Mid-April Landscape, Charles Burchfield, 1933,
watercolor, graphite and/or charcoal.
IN THE GALLERIES
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
Seventy-Seventh Annual Detroit Public Schools Student Exhibition
Through June 8, 2014
The annual Detroit Public Schools Student Exhibition features hundreds of works created by Detroit Public Schools students in grades K-12. The 77th Detroit Public Schools Student Exhibition is made possible with support from the Ruth T. T. Cattell Education Endowment Fund. Additional support was provided by the Detroit Public Schools Foundation. Webber Education Wing, 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.
ESPECIALLY FOR FAMILIES
Artist Demonstration: Japanese Boys Day
Sunday from Noon-4 p.m.
In order to celebrate Japanese Boys' Day (or Tango no Sekku as it is known in Japan) artists from the fields of Kendo, Judo and kiting will lead demonstrations throughout the day. Great Hall, 2nd level.
Come to the Party! A Celebration of Flowers
Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
After discovering her passion - flowers - Jane Godshalk launched into studying, exhibiting and teaching floral design. She travels extensively throughout the world, sharing her creative talent and knowledge. In 2014, she will represent the United States as one of six international demonstrators at the World Flower Show in Dublin. Lecture Hall, 1st level. Tickets and reservations required. read more
In Attendance to the Realm: Kano Painters in the 17th-Century Japan Sunday at 2 p.m.
Discover the origins, artistic developments, and artists of the Kano House of Painters, an official painting school in Edo-period Japan, and how they relate to trends in Japan's cultural and political history, with an emphasis on their influence on Charles L. Freer's pioneering collection of Japanese art. Tours and benefit reception at Freer House following the lecture. Lecture Hall, 1st level.
Friday Night Live!: Naomi Yamaguchi
Friday at 7 & 8:30 p.m.
Nine-year-old Naomi Yamaguchi has already made a splash in the world of Classical piano performance. Last year, she performed Mozart Piano Concerto K488 in G Major, with an orchestra conducted by David Daniels. For this performance, Naomi will perform her own composition, along with music by Frederic Chopin, Claude Debussy, Peter Tchaikovsky and others. Rivera Court, 2nd level. read more
The Museum Shop's semi-annual Members' Double Discount Days begin this weekend. Starting Friday, May 2nd and running through Mother's Day, May 11th, the chance to save an additional 10% off your usual discount gives you all the reason you need to do some heavy shopping! If you are not already a member of the DIA, now is a great time to sign up! Promotion applies to purchases made in the Main Shop at Farnsworth, the Samurai Shop on the second floor, and, online at diashop.org
Watercolor Postcards Friday from 6-9 p.m.
Use watercolors to create your own postcard. Webber Education Wing, 1st level.
Drawing in the Galleries
Artist/instructors help participants create drawings to take home. read more