Events

Two men and a woman standing on a beach

DFT @ Home | Woman on the Beach

  • Available Online , 2020

A filmmaker takes a trip to the coast with his production designer, who happens to bring along his vivacious girlfriend.

"The Wedding Dance," 1566, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Netherlandish; oil on wood panel. Detroit Institute of Arts.

Bruegel's “The Wedding Dance” Revealed

  • Sat, Dec 14, 2019 - Sun, Aug 30, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

This exhibition celebrates one of the DIA's most iconic paintings, Pieter Bruegel's The Wedding Dance (1566) on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the artist's death.

A section of the 2019 Ofrendas exhibition

Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos - Call for Proposals 2020 | Extended!

  • May 15 - July 22, 2020 - Extended!
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

The DIA, in collaboration with the Mexican Consulate of Detroit, extends an open call for proposals of ofrenda altars or offerings honoring the life and memory of lost loved ones

Diana Kennedy

DFT @ Home | Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy

  • Available Online , 2020

This documentary offers a candid visit to the world of 95-year-old British ex-pat Diana Kennedy, the world’s academic expert on Mexican cuisine.

A family with small children looking at the armor cases in the Detroit Institute of Arts' Great Hall

DIA at Home: School Field Trips from Home

  • Online , 2020

The DIA Education Staff has a number of learning resources available for educators, parents and students, many of which don’t require a visit to the museum.

John Lewis: Good Trouble

DFT @ Home | John Lewis: Good Trouble

  • Available Online , 2020

John Lewis: Good Trouble chronicles the life and career of the legendary civil rights activist and Democratic Representative from Georgia.

An adult enjoys making an art project in a Drop-In Workshop at the Detroit Institute of Arts

DIA at Home: For Seniors

  • Online , 2020

An online version of our popular “Thursdays at the Museum” program, these resources help keep seniors (and others of all ages!) learning, exploring and connecting with their DIA.

Terra cotta busts of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, made in the 18th century by Jean-Antoine Houdon

Guests of Honor from the Musée du Louvre: Jean-Antoine Houdon’s Portraits of Americans in the Age of Enlightenment

  • October 6, 2019 - January 10, 2021
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Institute of Arts will present a dossier exhibition featuring two masterworks of French eighteenth-century portrait sculpture lent from the Musée du Louvre.

Heimat is a Space in Time

DFT @ Home | Heimat is a Space in Time

  • Available Online , 2020

German filmmaker Thomas Heise shares the stories of three generations of his family, in their own words, in this monumental and unclassifiable documentary.

Still from animated film One Small Step

DFT @ Home | One Small Step

  • Available Online , 2020

Embark on a roller coaster of imagination and possibility in this compilation of new and acclaimed, family- friendly animated short films.