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Shakespeare's First Folio
Shakespeare's First Folio 02/11/16
Led by Professor Gina DeBlase (Wayne State University, College of Education), the workshop is designed to prepare educators to guide students through learning activities related to the First Folio exhibition.
 
Academy Award Nominated Short Films
Academy Award Nominated Short Films 02/11/16 To 02/14/16
The DFTs most popular annual program provides both the pleasure of discovery and renewed wonder at the ways in which the cinema can explore the world through fresh eyes and unbridled imaginations. As in previous years, the 2015 Oscar Shorts program will present the five nominees in both the live-action and animated short film categories in one spectacular presentation, with an intermission between the two categories. Make your picks and see the winners announced when the Oscars are awarded on February 28th. If past years are any measure of demand, advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended! (Approx. three hours)
 
Homeschool Family Day
Homeschool Family Day 02/16/16
Homeschool familieshere is an opportunity for your students to tour the galleries with teaching volunteers and learn more about the DIAs collection.
 
FJC's Cirque 2016: BLACK & WHITE MASQUERADE GALA
FJC's Cirque 2016: BLACK & WHITE MASQUERADE GALA 02/20/16
Founders Junior Council (FJC), a young professionals auxiliary of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), is hosting Cirque on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at 8 p.m. in the DIAs Great Hall and Rivera Court. An annual masked event, this years black-and-white theme takes its inspiration from Truman Capotes infamous Black and White Ball, which was hosted at New Yorks iconic Plaza Hotel in 1966. Tickets are $125 in advance, and include valet parking and several entertaining surprises are planned throughout the evening. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the John R. entry door on the day of the event for $150, where masks inspired by those worn at Capotes ball are also available for purchase. Masked Formal Black & White Attire.
 
ISAMU NOGUCHI: Dance, and the Sculpture of Space
ISAMU NOGUCHI: Dance, and the Sculpture of Space 03/02/16
Bruce Altshuler, Director of the Program in Museum Studies at New York University and former Director of the Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, will show us some of the ways in which Noguchi expanded the conception of sculpture to encompass the spaces of everyday life and performance. Works to be discussed will include the stage sets Noguchi created for the choreographer and dancer Martha Graham, and his designs for gardens, playgrounds and plazas, including Hart Plaza in Detroit.
 
Educators Event: VTS Workshop
Educators Event: VTS Workshop 03/03/16
Learn more about Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) through an introductory; training session. For teachers who previously have taken a VTS training workshop, sign up for get coaching and feedback from DIA staff to further refine your VTS facilitation techniques.
 
Dance: American Art, 1830-1960 Member's Preview
Dance: American Art, 1830-1960 Member's Preview 03/18/16 To 03/19/16
The Detroit Institute of Arts presents the multimedia exhibition "Dance: American Art, 1830-1960". The exhibition is organized by the DIA and presents more than 90 paintings, sculptures, photographs and costumes brought together for the first time to celebrate and explain the importance of dance in American culture.
 
Up Close: Manet on Paper
Up Close: Manet on Paper 03/19/16
Pivotal to the history of modern art, douard Manet looked to the art historical pastparticularly 17th-century Spanish paintingto forge the path for the artistic future. Join Jill Shaw, Associate Curator of European Art (18501950), in the PDP Study Room to examine a selection of the DIAs collection of more than 80 works on paper by Manet and explore aspects of the artists innovations as a draftsman and printmaker. The symposium is open to EPC members exclusively.
 
Art & Authors Special Event: Lisa See Author Talk at the DIA
Art & Authors Special Event: Lisa See Author Talk at the DIA 04/12/16
Through partnership with Metro Net Library Consortium, the DIAs Art & Authors program welcomes author of Shanghai Girls, Lisa See, to the DIA to speak about the book and her experiences as a writer. This special event is offered in conjunction with Metro Nets Everyones Reading program.
 
Art & Authors:  Book Discussions at the DIA
Art & Authors: Book Discussions at the DIA 04/15/16 To 04/16/16
Combine a good read with great art as part of the DIA's program, Art+Authors: Book Discussions at the DIA. Explore literary works (both fiction and nonfiction) that illuminate art on view at the DIA with a group discussion and gallery visit. For this meeting the group will discuss Lisa See's Shanghai Girls.
 
FAF's 17th Annual Elizabeth Sites Kuhlman Lecture
FAF's 17th Annual Elizabeth Sites Kuhlman Lecture 04/28/16
Tickets go on sale Monday, February 8, 2016 to FAF Members ONLY; General Public Monday, February 15, 2016 Joseph Massie, Liverpool, England. A collaboration of Fashion, Art and Flowers.
 
FAF's 17th Annual Elizabeth Sites Kuhlman Luncheon & Lecture
FAF's 17th Annual Elizabeth Sites Kuhlman Luncheon & Lecture 04/28/16
Tickets go on sale Monday, February 8, 2016 to FAF Members ONLY; General Public, February 15, 2016 Joseph Massie, Liverpool, England. A collaboration of Fashion, Art and Flowers.
 
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