Events

DIA's 9th Annual Community Group Show

DIA's 9th Annual Community Group Show

  • Nov. 15 - Dec. 31
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Walter Gibbs Learning Center

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.

Chai Wan Four, Jane Hammond, American, selenium-toned gelatin silver print, 2008. Copyright Jane Hammond

Making Home: Contemporary Works From the DIA

  • DEC 1, 2017-JUNE 6, 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Making Home: Contemporary Works from the DIA presents a range of works by artists from the DIA’s collections of Prints, Drawings and Photographs and Contemporary art that are concerned with idealistic representations of home. Around 50 works in a variety of media both affirm common symbols of domestic space and question popular ideas of home as a symbol of comfort, belonging and permanency.

Claude Monet, Rounded Flower Bed (Corbeille de fleurs), c. 1876, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts.

Monet: Framing Life

  • Tuesday-Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017-Mar. 4, 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

One ticket sends you on on two artistic adventures -- Monet: Framing Life and Church: A Painter's Pilgrimage. Travel to distinct places and time in history to experience the world as these two artists did.

“Syria by the Sea,” 1873, Frederic Church, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts.

Church: A Painter's Pilgrimage

  • Tuesday-Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017-Jan. 15, 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

One ticket sends you on on two artistic adventures -- Monet: Framing Life and Church: A Painter's Pilgrimage. Travel to distinct places and time in history to experience the world as these two artists did.

Royce Da 5'9" by Jenny Risher

D-Cyphered: Portraits by Jenny Risher

  • Tuesdays thru Sundays, Fri, Aug 4 until Wed, Feb 28
  • All Day

D-Cyphered: Portraits by Jenny Risher will take viewers on a photographic timeline that makes up the story of the Detroit hip-hop scene. Often overlooked by the movements in New York and Los Angeles, Detroit’s hip-hop hi...

Diego Rivera's "Detroit Industry Murals" with a tour group

The "Big Picture" Guided Tour

  • 1 p.m Tuesday - Sundays
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Every Tuesday through Sunday at 1 p.m. take a free guided tour of the Detroit Institute of Arts' collection.

Tours depart from the Great Hall at 1 p.m.

The Big Picture Guided Tour is also at 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday

Playing chess with the Detroit Chess Club at the DIA

Detroit City Chess Club Open Play

  • Fridays at 4 p.m.
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

Join the Detroit City Chess Club in their regular Friday meet-ups in Prentis Court.

D-Cyphered Cypher Workshop

D-Cyphered - Cypher Workshop

  • Fri, Dec 15
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - DeSalle Photography Gallery (1st floor)

Join Inside Out Literary Arts and local hip hop artists at the DIA's exhibition, D-Cyphered: Portraits by Jenny Risher, as we engage in the phenomenon this exhibition derives its name from, the Cypher.

Drop-In Workshop: Snowflakes

Drop-In Workshop: Snowflakes

  • Fri, Dec 15
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Bring the beauty of winter indoors as you make old-fashioned paper snowflakes.

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Dec 15
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Modern (2nd Floor)

Create a pencil drawing to take home while taking a closer look at the collection