This Week @ the DIA, March 18-23, 2014

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The life and times of Detroit activist Grace Lee Boggs is documented in 
American Revolutionary, screening this weekend in the DFT as 
part of the Freep Film Festival.



Freep Film Festival

Thursday – Sunday 

The new Freep Film Festival will feature Detroit and Michigan-focused docs, screeninga dozen films over its four-day run. The event is being produced by the Detroit Free Press and Detroit Media Partnership, in conjunction with the Detroit Film Theatre and the Fillmore Detroit. Visit the DFT website  for further program information, including film descriptions, show dates and times, and ticket information or visit the festival website




Samurai: Beyond the Sword

Through June 1, 2014

Samurai: Beyond the Sword will be a rare opportunity to experience the world of the Japanese Samurai. Moving beyond the stereotype of the warrior, the exhibition explores the role of the military arts and the importance of Samurai engagement in the cultural, spiritual, and art worlds of their time. In Detroit, the exhibition is generously supported by Toyota, DENSO International America, Inc., E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, and Yazaki North America, Inc. Special Exhibition South, 2nd level. $ read more 



Samurai Shop! 

In the shop you will find a wide variety of  items representing Japanese culture including decorative helmets, jewelry, textiles, dolls, housewares and more. The shop is located on the second floor of the museum, at the exit of the exhibition space (no ticket required to shop.)




Detroit Yoshinkan Aikido     

Saturday at 1 p.m.

Please join the members of the Shugyokan Dojo as they demonstrate the Japanese Martial Art of Yoshinkan Aikido. Great Hall, 2nd level  


Storyteller Performance: Kuniko Yamamoto     

Sunday at 1 & 3 p.m.

Charming folktales are combined with traditional musical instruments, masks, origami and mime to create a storytelling experience that will portray the culture and moral perspective of Japan. Lecture Hallt, 1st level




Friday Night Live!: The Hughes/Smith Quintet   

Friday at 7 & 8:30 p.m.

The Hughes/Smith Quintet is spearheaded by saxophonist James Hughes & trumpeter Jimmy Smith, and features the rhythm section of Phil Kelly, Takashi Iio and Nate Winn. Rivera Court, 2nd level. read more 

Sunday Music Bar: Mick Dobday
Sunday from 1-4 p.m.   

Pianist Mick Dobday. Kresge Court, 1st level



Let Me Show You What I Saw: American Views on City and Country, 1912-1963 
Through June 29, 2014

Works by artists who used time of day, season, weather, lighting and shadows to trigger suggestive moods, tones and atmospheres. Schwartz Galleries of Prints and Drawings,1st level. 

Foto Europa
Through April 27, 2014  

Since 1839 Europe has continued to be a center for progressive ideas and experimentation in photography. Albert and Peggy de Salle Gallery of Photography, 1st level.  



Friday from 6-9 p.m. 

Make your own scroll out of simple materials to take home. 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 and British, 3rd level

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


Youth and Adults

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

Miniature Paper Hats
Saturday from Noon-4 p.m. 

Create a miniature paper hat using a variety of art-making materials. Webber Education Wing, 1st level  

Watercolor Postcards
Sunday from Noon-4 p.m. 

Use watercolor paints to create postcards of your own designs. Webber Education Wing, 1st level 



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Guided Tour
1 p.m.  


Guided Tour
1 p.m.  


Guided Tour
1 p.m. 

Drop-in Workshop: Scrolls
6-9 p.m. 

Freep Film Festival: Madman or Martyr
2 p.m.

Freep Film Festival: Detroit Art City
4 p.m.

Drawing in the Galleries
6-9 p.m. 

Music: The Hughes/Smith Quintet
7 & 8:30 p.m.

Freep Film Festival: Do You Think a Job is the Answer?
7 p.m.

Freep Film Festival: Corman’s World
9:30 p.m.


Drop-In Workshop: Miniature Paper Hats
Noon-4 p.m. 

Freep Film Festival: Short Film Program
12 p.m. 

Especially for Families: Detroit Yoshinkan Aikido
1 p.m.

Guided Tour
1 & 3 p.m.

Freep Film Festival: American Revolutionary
2 p.m.

Freep Film Festival: Project: Ice
5:30 p.m.

Freep Film Festival: Yesterday and Tomorrow in Detroit
9:30 p.m.


Drop-In Workshop: Watercolor Postcards
Noon-4 p.m. 

Drawing in the Galleries
Noon-4 p.m. 

Freep Film Festival: Stealing Home
12 p.m. 

Guided Tour
1 & 3 p.m.  

Music: Mick Dobday
1-4 p.m.  

Storyteller: Kuniko Yamamoto
1 & 3 p.m.  

Freep Film Festival: Lean, Mean and Green
3 p.m.

Freep Film Festival: Plimpton!
6 p.m.


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Your membership and donations are critical to the museum’s success.





Detroit Institute of Arts 
5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48202

Museum admission is free for all residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

$8 adults, $6 seniors, $4 children
Museum admission is free to members.
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
Museum Shop 

Detroit Film Theatre 
Admission: $8.50 adults, $6.50 seniors, students and DIA members.

Saturday Animation Club: $5 general admission   

DFT discount pass cards, valid for five admissions are $30.

Freep Film Festival: $10 per film, $8.25 for DIA members. 

DFT info line: 313.833.3237


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