Events

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

  • Sun, Nov 15, 2020 - Sun, June 5, 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.  

"Judith and Her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes," 1523-1525, Artemisia Gentileschi, Italian; oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts.

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

  • Feb 6 - May 29, 2022
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

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? T

Children being taught about art in the Islamic galleries

GooseChase | Self-guided Scavenger Hunt

  • Available on the Goosechase App , 2022

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

Two women engaged in conversation with one staring off to the distance and the other looking straight into the camera.

In Front of Your Face

  • 2:00 & 7:00 p.m. Sat, May 21 | 2:00 p.m. Sun, May 22, 2022
  • Detroit Film Theatre

An intimate, delicate new film, which suggests that perhaps the most important things in this life are also the most immediate.

"Flight with Mirror," 2014, Shirley Woodson, American; acrylic on canvas.

Shirley Woodson: Shield of the Nile Reflections

  • Dec 18, 2021 – June 12, 2022
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

With the Shield of the Nile series begun in 1984, Shirley Woodson (b. 1936) has been presenting Black bathers in rivers, a reference to the diasporic myth that the Nile River holds transformative and nurturing benefits for people of African descent.

"The Harvest," ca. 1886, Léon-Augustin Lhermitte, French; oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts.

Van Gogh’s Artistic Roots: The Hague School and French Realism

  • March 30, 2022 – Jan 29, 2023
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Van Gogh particularly admired the painterly innovations of the Hague School––a group named for the city in the Netherlands where its core artists lived and worked beginning about 1870.

Representatives of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2022

  • May 2022
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Institute of Arts invites you to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month from home with online programs including music, dance, film, art talks, puppets, and more.

Mother Earth Isyss Christerfield Detroit School of Arts Teachers: Kim Hildebrandt-Hall & Mikwonjilian Antwih

85th Annual Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) Student Exhibition.

  • Sat, Apr 23 - Sun, May 29, 2022

The DIA's 85th Annual Detroit Public Schools Community District Student Exhibition is online and in-person.

Inside Out annual bike ride

Inside|Out 2022

  • May 27 - November 30, 2022

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.

Hands weaving small colorful squares against a white backdrop with yarn.

Artist Demonstration: Place-Based Art Practice with Kayla Powers

  • 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, May 21 & Sun, May 22, 2022
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

In this demonstration, Kayla will share her approach to engaging with place to create ecologically focused fiber art.

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