Whether you haven't seen the popular "Detroit Revealed" exhibit or want to dig a little deeper, it's the perfect weekend to head over to the DIA to catch a decade's-worth of key Detroit photography.
The DIA's Nancy Barr, associate curator of prints, drawings and photographs, will host a "Perspectives on Photography" lecture and panel at the museum Friday evening, with presentations by Michelle Andonian, Carlos Diaz, Scott Hocking and Corine Vermeulen.
And a slew of events are planned for Saturday. That morning, "Literary Detroit" will bring poets Terry Blackhawk and Vievee Francis, journalist Desiree Cooper and playwright and poet Bill Harris into the conversation. In the afternoon, young people respond to the "Detroit Revealed" exhibit and later in the day, Barr returns to host a final panel, "Photography, Detroit and Community Identity."
And here's a bonus, if you're still on the fence: During the month of March a simple Facebook "like" of the DIA's page will get you in the door for free.
The photography exhibit opened last October, and the museum has extended programming to match its themes. Beyond this weekend's "Detroit Revealed: Conversations on Art, Culture and Community" series, the Detroit Film Theater collaborated with a related film series.
"Detroit Revealed: Photographs, 2000-2010" is on view through Sunday, April 29 at the Detroit Institute of Arts at 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit. The whirlwind weekend of "Detroit Revealed: Conversations on Art, Culture and Community" includes "Perspectives on Photography -- Detroit" from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 16 and "Literary Detroit" from 10:30 a.m. to noon, "Teen Detroit" from 1 to 2 p.m. and "Photography, Detroit and Community Identity' from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 17. For more information about hours and programming, see their website.