This Week @ the DIA, Aug 12-17, 2014

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J’Leon Love, Boxer, Detroit, Michigan, 2006, gelatin silver print.
© Bruce Weber


Detroit – Bruce Weber
Through Sunday, September 7, 2014

In June of 2006, preeminent photographer Bruce Weber traveled to Detroit for the first time while on assignment for W, a monthly fashion magazine. While many photographers at that time were recording the vulnerability of Detroit, Weber was completely taken with the vitality of the city and its citizens. He returned to the Motor City again last year, to partner with the Detroit-based company Shinola. This exhibition is a result of those two assignments, presented together with portraits of prominent friends and colleagues who have strong ties to the city. Presented by the Detroit Institute of Arts with the generous support of Condé Nast. Special Exhibition Central Galleries, 2nd level.


Movies at the Metroparks:

Friday at 8:45 p.m.
Celebrating its 60th anniversary, Godzilla is the monster movie that ushered in an entirely new genre of movie entertainment. Willow Metropark in New more

Movies at the Metroparks:

Saturday at 8:45 p.m
The 50th anniversary restoration of A Hard Day’s Night, one of the most popular and influential movie musicals ever made, features The Beatles. Willow Metropark in New Boston. read more



Friday Night Live: An Evening of Words and Music with Ron Carter and Danny Simmons

Friday at 7 & 8:30 p.m.
Legendary bassist Ron Carter and abstract-expressionist artist, poet, author, Daniel Simmons, combine their talents for an evening of music and poetry. Simmons reads from his new book, The Brown Beatnik Tomes, accompanied by Ron Carter on bass. Rivera Court, 2nd level

Sunday Music Bar: Tad Weed
Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

Pianist Tad Weed performs jazz  standards. Kresge Court, 1st level


Happy Birthday Mr. Warhol!

The DIA Shop celebrates the birthday of Andy Warhol during the month of August with some whimsical pop-art inspired books, puzzles and desk accessories. See the selection in-store during regular museum hours or online at


Tuesday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Make a bookmark using heavy card stock, linen thread, and beads. Webber Education Wing, 1st level

Papel Picado
Wednesday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Have fun as you try the Mexican art of cutting designs into paper. Webber Education Wing, 1st level

Thursday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Create your own design and make a simple mosaic.. Webber Education Wing, 1st level

Miniature Paper Hats
Friday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Create your own unique miniature hat using simple art materials. Webber Education Wing, 1st level.

Friday from 6-9 p.m.
In east Indian culture girls tied bans made silk cord beads and foils around the wrist of males during Rakhi, a festival celebrating friendship in August. Create your own Rakhi using a variety of cords and embellishments. 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., Medieval & Renaissance, 2nd level

Youth & Adults
Friday, 6-9 p.m., African, 1st level

Youth and Adults

Sunday, Noon-4 p.m., Great Hall, 2nd level

Senufo Painting
Saturday from Noon-4 p.m.
The Senufo people of West Africa were known for their paintings of animals on fabric. Create a simple version of this art form using cotton muslin and markers.Webber Education Wing, 1st level.

Sunday from Noon-4 p.m.

Shibori is the Japanese word for patterning fabric by shaping the cloth and securing it before dying. Fold, tie, and twist your fabric before adding color to your cloth. Webber Education Wing, 1st level.


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Drop-In Workshop: Bookmarks
11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Guided Tour
1 p.m.


Drop-In Workshop: Papel Picado
11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Guided Tour
1 p.m.


Drop-In Workshop: Mosaics
11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Guided Tour
1 p.m.


Drop-In Workshop: Miniature Paper Hats
11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Guided Tour
1 p.m.

Drop-in Workshop: Rakhi
6-9 p.m. 

Drawing in the Galleries
6-9 p.m. 

Music: Ron Carter
7 & 8:30 p.m.

Film: Godzilla
8:45 p.m.


Drop-In Workshop: Senufo Painting
Noon-4 p.m.

Guided Tour
1 & 3 p.m.

Film: A Hard Day’s Night
8:45 p.m.


Drawing in the Galleries
Noon-4 p.m. 

Drop-In Workshop: Shibori
Noon-4 p.m.

Guided Tour
1 & 3 p.m.

Music: Tad Weed
1-4 p.m.

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