Events

Children being taught about art in the Islamic galleries

GooseChase | Self-guided Scavenger Hunt

  • Available on the Goosechase App , 2021

Tour the museum and discover new works with our app-based scavenger hunts.

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)

Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite

  • Oct 8, 2021 – Jan 16, 2022
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - de Salle Gallery

In this exhibition are over forty large-scale color and black-and-white photographs by Kwame Brathwaite.

A black and white image of a group of African American people at a barbershop while one man works on the hair of another.

No Lye: An American Beauty Story

  • Oct 18, 2021 – Jan 16, 2022

No Lye: An American Beauty Story details the impact of popular culture on ethnic beauty standards in America.

Cars | Credit to be determined

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

  • Sun, Nov 15, 2020 - Sun, Jan 9, 2022
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

A selection of paintings and sculptures will highlight the conversation between the American art world and the car culture from the 1950s to the present day.  

Justine Allenette Ross

TATM Studio Visit

  • Thu, Dec 2 , 2021
  • 1:00 PM

Thursdays at the Museum is now a LIVE online event every Thursday at 1 p.m. 

13th Annual Community Group tiles project detail, Ulyses Spencer 2021

The 13th Annual Community Group Art Exhibition

  • Dec 3, 2021 - Jan 2, 2022

Discover works of art created by participants in the DIA’s Community Group Program, a partnership between the museum and human service agencies in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

Close-up black and white photo of Abbey Lincoln in 1966 showing her singing into a microphone with a small, round afro and dangling triangular earrings.

Friday Night Live! We Insist! Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite

  • Fri, Dec 3 , 2021
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

This performance will be presented live in the Detroit Film Theatre.

The DIA's Teen Arts Council sits around a large, light wood table talking.

2021 Teen Council Annual Summit

  • Sat, Dec 4 , 2021
  • 2:00 PM

The DIA Teen Arts Council invites all teens, 13-19, to participate in this year’s Annual Summit.

A woman in a white bathing suit and slicked back, wet hair lounges next to a shirtless man with hills and palm trees in the background.

La Piscine (The Swimming Pool)

  • 2:00 & 7:00 p.m. Sat, Dec 4 | 2 p.m. Sun, Dec 5, 2021
  • Detroit Film Theatre

In idyllic St. Tropez, two lovers are immersed in a wildly picturesque, sensuously lazy vacation by the swimming pool — until her ex drops in unannounced with his daughter.

Kwame Brathwaite, Grandassa Models at the Merton Simpson Gallery, New York, ca. 1967; from Kwame Brathwaite: Black Is Beautiful (Aperture, 2019)

TATM Virtual Tour: Black Is Beautiful

  • Thu, Dec 9 , 2021
  • 1:00 PM

Thursdays at the Museum is now a LIVE online event every Thursday at 1 p.m. 

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