Events

A mother and two young children wearing masks in the African American art galleries

Closed for Juneteenth

  • Museum Closed | June 19, 2021

In recognition of the hard work and commitment of our teams working in the museum to help our visitors find personal meaning in art, we will be closing the museum on Saturday, June 19, 2021.

Two men sit in the front seats of a vehicle while another man in the backseat sticks his head in between them as they all engage in conversation.

DFT @ Home | Two Lottery Tickets

  • June 4 – July 3, 2021

The next generation of Romanian filmmaking talent arrives with Paul Negoescu’s endearing caper comedy Two Lottery Tickets.

© Andrew Potter Photo, Inside|Out, Inside Out, InsideOut

Inside|Out 2021

  • May 1 - November 1, 2021

Inside|Out returns for its twelfth year! This popular program brings high-quality reproductions from the DIA’s collection to outdoor venues throughout metro Detroit.

A figure in the dark looks into a brightly lit window where a group of musicians are practicing.

DFT @ Home | Slow Machine

  • June 11 – July 8, 2021

Slow Machine follows an actress whose intimate relationship with a shadowy NYPD-affiliated operative ends abruptly and alarmingly.

A black and white image of Truman Capote sitting in an armchair.

DFT @ Home | Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation

  • June 18 – July 16, 2021

Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams: brilliant, tormented mid-century Southerners with much in common.

an Ofrenda alter from the 2020 exhibition

Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos - Call for Proposals, Detroit Institute of Arts

  • Apr 16 – June 25, 2021

An open call for proposals of ofrenda altars or offerings honoring the life and memory of lost loved ones as part of a celebration of the traditions of Día de Muertos.

Two people walking through a large cemetery with even rows of crosses lined up and one large cross in the background.

DFT @ Home | Distant Journey (new restoration)

  • June 18 – July 16, 2021

One of the first films to confront the horrors of the Holocaust remains one of the most powerful.

A man with long, curly hair poses in front of a cloudy sky background with a ukulele in hand and a small bird on his shoulder.

DFT @ Home | Tiny Tim: King for a Day

  • May 28 – June 25, 2021

There were plans and hopes that Tiny Tim would be a lasting star, not just a novelty, but one man ruined these plans: Tiny Tim.

A man and a woman sitting next to each other at separate small cafe tables, with their heads turned to the same side and their eyes closed.

DFT @ Home | Spring Blossom

  • May 28 – June 25, 2021

Suzanne is a 16-year-old Parisian girl who appears to live in a charmed and privileged world, yet the everyday monotony of school and routines with friends feel uninspired.

A pen drawing of jazz musicians performing and surrounded abstractly by an audience.

Hearing In Color: Teen Workshop Combining Art with Music

  • Sat, Jun 19 , 2021
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The first 60 participants to register will be provided an art kit that includes: two vinyl records and an acrylic paint set.

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