Events

Visitors using Lumin to enhance their experience in DIA's Rivera Court

Lumin 2.0 Prototype

  • July 24, 2018 - Feb 28, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

We've added new augmented reality stops on our #DIALumin tour, and we need your help in testing them!

Manuscript of the “Perfection of Wisdom in Eight Thousand Verses” (Ashtasahasrika Prajnaparamita)

Robert & Katherine Jacobs Asian Wing Opening

  • Opening Nov 4 , 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

The DIA’s new Robert and Katherine Jacobs Asian Wing presents works of art from the world’s largest continent, featuring recent acquisitions together with longtime DIA treasures coming back onto view .

2017 Community Art Show

The 10th Annual Community Group Art Exhibition

  • Thu, Dec 6 - Sun, Jan 6 , 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

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. 

Synthetic Cloud, 2018, Isabel Toledo and Ruben Toledo, Cuban-American; nylon. Courtesy of the artists and the Toledo Studio.

Ruben & Isabel Toledo: Labor of Love

  • Sun, Dec 16 - Sun, July 7 , 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Honoring Detroit’s history of industry , modernization and the DIA’s vast permanent collection, artists Ruben and Isabel Toledo present a series of new works in Labor of Love.

“Untitled (Group of Portraits from Traveling Photo Studio),” around 1950–60, Unknown Photographer, gelatin silver prints. Detroit Institute of Arts

Lost & Found: Photographs from the DIA’s Collection

  • Aug 26, 2018 - Mar 3, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Lost & Found: Photographs from the DIA’s Collection is a fascinating look at rediscovered photographs (referred to as “found” photography) rescued from attics, resale shops, online sources and the Detroit Institute of Arts’ archives.

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

The "Big Picture" Guided Tour

  • 1 p.m Tuesday - Sundays , 2018
  • 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...

Luminaries

Thursdays at the Museum: Art-Making - Luminaries

  • Thu, Dec 20 , 2018
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Explore infinite patterns and colors using tissue paper on a simple glass jar that you can illuminate at home with a small candle, like a tea light.

Playing chess with the Detroit Chess Club at the DIA

Detroit City Chess Club Open Play

  • Fridays at 4 p.m. , 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

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

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Dec 21 , 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - American (2nd Floor)

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

Luminaries

Drop-In Workshop: Luminaries

  • 6 - 9 p.m. Fri, Dec 21 | 12 - 4 p.m. Sat, Dec 22 & Sun, Dec 23 , 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Explore infinite patterns and colors using tissue paper on a simple glass jar that you can illuminate at home with a small candle, like a tea light.

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