This Week @ the DIA, Aug 26-31, 2014

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Aungelique Patton-James, Poet, in Rivera Court, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan, 2006, pigment 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.


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 tie bands made of silk, cord, beads and foil around the wrists of young men 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., American, 2nd level

Youth & Adults
Friday, 6-9 p.m., Modern & Contemporary, 2nd level

Youth and Adults

Sunday, Noon-4 p.m., African American, 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.


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.

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