Exhibitions & EventsArts + Minds Lectures

Teapot, 1723/1724, hard-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels and gilding; Johann Gregor Höroldt, Meissen Porcelain Manufactory. Detroit Institute of Arts.
Teapot, 1723/1724, hard-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels and gilding; Johann Gregor Höroldt, Meissen Porcelain Manufactory. Detroit Institute of Arts.

Arts+Minds: An in-depth lecture series about art

Noted artists, curators and historians bring fresh views and candid conversations on art, culture and history to the DIA.


All lectures take place in the Marvin and Betty Danto Lecture Hall and are free with museum admission unless otherwise noted ($). General museum admission is free for residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. Parking is available in a gated lot on John R behind the museum. Lecture attendees should use the Groups/Events entrance on John R. All lectures are subject to change without notice. Please visit dia.org for the most up-to-date information. For ticketed events, tickets may be purchased at tickets.dia.org or by calling 313.833.4005.

Lecture

Lecture

Coleman Mopper Memorial Lecture: Cultural Heritage or Humanity’s Heritage: What’s the Difference?

Thursday, March 30, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

6:30 PM

Location: Marvin & Betty Danto Lecture Hall
Lecture

Lecture

Marketing Impressionism: Paul Durand-Ruel and the Making of a Movement

Friday, April 21, 2017, 6 p.m.

6:00 PM

Location: Marvin & Betty Danto Lecture Hall
Lecture

Lecture

($) Eighteenth Annual Elizabeth Sites Kuhlman Lecture: Leaf Manipulation/Floral Art

Monday, April 24, 2017

10:30 AM

Location: Marvin & Betty Danto Lecture Hall
Lecture

Lecture

Cultivating Fruit and Equality: The Still-Life Paintings of Robert Duncanson

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 2 p.m.

2:00 PM

Location: Marvin & Betty Danto Lecture Hall
Lecture

Lecture

Senior Thursdays at the DIA

Thursday, May 11, 2017

1:00 PM

Lecture

Lecture

The Jazz Age: Paris and Its Influence on Art Deco Design of the 1920s and ’30s

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 2 p.m.

2:00 PM

Location: Marvin & Betty Danto Lecture Hall
Lecture

Lecture

From the Village to the Academy: Experiments with Uli Art in Eastern Nigeria

Sunday, May 21, 2017

2:00 PM

Location: Marvin & Betty Danto Lecture Hall
Lecture

Lecture

From Traveler to Aesthete: Charles Lang Freer and Indian Art

Sunday, June 4, 2017, 2 p.m.

2:00 PM

Location: Marvin & Betty Danto Lecture Hall
Lecture

Lecture

Senior Thursdays at the DIA

Thursday, June 08, 2017

1:00 PM

Lecture

Lecture

The Mahogany Connection: From Rainforest to Parlor in Early America

Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

6:30 PM

Location: Marvin & Betty Danto Lecture Hall
Lecture

Lecture

Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: Contemporary Art at the DIA

Sunday, June 18, 2017, 4 p.m.

4:00 PM

Location: Marvin & Betty Danto Lecture Hall