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DIA Events Calendar 2014

Posted by Glen LaGrou December 15, 2014 Events, Local Activities

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) features special events and exhibits each month for people of every age and every culture. Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) programs are free with museum admission unless otherwise noted.

Below are the highlights of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) calendar featuring special events, exhibits and programs.

For more information, call (313) 833-7900 or visit Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) website www.dia.org.

DIA EVENTS DETROIT DECEMBER 2014

SPECIAL HOLIDAY HOURS
Open
Saturday–Tuesday, Dec. 27–30, 9 a.m.–7 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Closed
Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 24 and 25
Thursday, Jan. 1

Guided Tours: Tuesdays–Fridays, 1 p.m.; Saturdays–Sundays, 1 & 3 p.m.

Detroit City Chess Club: Fridays, 4–8 p.m.
The club’s mission is to teach area students the game and life lessons. Members have won state, regional and national competitions. People wanting to learn how to play chess should show up between 4 and 6 p.m. There will be no teaching between 6 and 8 p.m., but visitors can play chess.

Drawing in the Galleries (for all ages): Fridays, 6–9 p.m. Sundays, noon–4 p.m.

Drop-In Workshops (for all ages)
Fridays, 6–9 p.m. Envelopes, Boxes and Notecards
Saturdays, Noon–4 p.m , Crayon Rubbings
Saturday, Dec 6., 5–9 p.m. Gingerbread Puppets
Sundays, Noon–4 p.m. Bojagi: Korean women used traditional wrapping cloth, or bojagi, to wrap, store, decorate, or carry gifts and everyday objects. Use cotton fabric and markers to create one of your own.

Special Holiday Week Puppets Drop-In Workshops
Friday, December 26: Felt Hand Puppets: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Saturday, December 27: Rod Bug Puppets: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday, December 28: Butterfly Marionettes: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Monday, December 29: Sock Puppets: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Tuesday, December 30: Stick Puppets: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Wednesday, December 31: Burlap Puppets: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Thursday, December 18
Detroit Film Theatre: Black Cross: 7 p.m.
Black Cross, Poland’s first historical blockbuster, and the most-viewed Polish film of all time, is a tale of political maneuvering and tragic love set in a period of medieval warfare, depicting the Polish campaign against the invading Order of the Teutonic Knights. Despite its popularity, Black Cross has been screened rarely in recent years. Tickets are $8.50 and $6.50 for DIA members, seniors and students.

Friday Night Live, December 19
Music: Pete Siers Gene Krupa Project: 7 & 8:30 p.m.
Drummer Pete Siers has assembled a trio that focuses on the music of jazz great Gene Krupa. The arrangements are unique yet reminiscent of the Gene Krupa Trio from the early 1950s. The group features clarinetist Dave Bennet and pianist Tad Weed.
Detroit Film Theatre: The King and the Mockingbird: 7 & 9 p.m.
French animator Paul Grimault began a collaboration in 1948 with screenwriter Jacques Prévert on an animated adventure based on a story by Hans Christian Andersen. Unhappy with the production schedule, the producer seized control of the original footage and released a truncated version in 1950. Grimault spent decades retrieving the rights and raising funds to complete it. In French with English subtitles. Tickets are $8.50 and $6.50 for DIA members, seniors and students.

Saturday, December 20
Detroit Film Theatre: The King and the Mockingbird: 3, 7 & 9 p.m.
See Friday, Dec. 19 for details.

Sunday, December 21
Sunday Music Bar: Buddy Budson: 1–4 p.m.
Pianist Buddy Budson performs jazz and pop standards in Kresge Court.
Detroit Film Theatre: The King and the Mockingbird: 1, 3 & 5 p.m.
See Friday, Dec. 19 for details.

Friday, December 26
Puppet Performance: Oregon Shadow Theatre presents Puss In Boots: 2 & 4 p.m.
Live voices and Cajun, Zydeco and Caribbean music give spicy flavor to this shadow puppet production, which reaches a rousing conclusion in a Mardi Gras festival replete with colorful and fantastic costumes.
Detroit Film Theatre: Antarctica: A Year on Ice: 3, 7 & 9 p.m.
A decade in the making, Antarctica: A Year on Ice may be one of the most spectacular non-fiction films ever made. It chronicles the experience of spending a year at the bottom of the world from the point of view of everyday people living in one of the harshest and most beautiful environments on the planet. Tickets are $8.50 and $6.50 for DIA members, seniors and students.
Friday Night Live: Music TBD: 7 & 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 27
Puppet Performance: Oregon Shadow Theatre presents Puss In Boots, 2 & 4 p.m.
See Friday, Dec. 26 for details.
Detroit Film Theatre: The King and the Mockingbird: 3 p.m.
See Friday, Dec. 19 for details.
Detroit Film Theatre: Antarctica: A Year on Ice: 7 & 9 p.m.
See Friday, Dec. 26 for details.

