This Week @ the DIA, January 16-22, 2017; Detroit Institute of Arts

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special event

International Tea and Coffee Festival

Saturday & Sunday from Noon-4 p.m.
In partnership with its auxiliary group, Friends of Asian Art and Cultures, the DIA presents a lively, two-day festival celebrating coffee and tea traditions in Arabic, Japanese, Indian and Chinese cultures. The festival includes demonstrations, tastings, traditional music, dance, board games and art making.
Great Hall and Rivera Court, 2nd level.  read more
 

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King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis

Monday at 2 p.m.
Constructed from a wealth of archival footage, King: A Filmed Record is a monumental documentary that follows Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from 1955 to 1968, in his rise from regional activist to world-renowned leader of the Civil Rights movement. DIA Auditorium, 1st level. read more 

Fire at Sea

Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. / Sunday at 2 p.m.
The first documentary to ever win the Grand Prize at the Berlin Film Festival, Fire at Sea takes place in Lampedusa, a once peaceful Mediterranean island that has become a major entry point for African refugees into Europe. DIA Auditorium, 1st level. read more 

Old Stone

Saturday at 9:30 p.m. / Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
When a drunken passenger causes a Chinese taxi driver to swerve and hit a motorcyclist, the driver stops to help the injured man. But when no police or ambulance arrive, he drives the victim to the hospital himself, which is when his true nightmares really begin. DIA Auditorium, 1st level. read more 

The 54th Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival

Saturday at 3 p.m.
A leading forum for independent filmmakers, each year’s festival presents remarkable and original cinematic experiences. DIA Auditorium, 1st level. read more 

Kings of Pastry

Saturday at 2 p.m.
Sixteen chefs whip up gorgeous, gravity-defying concoctions, leading to edge-of-the seat suspense as they deliver their fantastical, spun-sugar desserts to the display table. The inevitable disasters prove both hilarious and surprisingly poignant. Free admission. Lecture Hall, 1st level. read more 
 

in the galleries 

Bitter|Sweet: Coffee, Tea & Chocolate

Through March 5, 2017
From social revolutions that changed the way we drink our morning blends, to design revolutions that changed the objects that we drink from, step back in time to when gathering over a cup of your favorite hot beverage caused a stir that upended the world. Special Exhibitions Gallery, 2nd level. read more 

The Edible Monument: The Art of Food for Festivals

Through April 16, 2017
Includes about 140 prints, rare books and serving manuals from the Getty Research Institute collection and private collections. The artworks illustrate in lush detail the delectable monuments and sculptures made of food that were an integral part of street festivals as well as court and civic banquets in Europe in the 16th to 19th centuries. Schwartz Galleries, Prints and Drawings, 1st level. read more 

Detroit After Dark:
Photographs from the DIA Collection

Through April 23, 2017
Includes dramatic architectural studies, street scenes, graffiti and otherworldly vignettes as well as some of Detroit’s famous night haunts. Photography Gallery, 1st level. read more 

Thalassa

Through March 19, 2017.
New York street artist Caledonia “Callie” Curry, known as Swoon, has installed a 400 lb. 20-foot tall installation titled Thalassa in the Detroit Institute of Arts’ Woodward Lobby. read more 
 

community event  

Detroit City Chess Club Open Play

Friday from 4-8 p.m.
Rivera Court, 1st level 

Senior Thursday Drop-In Workshop

Thursday at 1 p.m.
Winter Counts. DIA Studio, 1st level. read more 
 

music  

Friday Night Live!: Miniature Masterpieces

Friday at 7 & 8:30 p.m.
This performance of Miniature Masterpieces features the Michigan Philharmonic in Bohuslav Martinu’s Nonet, William Grant Still’s Serenade for flute, harp and string quaret, Judith Shatin’s Spin and Louise Farrenc’s Nonet in E-flat Major. Rivera Court, 2nd level. read more 

Sunday Music Bar: Xiao Dong Wei

Friday at 7 & 9:30 p.m.
Classically trained Chinese musician Xiao Dong Wei performs traditional and contemporary Chinese music. Kresge Court, 1st level. read more 
 
 
 

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Drop-In Workshop: Winter Counts

Saturday & Sunday from Noon-4 p.m.
Webber Education Wing, 1st level. 

