This Week @ the DIA, Aug 19-24, 2014

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Harpist Brandee Younger will perform a tribute to Detroit jazz legend
Dorothy Ashby this week at Friday Night Live!



Friday Night Live: Tribute to Dorothy Ashby
with the Brandee Younger Quintet

Friday at 7 & 8:30 p.m.

Harpist Brandee Younger honors the spirit of Dorothy Ashby, a Detroit harpist who proved the harp could be used in bebop jazz as effectively as the saxophone. Joining Brandee Younger for this tribute are Anne Drummond on flute, Chelsea Barantz on tenor sax, Rashaan Carter on bass and E.J. Strickland on drums. Rivera Court, 2nd level

Sunday Music Bar: Iridescent Flutes
Sunday from 1 & 3 p.m.

The Iridescent Flutes ensemble plays thought provoking classical flute music with the goal of inspiring others. Rivera Court, 2nd level



Puppet Performance: Dick Myers’ Cinderella

Sunday at 2 p.m.

In 2014 this production will return to the DIA, painstakingly revived using the original puppets Myers crafted decades ago. With performance by Seth Shaffer and direction by Bart Roccoberton from the University of Connecticut Puppet Arts Program, come see a puppet Cinderella like you have never seen before! Lecture Hall, 1st level


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.


Spotlight on Local: Rebel Nell

Rebel Nell is a local organization that employs, educates and empowers disadvantaged women through their jewelry making enterprise. They find graffiti that has already fallen off the walls in Detroit neighborhoods and, through a process, create beautiful jewelry set in sterling silver. Each piece is unique and there are earrings, pendants and rings for women and cufflinks for men. Thejewelry can be purchased in the museum shop during regular hours, or


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., Islamic, 1st levelYouth & Adults
Friday, 6-9 p.m., American, 2nd level

Youth and Adults

Sunday, Noon-4 p.m., Native American, 1st 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: Brandee Younger Quintet
7 & 8:30 p.m.


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

Guided Tour
1 & 3 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: Iridescent Flutes
1 & 3 p.m.

Puppet Performance: Cinderella
2 p.m.

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Detroit Institute of Arts 
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Detroit, Michigan 48202

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Contact the Membership Helpline at 313.833.7971 or [email protected]

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.

Ford Sundays
Thanks to the Ford Motor Company Fund, the DIA offers special programs for visitors every Sunday. Special exhibitions and select programming may carry an additional charge

Box Office 313.833.4005
CaféDIA 313.833.7966
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