Sunday, December 28
Sunday Music Bar: Andrew Buhr: 1–4 p.m.
Pianist Andrew Buhr performs classical standards and original compositions in Kresge Court.
Detroit Film Theatre: Antarctica: A Year on Ice: 1, 3 & 5 p.m.
See Friday, Dec. 26 for details.
Puppet Performance: Oregon Shadow Theatre presents Puss In Boots: 2 p.m.
See Friday, Dec. 26 for details.

DIA EVENTS JANUARY 2015

SPECIAL JANUARY HOURS: CLOSED Thursday, Jan. 1; OPEN Monday, Jan. 19 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

Guided Tours: Tuesdays–Fridays, 1 p.m.; Saturdays–Sundays, 1 & 3 p.m.; special tours of the exhibition Ordinary People by Extraordinary Artists: Works on Paper by Degas, Renoir and Friends are offered Tuesdays–Fridays at noon and Saturdays–Sundays at 2 p.m.

Detroit City Chess Club: Fridays, 4–8 p.m.
The club’s mission is to teach area students the game and life lessons. Members have won state, regional and national competitions. People wanting to learn how to play chess should show up between 4 and 6 p.m. There will be no teaching between 6 and 8 p.m., but visitors can play chess.

Drawing in the Galleries (for all ages): Fridays, 6–9 p.m. Sundays, noon–4 p.m.

Drop-In Workshops (for all ages)
Friday, January 2: Spider Marionettes: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Fridays, January 9, 16, 23 and 30, 6–9 p.m. Molas: Learn about these intricately sewn multi-layered cloth panels created by the Kuna women of Panama and create a simple version of your own.
Saturday, January 3, Noon–4 p.m. Snake Marionettes
Saturdays, January 10, 17, 24 and 31, Noon–4 p.m. Patterns, Symbols and Designs
Sunday, January 4, Noon–4 p.m. Handkerchief Marionettes
Sundays, January 11, 18 and 25, Noon–4 p.m. Rattles
Monday, January 19 (MLK Day), 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Drop-In Workshop: Star Books

Friday Night Live, January 2
Music: Planet D Nonet Sun Ra Tribute: 7 & 8:30 p.m.
Celebrate the new year with Planet D Nonet in a tribute to the late musician Sun Ra. Led by group founders R. J. Spangler and James O’Donnell, the Nonet will perform the music from Sun Ra’s six-decade career.

Sunday, January 4
Sunday Music Bar: Mick Dobday: 1–4 p.m.
Pianist Mick Dobday performs classical and jazz standards in Kresge Court.

Friday Night Live, January 9
Music: Michigan Philharmonic Miniature Masterpieces: 7 & 8:30 p.m.
The wind section of the Michigan Philharmonic performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Divertimento K. 136/125a, Lou Harrison’s Suite for Violin, Piano and Small Orchestra (1951), Nancy Bloomer Deussen’s Peninsula Suite (1994) and Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenberg Concerto No. 4.
Detroit Film Theatre: Force Majeure: 7 p.m.
A hit at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival and Jury Prize winner at the Cannes Film Festival, this film begins as the story of a model Swedish family on a skiing holiday in the French Alps. An unexpected incident changes everything. In Swedish and English with English subtitles. Tickets are $8.50 and $6.50 for DIA members, seniors and students.

Saturday, January 10
Detroit Film Theatre: Force Majeure: 7 p.m.
See Friday, Jan. 9 for details.

Sunday, January 11
Sunday Music Bar: Stefan Kukurugya: 1–4 p.m.
Pianist Stefan Kukurugya performs jazz, pop, R&B and classical standards in Kresge Court.
Detroit Film Theatre: Force Majeure: 2 p.m.
See Friday, Jan. 9 for details.

Wednesday, January 14
Which Side Up: Fair/Not Fair: The Media, the Art Fair and the Prize: 7 p.m.
Art fairs and awards increase as cities use art to encourage cultural and economic development. This talk looks at how the media, the recent cult of the art fair and the art prize have affected artist choices. Does an art fair make a city more visible as an arts destination? How do individual artist’s prizes, fellowships and residencies affect a city? Where does the media factor in? To reserve a free ticket, go to bit.ly/DIALecture.

Friday Night Live, January 16
Music: Ko-Eun Yi: 7 & 8:30 p.m.
Korean classical pianist Ko-Eun Yi has won numerous prizes, most recently the 2011 Wideman International Competition and the Victor & Sono Elmaleh Piano Prize at the October 2013 Concert Artists Guild Competition. She will play music by Maurice Ravel, Frederic Chopin and Elliot Carter.
Detroit Film Theatre: Force Majeure: 9:30 p.m.
See Friday, Jan. 9 for details.