Drop-In Workshop: Empty Bowls

Monday from Noon-4 p.m.
Webber Education Wing, 1st level. read more 

Gallery Games

Monday, Saturday & Sunday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Prentis Court, 1st level.

Drawing in the Galleries 
Artist/instructors help participants create drawings to take home. read more  

Sunday, Noon-4 p.m., African, 1st level
 

drop-in workshops

Drop-In Workshop: Winter Counts

Friday from 6-9 p.m.
Webber Education Wing, 1st level.

Drawing in the Galleries 
Artist/instructors help participants create drawings to take home. read more  

Friday, 6-9 p.m., Era of Revolution & British, 3rd level 

Friday, 6-9 p.m., Medieval & Renaissance, 2nd level
 

museum shop  

Auto Show 
With the North American International Auto Show coming to Detroit, the Museum Shop is focused on design objects inspired by the automotive industry, such as the iconic Seatbelt Chair. read more 
 

These programs are supported in part by awards from the Michigan Council for Arts And Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts; the DTE Energy Foundation; and the PNC Foundation. Art making in the DIA Studio is partially supported by the Jerry Earles and George Francoeur Art Making Fund.

These programs are also supported by your millage investment in the DIA.

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monday

MLK Day Gallery Games
11 a.m.-3 p.m.

MLK Day Guided Tours
Noon-4 p.m.

Big Picture Guided Tour
1 p.m.

Drop-In Workshop: Empty Bowls
Noon-4 p.m.

Film: King, A Filmed Record…
2 p.m.

tuesday

Big Picture Guided Tour
1 p.m.

wednesday

Big Picture Guided Tour
1 p.m.

thursday
Big Picture Guided Tour
1 p.m.

Senior Drop-In Workshop
1 p.m.

Friday
Big Picture Guided Tour
1 & 6 p.m.

Chess Club Open Play
4-8 p.m.

Drop-In Workshop: Winter Counts
6-9 p.m.

Drawing in the Galleries
6-9 p.m.

Film: Fire at Sea
7 p.m.

Music: Miniature Masterpieces
7 & 8:30 p.m.

Saturday

Gallery Games
11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Drop-In Workshop: Winter Counts
Noon-4 p.m.

International Coffee and Tea Festival
Noon – 4 p.m.
Big Picture Guided Tour
1 & 3 p.m.
Family Tour
1 & 3 p.m.

Film: Kings of Pastry
2 p.m.

Film: Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour
3 p.m.

Film: Fire at Sea
7 p.m.

Film: Old Stone
9:30 p.m.

macy’s Sunday

Gallery Games
11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Drop-In Workshop: Winter Counts
Noon-4 p.m.

Big Picture Guided Tour
1 & 3 p.m.
International Coffee and Tea Festival
Noon-4 p.m.
Sunday Music Bar: Xiao Dong Wei
1-4 p.m.
Family Tour
1 & 3 p.m.

Film: Fire at Sea
2 p.m.

Film: Old Stone
4:30 p.m.

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Detroit Institute of Arts 
5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48202
www.dia.org
313.833.7900
Admission 
Museum admission is free for all residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.
Museum admission is free to DIA members.
Contact the Membership Helpline at 313.833.7971 or [email protected]
$12.50 adults, $8 seniors, $6 youth (6-17), $7 college students, free for children 5 and under.
Bitter/Sweet: Coffee, Tea and Chocolate
Admission is free to DIA members.
Adults: $14 / $10 for Tri-County Residents
Youth (Ages 6-17): $9 / $5 for Tri-County Residents
Groups (15+): $12 / $8 for Tri-County Residents
Museum Hours
Tuesday-Thursday: 9 a.m – 4 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m – 10 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m – 5 p.m. 
Macy’s Sundays
Thanks to Macy’s, the DIA offers special programs for visitors and families every Sunday. Special exhibitions and select programming may carry an additional charge.
Box Office 313.833.4005
CaféDIA 313.833.7966
Museum Shop 313.833.7944 www.diashop.org  
Detroit Film Theatre
Admission: $9.50 adults, $7.50 seniors, students and DIA members. Selected matinees: $5, free for members. 
DFT info line: 313.833.3237
 
Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202
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