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Detroit Institute Of Awesome
Detroit Institute Of Awesome

Relax and recharge with your whole family

This summer, every Saturday and Sunday, the DIA transforms into the Detroit Institute of Awesome, with a weekend full of activities especially created for kids and their grown-ups. Make an art project, take a guided family tour of the collection, and visit our art carts for hands-on games for children of all ages. We’ll also have a special family program every afternoon – enjoy animated films, puppet shows or artist demonstrations.

Detroit Institute of Awesome

Detroit Institute of Awesome

Songwriting with Audra Kubat

Great Hall

October 9, 2016

1 p.m. & 3 p.m.

Detroit Institute of Awesome

Detroit Institute of Awesome

Songs and Poems of Songwriting Workshops & InsideOut Literary Arts Project–Hosted by Audra Kubat

Rivera Court

October 9, 2016

2 p.m.

Detroit Institute of Awesome

Detroit Institute of Awesome

Ofrenda Altars: A Celebration of Dia de los Muertos

Special Exhibitions: Central

Friday, October 21, 2016 – Sunday, November 06, 2016

Detroit Institute of Awesome

Detroit Institute of Awesome

Puppet Performance: Marionetas de la Esquina's La Chorcha de las Calacas

Lecture Hall

Saturday, October 22, 2016 – Sunday, October 23, 2016

Detroit Institute of Awesome

Detroit Institute of Awesome

Cultural Performance: Ballet Folklórico de Detroit

Rivera Court

November 5, 2016

Detroit Institute of Awesome

Detroit Institute of Awesome

Cultural Demonstration: Ofrenda Artist Talk

Lecture Hall

November 6, 2016

Detroit Institute of Awesome

Detroit Institute of Awesome

Photograms

  • Saturday, August 06, 2016 - 12:00 PM–4:00 PM
  • Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 12:00 PM–4:00 PM
  • Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 12:00 PM–4:00 PM
  • Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 12:00 PM–4:00 PM
Detroit Institute of Awesome

Detroit Institute of Awesome

Altered Books

  • Sunday, August 07, 2016 - 12:00 PM–4:00 PM
  • Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 12:00 PM–4:00 PM
  • Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 12:00 PM–4:00 PM
  • Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 12:00 PM–4:00 PM
Detroit Institute of Awesome

Detroit Institute of Awesome

Drawing in the Galleries for Youth and Adult

  • Sunday, August 07, 2016 - 12:00 PM–4:00 PM
  • Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 12:00 PM–4:00 PM
  • Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 12:00 PM–4:00 PM
  • Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 12:00 PM–4:00 PM
Detroit Institute of Awesome

Detroit Institute of Awesome

Artist Demonstration: Selfies & the Meaning of Self-Portraiture

  • Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 12 p.m. - 4p.m.
  • Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 12 p.m. - 4p.m.
Detroit Institute of Awesome

Detroit Institute of Awesome

Cultural Demonstration: Aztec Traditions

  • Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 2 p.m.
Detroit Institute of Awesome

Detroit Institute of Awesome

Cultural Demonstration: Stories and Dances of the Ho-Chunk Nation

  • Friday, November 25, 2016 - 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 2 p.m.