. Tickets: $9.50 general admission, $7.50 seniors, students, DIA Members.

Detroit Film Theatre: “Night of the Living Dead”: 9:30 p.m.
The late director George Romero rewrote the history of American horror films with Night of the Living Dead, which follows a group that barricades themselves in an old farmhouse to avoid flesh-eating zombies. An unrelenting, darkly funny, tale of a frenzied population devouring itself as it redefines the meaning of “civilization.” Tickets: $9.50 general admission, $7.50 seniors, students, DIA Members.

Saturday, October 28
Detroit Institute of Awesome: Art Demo: Hair Sculpting: Noon–4 p.m.
Kristina Beaty, uses sculpting and the manipulation of hair to create everything from elegant bridal coiffures to extravagant avant-garde and fantasy hair sculptures. She explains the meanings and inspirations for hair design. Some audience members may even get the chance to model one of her gravity-defying works.

Detroit Film Theatre: “The Old Dark House”: 4 p.m.
See Oct. 27 for description.

Detroit Film Theatre: “Night of the Living Dead”: 7 p.m.
See Oct. 27 for description.

Detroit Film Theatre: “The Crazies”: 9:30 p.m.
When a biochemical spill takes place in a small Pennsylvania town, infected citizens turn homicidal. Though the military tries to contain the damage, it quickly becomes impossible to tell the difference between the “biologically crazy” and those panicked opportunists who seize the situation to declare open season on troublesome friends and family. Tickets: $9.50 general admission, $7.50 seniors, students, DIA Members.

Sunday, October 29
Detroit Institute of Awesome: Art Demo: Hair Sculpting: Noon–4 p.m.
See Oct. 28 for description.

Detroit Film Theatre: “The Old Dark House”: 2 p.m.
See Oct. 27 for description.

Detroit Film Theatre: “Night of the Living Dead”: 4:30 p.m.
See Oct. 27 for description.

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 $12.50 for adults, $8 for seniors ages 62+, $6 ages 6–17, and 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 2017 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 2017 events and info, please visit www.dia.org.