This Week @ the DIA, July 8-13, 2014

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Toy pianist Phyliss Chen performs with Cuddle Magic on the DIA north

lawn as part of the annual Concert of Colors




Friday at 5 p.m.

World, Latin Jazz/Salsa band PanaMO perform original compositions with Latin roots & flavor as well as jazz standards with inventive arrangements. DIA North Lawn.


Cuddle Magic with Phyllis Chen

Friday at 7 p.m.

Cuddle Magic is a 6-piece band that blends traditional and modern instrumentation to create chamber pop. The band’s sound is made up of the blended vocals, guitars and keyboards, layered with bass clarinet, trumpet and percussion Cuddle Magic is  joined by toy piano virtuoso Phyllis Chen. DIA North Lawn.


The Concert of Colors is metro Detroit’s free annual diversity music festival. It is produced by the Arab American National Museum with partners Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Institute of Arts, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, ACCESS, Midtown Detroit Inc. and University of Michigan – Detroit Center. The goal of this five-day festival is uniting metro Detroit’s diverse communities and ethnic groups by presenting musical acts from around the world. Over its 22-year history, the festival has become a beloved highlight of metro Detroit’s summer festival season, and one of the few free-admission music festivals remaining locally. Visit the Concert of Colors websitefor a complete schedule of all programs.



Raion Taiko and the Great Lakes Taiko Drummers

Sunday at 2 p.m.

Great Lakes Taiko brings the excitement and beauty of Japanese Taiko drumming to the DIA. Taiko, which means drum in Japanese, features a wide range of two-sided stick percussion instruments. DIA North Lawn.


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.


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

Create your own portrait with collage. Webber Education Wing, 1st level.

Refrigerator Magnets
Wednesday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Have fun designing and making refrigerator magnets to add to your collection.

Webber Education Wing, 1st level.

Folk Art Toys: Spinners
Thursday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Have fun making a toy from simple materials. Webber Education Wing, 1st level

Islamic Decoupage
Friday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

In Islamic culture, the word decoupage refers to works of art that are finely cut from paper or leather. Make a fun version of your own. Webber Education Wing, 1st level.

Japanese Stab-Bound Books
Friday from 6-9 p.m.
Make a simple book using a traditional bookbinding technique. DIA North Lawn.  

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

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

Youth & Adults
Friday, 6-9 p.m., African American, 2nd level

Youth and Adults

Sunday, Noon-4 p.m., Modern & Contemporary, 2nd level

Art Pins
Saturday from Noon-4 p.m.

Create one-of-a-kind wearable art pins using a variety of jewelry-making materials. Webber Education Wing, 1st level.

Sculptural Boxes
Sunday from Noon-4 p.m.

What’s inside? What’s outside? Create whimsical sculptures using a simple box and a wide range of art-making materials. Webber Education Wing, 1st level.


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Drop-In Workshop: Collage Portraits
11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Guided Tour
1 p.m.


Drop-In Workshop: Refrigerator Magnets
11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Guided Tour
1 p.m.


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

Guided Tour
1 p.m.


Drop-In Workshop: Islamic Decoupage
11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Guided Tour
1 p.m.

Drop-in Workshop: Stab-Bound Books
6-9 p.m. 

Drawing in the Galleries
6-9 p.m. 

Music: PanaMO
5 p.m.

Music: Cuddle Magic
7 p.m.


Drop-In Workshop: Art Pins
Noon-4 p.m.

Guided Tour
1 & 3 p.m.


Drawing in the Galleries
Noon-4 p.m. 

Drop-In Workshop: Sculptural Boxes
Noon-4 p.m.

Guided Tour
1 & 3 p.m.

Music: Spencer Barefield & Dave Young
1 & 3 p.m.

Puppet Performance: Taiko Drum
2 p.m.

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