Saturday, January 17
The Art of Karagiozis Shadow Puppets: 2 p.m.
Greek shadow puppeteers present a Karagiozis shadow puppet show, a form of folk puppetry originating in Greece and featuring a title character of the same name. Presented in partnership with the Detroit Hellenic Museum.
Detroit Film Theatre: Force Majeure: 9:30 p.m.
See Friday, Jan. 9 for details.

Sunday, January 18
Sunday Music Bar: Spencer Barefield and Dave Young:1–4 p.m.
Guitarist Spencer Barefield and bassist Dave Young perform acoustic music in Kresge Court.
The Art of Karagiozis Shadow Puppets: 2 p.m.
See Saturday, Jan. 18 for details.
Detroit Film Theatre: Force Majeure: 4:30 p.m.
See Friday, Jan. 9 for details.

Monday, January 19: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Detroit Film Theatre: King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis: 2 p.m.
Constructed from a wealth of archival footage, King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery To Memphis is a monumental documentary that follows Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from 1955 to 1968. Rare footage of King’s speeches, protests and arrests are interspersed with scenes of other high-profile supporters and opponents of the cause. Tickets are $8.50 and $6.50 for DIA members, seniors and students.
Drop-In Workshop: Star Books: 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Thursday, January 22
Detroit Film Theatre: National Gallery: 7 p.m.
For nearly 50 years, Frederick Wiseman has recorded the workings of art institutions large and small, distilling their essence into accessible human terms. Wiseman’s humanity, generosity and artistry have reached another peak with National Gallery, about the world of painting, the creative process and its impact. For this screening only, Frederick Wiseman will introduce the film and discuss it afterwards. Tickets are $8.50 and $6.50 for DIA members, seniors and students.

Friday Night Live, January 23
Music: Giacomo Scinardo 7 & 8:30 p.m.
Classical piano virtuoso Giacomo Scinardo brings his artistry from his home in Catania, Italy in a rare Detroit performance of the music of J. S. Bach, Ferrucio Busoni, Frederic Chopin and Johannes Brahms.
Detroit Film Theatre: National Gallery: 7 p.m.
See Thursday, Jan. 22 for details

Saturday, January 24
Detroit Film Theatre: National Gallery: 2 & 7 p.m.
See Thursday, Jan. 22 for details.

Sunday, January 25
Sunday Music Bar: Cliff Monear: 1–4 p.m.
Pianist Cliff Monear performs jazz and pop standards in Kresge Court.
Detroit Film Theatre: National Gallery: 3 p.m.
See Thursday, Jan. 22 for details.

Friday Night Live, January 30
Music: The Spencer Barfield Quartete: 7 & 8:30 p.m.
Jazz guitarist Spencer Barefield, a mainstay on the Detroit jazz scene, has toured and recorded with a range of jazz legends, including Oliver Lake, Roscoe Mitchell, and Andrew Cyrille. Joining him are David McMurray (saxophones), Dave Young (bass), and Djallo Djakate Keita (drums).
Detroit Film Theatre: 2015 Academy Award® Nominated Short Films: 7 p.m.
Before the Oscars are handed out on Feb. 22, see this year’s nominated shorts in the animated and live-action categories. The program is recommended for ages 17 and up. Since this is the most popular annual DFT program, advance tickets are highly recommended. Tickets are $8.50 and $6.50 for DIA members, seniors and students.

Saturday, January 31
Puppet performance: TBD
Detroit Film Theatre: 2015 Academy Award® Nominated Short Films: 7 p.m.
See Friday, Jan. 30 for details.

THE DIA has provided this calendar of events to Oakland County Moms to publish. These events are not endorsed or presented by Oakland County Moms.

Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) Hours and Admission
Museum hours are 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Tuesdays–Thursdays, 9 a.m.–10 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors ages 62+, $4 for ages 6–17, and free for residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties and DIA members. For membership information, call 313-833-7971.

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), one of the premier art museums in the United States, is home to more than 60,000 works that comprise a multicultural survey of human creativity from ancient times through the 21st century. From the first Van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum (Self-Portrait, 1887), to Diego Rivera’s world-renowned Detroit Industry murals (1932–33), the DIA’s collection is known for its quality, range, and depth. The DIA’s mission is to create opportunities for all visitors to find personal meaning in art.

This page is intended to be used as a guide. Oakland County Moms does not endorse these events. Oakland County Moms is not responsible for changes to event descriptions, event times or details being altered without notice or cancellations.

Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) programs are made possible with support from the City of Detroit.

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