Events

"First Annual Detroit Blues Festival, Detroit," 1977, Russ Marshall, American; dye-based ink jet print.

Russ Marshall: Detroit Photographs, 1958-2008

  • Nov 15, 2020 - June 27, 2021
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Institute of Arts presents a survey of over 90 photographs by Russ Marshall whose black-and-white imagery was inspired by the Motor City’s streets, architecture, music and factory workers for over 50 years.

Bill Traylor pictured sitting at a desk outside with his paintings hanging up in the trees behind him.

DFT @ Home | Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts

  • May 7 – June 3 2021

This illuminating documentary explores the life of a unique American artist, a man with a remarkable and unlikely biography.

an Ofrenda alter from the 2020 exhibition

Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos - Call for Proposals, Detroit Institute of Arts

  • Apr 16 – June 25, 2021

An open call for proposals of ofrenda altars or offerings honoring the life and memory of lost loved ones as part of a celebration of the traditions of Día de Muertos.

© 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 person with short, curly hair wearing circular sunglasses, a black turtleneck and a large necklace sits in front of a painting of a man blowing smoke.

DFT @ Home | Paris Calligrammes

  • Apr 30 – May 27, 2021

Paris Calligrammes is German filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger’s love letter to the city where she came of age.

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.

A woman in a dirty blue boiler suit scowls at the camera while standing next to a large red tractor.

DFT @ Home | The County

  • Apr 30 – May 27, 2021

Set in a small Icelandic farming community, The County tells the story of Inga, a middle-aged dairy farmer who’s fed up with the area’s all-powerful local cooperative.

Detroit Institute of Arts patrons respecting mask and social distancing guidelines while seeing the new exhibition, Detroit Style: Car Design in the Motor City, 1950–2020

Member Mornings

  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Wednesdays , 2021

To express our gratitude, we've set aside tickets and reserved special hours just for DIA members.

2021 Academy Award Nominated Short Films Poster

The 2021 Academy Award® Nominated Short Films

  • Apr 2 – May 14, 2021

The 2021 Academy Award® Nominated Short Films will be available for at-home viewing this year! 

The shadowed prow of a ship cutting through calm waters during sunset.

DFT @ Home | Downstream to Kinshasa

  • Apr 23 – May 21, 2021

The first Congolese film to become an official selection of the Cannes Film Festival, as well as the country's official submission to the Academy Awards®.

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