Thanksgiving Weekend at the DIA

Thanksgiving Weekend at the DIA




Event Details

Thanksgiving Weekend at the DIA

Detroit Institute of Arts

Friday, 24 November 2017, 09:00


Event Description


Spend your Thanksgiving weekend at the Detroit Institute of Arts! Visitors of all ages will enjoy puppet performances, live music, art-making workshops, films and more. Current exhibitions are "Monet: Framing Life," "Church: A Painter's Pilgrimage," "D-Cyphered: Photographs by Jenny Risher" and the 9th annual "Community Group Show." The DIA's newly re-installed Japanese art gallery is also open.

Tickets are required for "Monet: Framing Life," "Church: A Painter's Pilgrimage" and the films. All other programs are free with museum admission and for residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. View a complete schedule of events below.
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Friday, November 24
Drop-In Workshop: Finger Puppets, noon–9 p.m.

Puppet Performance: "Migration," 2 p.m.
Hobey Ford turns to the natural world of animals to explore the wonders of migration through the story of a Mexican girl named Beatriz and her own migration to the United States. The story of Beatriz’ journey is juxtaposed with the stories of other animals that migrate. The puppets in Migration are Hobey’s original “Foamies,” or carved foam rod puppets. These extremely realistic puppets are performed behind a thin circular theatrical scrim onto which is projected Hobey’s original artwork. The scenes are animated to take the audience along on the journey of these incredible creatures.

Drawing in the Galleries: Arts of Africa: 6–9 p.m.

Friday Night Live: The Lincoln Trio: 7 & 8:30 p.m.
The Grammy-nominated Lincoln Trio performs well-known chamber works with contemporary touches.

Detroit Film Theatre: “The Square”: 7 p.m.
The director of a renowned contemporary art museum is persuaded by his marketing staff that the institution would benefit from a form of bold performance art that could become a phenomenon on social media. He settles on an installation meant to promote “responsible behavior.” When the director’s phone is stolen, events take an alarming new direction, accelerated by the director’s dalliance with a reporter whose behavior redefines “inappropriate.” In English, Swedish and Danish, with English subtitles. Tickets: $9.50 general admission, $7.50 seniors, students, DIA Members.

Detroit Film Theatre: “Chavela”: 9:45 p.m.
“Chavela” looks at the unconventional life of beloved singer Chavela Vargas, whose renditions of Mexican music when she returned to the stage late in life earned her a new level of fame. When she was 14, Chavela ran away to sing in the streets of Mexico City and was a household name by the 1950s. She was sexual pioneer, having many female lovers at a time when being out in Mexico was dangerous. In Spanish with English subtitles. Tickets: $9.50 general admission, $7.50 seniors, students, DIA Members.
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Saturday, November 25
Drop-In Workshop: Creature Marionettes, noon–4 p.m.

Drawing in the Galleries: Modern: Noon–4 p.m.

Puppet Performance: "Migration," 2 p.m.
See November 24 for details.

Detroit Film Theatre: “Chavela”: 1 p.m.
See November 24 for details.

Detroit Film Theatre: “The Square”: 3:30, 7 & 9:45 p.m.
See November 24 for description.
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Sunday, November 26
Drop-In Workshop: Clay Pencil-Topper Puppets, noon–4 p.m.

Drawing in the Galleries: European: Dutch Golden Age: Noon–4 p.m.

Puppet Performance: "Migration," 2 p.m.
See November 24 for details.

Detroit Film Theatre: “The Square”: 2 p.m.
See November 24 for description.

Detroit Film Theatre: “Chavela”: 5 p.m.
See Nov. 24 for description.



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Detroit Institute of Arts

5200 Woodward Ave, 48202 Detroit, United States



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