"The Harvest," ca. 1886, Léon-Augustin Lhermitte, French; oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts.

Van Gogh’s Artistic Roots: The Hague School and French Realism

  • March 30, 2022 – Jan 29, 2023
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Van Gogh particularly admired the painterly innovations of the Hague School––a group named for the city in the Netherlands where its core artists lived and worked beginning about 1870.

Inside Out annual bike ride

Inside|Out 2022

  • May 27 - November 30, 2022

Inside|Out returns for its 13th year! This popular program brings high-quality reproductions from the DIA’s collection to outdoor venues throughout metro Detroit.

The Sound of A Circle, 2018, Genesis Báez, American; pigment print.

Conscious Response: Photographers Changing the Way We See

  • July 22, 2022 – January 8, 2023
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Conscious Response explores the history of visual storytelling and image-making as seen through the eyes of over 25 artists.

A group of smiling people and a dog sit on a small, open truck, driving through the woods.

The Tsugua Diaries

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, Aug 12 | 7:00 p.m. Sat, Aug 13 | 2:00 p.m. Sun, Aug 14, 2022
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

The daily lives of characters Crista, Carloto, and João, it gradually becomes clear (if the title hadn’t given it away already!), that this diary of the trio’s month is unfolding in reverse

Children being taught about art in the Islamic galleries

GooseChase | Self-guided Scavenger Hunt

  • Available on the Goosechase App , 2022

Tour the museum and discover new works with our app-based scavenger hunts.

A woman drawing in a gallery

Drawing in the Galleries: Dutch Golden Age galleries

  • Fri, Aug 12 , 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Dutch Golden Age galleries

Create a pencil drawing to take home while taking a closer look at the collection.

Example of Scrolls from the art-making studio

Drop-In Workshop: Scrolls

  • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, Aug 13 & Sun, Aug 14, 2022
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Scrolls were used for centuries to keep records and as decoration.

A shadow of a puppet man on a puppet horse over a starry blue background.

The Adventures of Prince Achmed

  • Sat, Aug 13 , 2022
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

Lotte Reiniger’s The Adventures of Prince Achmed premiered in Germany in 1926, whereupon it was immediately hailed as the world’s first feature-length animated film.

"The Harvest," ca. 1886, Léon-Augustin Lhermitte, French; oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts.

TATM Virtual Tour: Van Gogh’s Artistic Roots in the DIA’s Collection

  • Thu, Aug 18 , 2022
  • 1:00 PM

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

Fash bash 2022

Fash Bash 2022

  • Thu, Aug 18 , 2022
  • 7:00 PM

Annual FJC Fash Bash event in partnership with Neiman Marcus.