Events

"Self-Portrait with Monkey," 1938, Frida Kahlo, Mexican; oil on masonite. Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Bequest of A. Conger Goodyear, 1966 (1966:9.10).

Guests of Honor: Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dalí

  • February 7, 2020 - January 3, 2021
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Important works by Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dalí, presented alongside photographs from the DIA’s collection, documenting the artists’ imaginative, larger-than-life personae.

"Rustic Cares (Solicitudo Rustica)," ca. 1555-56, Jan and Lucas van Doetecum, Dutch, after Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Netherlandish; etching and engraving. Detroit Institute of Arts

From Bruegel to Rembrandt: Dutch and Flemish Prints and Drawings from 1550 to 1700

  • Feb 15 - Nov 29, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Starting in the sixteenth-century, Flemish and Dutch artists turned to everyday subjects, describing the landscape and people around them with humor and loving detail.

Two patrons wearing masks in Rivera Court, viewing Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry Murals

Grandparents of Tri-County Michigan – Call for Stories

  • Apply through January 31, 2021

In celebration of Grandparents Day 2021, the Detroit Institute of Arts invites tri-county residents to share 5-minute self-recorded stories on the experience of grandparenting.  

A feminine presenting person in gloves and a dark, ruffled jacket holds an umbrella over themselves and a masculine presenting person in a collared jacket and wide brimmed hat.

DFT @ Home | Martin Eden

  • Oct 16 - Nov 5, 2020

Director Pietro Marcello’s Martin Eden brilliantly reimagines American author Jack London’s 1909 novel.

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.

Sisterhood of Resistance Ofrenda from the 2020 Ofrendas exhibition

Ofrendas Artist Talk

  • 12:00 p.m. | November 1, 2020

A live discussion with the artists who created the altars on view in the special exhibition Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Meurtos.

Three members of Friends of Arts and Flowers showing off their flower arrangements

Friends of Art & Flowers 2020 Betsy Campbell Lecture

  • Thu, Nov 5 , 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Friends of Art & Flowers welcomes Matthew Ross as he takes you on a journey to experience many lesser-known gardens worthy of praise.

Three Ofrendas from the 2019 exhibition

TATM presents Art-Making: Ofrendas Art Demonstration

  • Thu, Nov 5 , 2020
  • 1:00 PM

Thursdays at the Museum is now a LIVE online event every Thursday at 1 p.m. 

The front facade of the Detroit Institute of Arts featuring banners for the exhibition "Humble and Human: Impressionist Era Treasures, an exhibition in Honor of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr."

Member Double Discount Days

  • Nov 6 - Nov 15, 2020

DIA Members save 20% during Double Discount Days, an exclusive members-only shopping benefit.

Extraordinary Friends, DIA Gala 2020

2020 DIA Gala

  • Online , 2020

Unprecedented Times call for Extraordinary Friends!