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. 

Toledo Labor of Love logo

Member Preview Days - Ruben & Isabel Toledo: Labor of Love

  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM Fr, Dec 14 & 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sat, Dec 15, 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Isabel and Ruben Toledo create art not because they have to, but because they need to. For them, it is a 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...

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 14 , 2018
  • 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. No experience necessary. All supplies provided. For ages 6 - Adult (children ages 12 and younger should be accompanied by an adult). 

An example of patterns, symbols, and designs workshop

Drop-In Workshop: Patterns, Symbols, & Designs

  • 6 - 9 p.m. Fri, Dec 14 | 12 - 4 p.m. Sat, Dec 15 & Sun, Dec 16 , 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Use rubber stamps and fabric markers to give your own personal meaning to a decorated piece of silk fabric. 

Docent led tour of Rivera Court

The "Big Picture" Guided Tour (6 p.m. on Fridays)

  • 6 p.m. Fridays , 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Great Hall

Every Friday at 6 p.m. take a free guided tour of the Detroit Institute of Arts' collection.

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