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Humble and Human: Impressionist Era Treasures from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Detroit Institute of Arts, an Exhibition in Honor of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.

Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Jan. 5
Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit Midtown


If you haven’t had a chance to behold the beauty of the Detroit Institute of Arts’ new Impressionist-era exhibition, there’s still time. The museum announced last week that it will now run through Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. The show, which opened in June, was originally supposed to come down in October. The museum says it made the decision to keep it open due to near-record attendance: more than 100,000 people visited the exhibition in its first 13 weeks, and 200,000 are expected by the new closing date, which will make it the highest-attended exhibition at the DIA in nearly 20 years. The show features 44 works by Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters like Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and more. Many of the works on display had never been shown in Detroit. It honors the late art collector Ralph C. Wilson, Jr., the founder and owner of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills who lived in the Detroit area for much of his life. 313-833-7900

Family Art Studio: One and Many

Sat., Oct. 19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

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This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Families with children ages six and up are invited to look, learn, and create together in this hands-on workshop inspired by the UMMA exhibition Copies and Invention in East Asia. Visit the exhibition—which looks at the practice of copying in art making and includes works from China, Korea, and Japan, spanning ancient to contemporary times—and create an original art work with the potential to become many. Led by local artist and long-time UMMA docent Susan Clinthorne. Parents must accompany children. (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)

Family Art Studio: One and Many

Sat., Oct. 19, 2-4 p.m.

Buy Ticketsfree but registration required


This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Families with children ages six and up are invited to look, learn, and create together in this hands-on workshop inspired by the UMMA exhibition Copies and Invention in East Asia. Visit the exhibition—which looks at the practice of copying in art making and includes works from China, Korea, and Japan, spanning ancient to contemporary times—and create an original art work with the potential to become many. Led by local artist and long-time UMMA docent Susan Clinthorne. Parents must accompany children. (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)

Free tour: Collection Ensemble

Sun., Oct. 20, 2-3 p.m.


The reinstallation of UMMA’s Apse, called “Collection Ensemble” highlights the breadth and variety of the Museum’s collection and juxtaposes works of art from different artists, periods, areas, and media. The installation is organized around a very large photograph of a Baroque church by Candida Höfer. From this centerpiece, the works of art are grouped in scenes or distinctive vignettes comprised of a broad mix of American, European, African, and Asian art from across media. (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)

Flamenco Show with La Chispa And Co. Present: Cádiz

Sun., Oct. 20, 7-9 p.m.

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Flamenco La Chispa and Co. After a long absence Valeria Montes 'la chispa' Will present a night of Flamenco music and Dance. Featuring Two amazing guest artists direct from Spain: Guitarist Juani De La Isla and singer El Cañejo both from Cádiz. They will be present a Tablao Flamenco show making you feel you are in Andalucía, Spain. An intimate performance in a perfect setting, Aretha's Jazz Café. Don't miss the opportunity to see this amazing artists while they are in Motown. One night Only! Because this event is expected to sold out get your thicket in Advance. October 20 3135951540

Open Auditions for "Vino Veritas" by David MacGregor

Sun., Oct. 20, 7-9 p.m. and Mon., Oct. 21, 7-9 p.m.
Clarkston Village Players 4861 White Lake Rd., Clarkston Greater Detroit Area


Clarkston Village Players is holding open auditions for their January 2020 production of “Vino Veritas” by David MacGregor. 2 Female, 2 Male Characters. Synopsis: On Halloween night, two middle-aged couples prepare to attend a friend’s annual costume party. When the foursome shares a bottle of South American ceremonial wine made from the skin of the blue dart tree frog the evening turns eventful. The tribal truth serum creates an unpredictable and hilarious night of unbridled honesty that stretches the bounds of their friendship forever. WARNING: Adult Themes and Language. Some roles will require states of undress onstage. Info: http://www.clarkstonvillageplayers.org/auditions/ 248-462-3074

Aboriginal Totems

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 3


313-494-5800

POSE: Portrait and the Costumed Figure

Saturdays, 12-4 p.m. and Tuesdays-Fridays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 26
Northville Art House 215 W. Cady St., Northville Downtown Northville


The exhibition POSE: Portrait and the Costumed Figure at the Northville Art House will feature portraits and figurative work developed in the studio from a live model. The work includes paintings in oil and pastel, as well as drawings in charcoal. The scheduled participating artists include Susan Perrish, Mary Step, Sara Hadley, Kathleen McNamee, Kathleen Connell, Kathleen Boettcher, Candace Brancik, Jayne Brophy, Janet Kondziela, Nina Ashraf Asmi, Lynn Newman, and Rose Rhodes. This free exhibition opens with a reception October 4 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm and runs through October 26 during regular gallery hours. 248-344-0497

Live T-shirt Screen Printing

Ongoing, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Detroit Shipping Company 474 Peterboro St., Detroit Cass Corridor


Check out Armadillo Printwear at the Detroit Shipping Company, 474 Peterboro St. for a live t-shirt screen printing demonstration. Our staff is available to demonstrate and talk about the screen printing process. 313-460-8333

The Big Picture Guided Tour

Tuesdays-Sundays, 1 p.m., Fridays, 6 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays, 3 p.m.
Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit Midtown


313-833-7900

Drawing in the Galleries

Fridays, 6 p.m., Saturdays, 12 p.m. and Sundays, 12 p.m.
Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit Midtown


313-833-7900

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