Events

Three Ofrendas from the 2019 exhibition

Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos 2021

  • September 25 - November 7, 2021
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

In celebration of Dia de Muertos, the Detroit Institute of Arts, in partnership with Detroit's Mexican Consulate, invite you to explore a community exhibition of ofrenda altars.

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.  

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.

© 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.

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 colorful garden

Betsy Campbell Lecture: Vita's Other Garden

  • Sat, Oct 23 , 2021
  • 10:00 AM
  • Virtual Event

At Long Barn the iconic gardening couple created their first garden from sloping farmland with the help of Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Wimee and Michael at Wimage Lab during a virtual engagement

Wimee’s Words Live – Kelly Church’s Treaty Hat

  • Sat, Oct 23 , 2021
  • 1:00 PM

Each special DIA episode will feature interactive songs, wordplay and more inspired by exhibitions and works at the DIA.

The members of Ballet Folklorico de Detroit in traditional dress, posing for a photograph together in the DIA's Rivera Court.

Ballet Folklorico de Detroit - SOLD OUT

  • Sat, Oct 23 , 2021
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

Travel across the varied and beautiful regions of Mexico with Ballet Folklorico de Detroit.

An image of Broadway with lighted signs in the evening.

On Broadway

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, Oct 22 | 7:00 p.m. Sat, Oct 23 | 2 p.m. Sun, Oct 24, 2021
  • Detroit Film Theatre

As audiences return to live theater after an unprecedented absence of 18 months, an all-star cast tells the inside story of the last time Broadway came back from the brink.

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