Colorful Concert of Colors featuring a stairway to the sun, flowers, birds, trees, and music notes

2021 Concert of Colors

  • Aug 2 – 9, 2021

Detroit’s most beloved free, global music festival is a blend of live, broadcast, and streamed events for eight exciting days August 2-August 9.

A close up, black and white portrait of a woman with short curly hair turning her head back towards the camera while smiling.

DFT @ Home | Sweet Thing

  • July 9 – Aug 7, 2021

Billie is a 15-year-old girl whose hopeful fantasies center on Billie Holiday as a sort of fairy godmother.

Educator Event

VTS Virtual Crash Course

  • 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Wed, Aug 4 & Thu, Aug 5, 2021

[4 SCECHs pending]

An anime style drawing of a woman in red short and a red and white striped polo shirt posing as if throwing a baseball pitch on a red background with white stars.

DFT @ Home | The Witches of the Orient

  • July 16 – Aug 14, 2021

How did a group of humble factory workers become a phenomenal sports success story and the pride of an entire nation? 

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.  

Two women, both wearing black turtleneck sweaters and khakis, sit opposite each other in an office setting.

DFT @ Home | The Woman Who Ran

  • July 16 – Aug 14, 2021

Winner of the Best Director Prize at the 2020 Berlin Film Festival and an Official Selection at the New York Film Festival, this is a subtle, powerful, compact look at dilemmas small and large faced by women everywhere.

A group of dancers in skin toned clothes hoisting a dancer up in the air above them.

DFT @ Home | Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters

  • July 22 – Aug 21, 2021

The creative process that culminated in choreographer, dancer and director Bill T. Jones’ tour de force ballet D-Man in the Waters.

© 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 man in a black hooded jacket stares off camera as a woman in a black headscarf leans against his back, facing the camera.

DFT @ Home | Crimson Gold (Talaye sorkh)

  • July 29 – Aug 28, 2021

A subtle portrait of class conflict in modern Iran based on an actual account of a pizza deliveryman’s botched attempt at robbing a Tehran jewelry store.

Robert Blackburn (American, 1920–2003). Refugees (aka People in a Boat), 1938. Lithograph; 11 1/8 x 15 ¾ in. Edition 4. Collection of NCCU Art Museum, North Carolina Central University, Gift of Christopher Maxey.

Robert Blackburn & Modern American Printmaking

  • Mar 20 - September 5, 2021

An influential teacher and master printer, Blackburn explored avant-garde ideas, while promoting a new collaborative approach to printmaking.