Monday, October 16, 2017

Animated Events: DIA 'Monet: Framing Life'

Gladioli, c.1876, Detroit Institute of Arts
For those of you that are of a mind, the Detroit Institute of Arts will be hosting an exhibit on Impressionist artist Claude Monet (with works supplemented by Pierre Auguste Renoir).

This exhibit will be hosted from October 22, 2017 until March 4, 2018.

More information can be found on the DIA's website including tickets and exhibition events at the following link.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Animated Events: Henry Ford Museum 'The Science Behind Pixar'

Hi Folks,

Just in case you needed something animation-related to do this October, the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation is there for you!

From October 14, 2017 until March 18, 2018, the Museum will be hosting "The Science Behind Pixar"!

From the Henry Ford Museum website:

"Enjoy a unique look into the Pixar process, and explore the science and technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their characters with The Science Behind Pixar. This interactive exhibition showcases the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar’s award-winning films to the big screen. With more than 40 interactive elements, the exhibition’s eight sections each focus on a step in the filmmaking process to give you an unparalleled view of the production pipeline and concepts used at Pixar every day."

More information is available on the following page on the Henry Ford Museum website along with resources and ticket prices. Additionally, you can visit the Science Behind Pixar website for more information about this travelling exhibit.

Friendly reminder folks: if we don't support all these cool animation related events in Michigan, we won't see many coming to our lovely Great Lakes state. :)

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Animated Events: DFT Animation Club: 'Loving Vincent'


This Fall, Loving Vincent comes to the Detroit Institute of Arts in Detroit and the Urban Institute of Arts in Grand Rapids.



From the film's website:

"On 27th July 1890 a gaunt figure stumbled down a drowsy high street at twilight in the small French country town of Auvers.

The man was carrying nothing; his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound leaking blood from his belly.

This was Vincent van Gogh, then a little known artist; now the most famous artist in the world.

His tragic death has long been known, what has remained a mystery is how and why he came to be shot.

Loving Vincent tells that story."

You can read more about Loving Vincent at the official website: http://us.lovingvincent.com/.

The film will be shown on Saturday, October 14th at the Detroit Institute of Arts' Detroit Film Theater. Additionally, it will be shown at the Urban Institute of Art in Grand Rapids on the weekend of November 17th.