Current & Future Exhibitions

"Power," Maya Bullock, 12th Grade, Mumford High School; drawing.
Current Exhibition

84th Annual Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) Student Exhibition84th Annual Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD)...

Friday, April 23, 2021 - Sunday, May 30, 2021

Apr 23, 2021 - May 30, 2021

Use the videos that will be linked on this page when the exhibition opens to explore the creativity and imagination of DPSCD students...
Use the videos that will be linked on this page when the exhibition opens to explore the creativity and imagination of DPSCD students from kindergarten through twelfth grade.
View
Robert Blackburn (American, 1920–2003). Refugees (aka People in a Boat), 1938. Lithograph; 11 1/8 x 15 ¾ in. Edition 4. Collection of NCCU Art Museum, North Carolina Central University, Gift of Christopher Maxey.
Current Exhibition

Robert Blackburn & Modern American PrintmakingRobert Blackburn & Modern American Printmaking

Saturday, March 20, 2021 - Sunday, September 05, 2021

Mar 20, 2021 - Sep 05, 2021

Robert Blackburn & Modern American Printmaking celebrates both the artist and the democratic and diverse creative community he...
Robert Blackburn & Modern American Printmaking celebrates both the artist and the democratic and diverse creative community he developed. Blackburn was an African American artist born to Jamaican immigrants in 1920 and raised in Harlem, New York.
View
Cars | Credit to be determined
Current Exhibition

Detroit Style: Car Design in the Motor City, 1950–2020Detroit Style: Car Design in the Motor City, 1950–2020

Sunday, November 15, 2020 - Sunday, June 27, 2021

Nov 15, 2020 - Jun 27, 2021

Detroit designers have always led the way in car design. The futuristic concept cars, roaring muscle cars, and sleek racers designed in...
Detroit designers have always led the way in car design. The futuristic concept cars, roaring muscle cars, and sleek racers designed in and around the city shape our ideas of what a car can be. Working on paper, in clay, and in metal, their ideas drive American car culture and inform the way we get around every day.
View
"First Annual Detroit Blues Festival, Detroit," 1977, Russ Marshall, American; dye-based ink jet print.
Current Exhibition

Russ Marshall: Detroit Photographs, 1958-2008Russ Marshall: Detroit Photographs, 1958-2008

Sunday, November 15, 2020 - Sunday, June 27, 2021

Nov 15, 2020 - Jun 27, 2021

The Detroit Institute of Arts presents a survey of over 90 photographs by Russ Marshall whose black-and-white imagery was inspired by the...
The Detroit Institute of Arts presents a survey of over 90 photographs by Russ Marshall whose black-and-white imagery was inspired by the Motor City’s streets, architecture, music and factory workers for over 50 years.
View
"River Crossing," 2011, Rashid Johnson, American; mirrored tile, black soap, wax. Detroit Institute of Arts.
Current Exhibition

Experience & ExpressionExperience & Expression

Saturday, January 30, 2021 - Sunday, October 03, 2021

Jan 30, 2021 - Oct 03, 2021

To create the art of our time, artists often draw on their own experiences of the world—from the personal to the political, from the...
To create the art of our time, artists often draw on their own experiences of the world—from the personal to the political, from the aesthetic to the commercial, from the individual to the collective, from the spiritual to the material.
View
Election Day 1844, 1913, Edward Lamson Henry, American; Oil on canvas. Manoogian Collection
Future Exhibition

Off-Site | Visions of American Life: Selections from the Nancy and Sean Cotton Collection of American ArtOff-Site | Visions of American Life: Selections from the Nancy and...

Future Exhibition

Friday, June 11, 2021 - Saturday, September 11, 2021

Jun 11, 2021 - Sep 11, 2021

American artists have always found beauty in the people, landscapes, and distinctive cultures that surround them. The forty paintings...
American artists have always found beauty in the people, landscapes, and distinctive cultures that surround them. The forty paintings included in this exhibit, made between 1850 and 1940, offer unique views of the world and the subjects that inspired their makers.
View
Kwame Brathwaite, Photo shoot at a public school for one of the AJASS-associated modeling groups that emulated the Grandassa Models and began to embrace natural hairstyles. Harlem, ca. 1966; from Kwame Brathwaite: Black Is Beautiful (Aperture, 2019)
Future Exhibition

Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame BrathwaiteBlack Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite

Future Exhibition

Friday, October 08, 2021 - Sunday, January 16, 2022

Oct 08, 2021 - Jan 16, 2022

Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite is the first major exhibition dedicated to Brathwaite, a vital figure of the...
Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite is the first major exhibition dedicated to Brathwaite, a vital figure of the second Harlem Renaissance.
View
"Judith and Her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes," 1523-1525, Artemisia Gentileschi, Italian; oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts.
Future Exhibition

By Her Hand: Artemisia Gentileschi and Women Artists in Italy, 1500–1800 By Her Hand: Artemisia Gentileschi and Women Artists in Italy, 1500...

Future Exhibition

Sunday, February 06, 2022 - Sunday, May 29, 2022

Feb 06, 2022 - May 29, 2022

Women artists played a vibrant and often untold role in Italy around 1600. How did they work and succeed in a male-dominated art world?...
Women artists played a vibrant and often untold role in Italy around 1600. How did they work and succeed in a male-dominated art world? The Detroit Institute of Arts will explore this question and celebrate Italian women artists with a show devoted to their artistic accomplishments.
View
Self-Portrait, Van Gogh, 1887
Future Exhibition

Van Gogh in AmericaVan Gogh in America

Future Exhibition

Sunday, October 02, 2022 - Sunday, January 22, 2023

Oct 02, 2022 - Jan 22, 2023

In celebration of its status as the first public museum in the United States to purchase a painting by Vincent van Gogh—Self-Portrait,...
In celebration of its status as the first public museum in the United States to purchase a painting by Vincent van Gogh—Self-Portrait, 1887, which was acquired in 1922—the Detroit Institute of Arts is organizing the first exhibition dedicated to the introduction and early reception of the iconic artist’s work in America.    
View