Three Ofrendas from the 2019 exhibition

Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos 2020

  • September 26 - November 8, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

In celebration of Dia de Muertos, the Detroit Institute of Arts, in partnership with Detroit's Mexican Consulate, invite you to explore a community exhibition of ofrenda altars.

Woman using phone to take a photo of a reproduction at a 2017 Inside|Out installation

Inside|Out 2021 Call for Participation

  • Aug 17 - Oct 19, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

The DIA is recruiting city representatives, downtown development authorities and arts organizations in communities that are interested in displaying high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the collection in their cities as part of its popular Inside|Out program.

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.

Two masculine presenting people sitting on boulders in front of a mountainside and having a conversation.

DFT @ Home | Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin

  • Sep 4 - Oct 1, 2020

Werner Herzog turns the camera on himself and his friendship with the late travel writer Bruce Chatwin.

"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.

In this black and white image, an older feminine presenting person sits at the end of a small table opposite a masculine presenting person in a suit. They appear to be sharing a meal.

DFT @ Home | Sicilia! (restored)

  • Sep 4 - Oct 1, 2020

Conveying a sense of place like few other films, this 20th-anniversary restoration of a forgotten, compact masterwork is a delicate and indelible experience.

"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.

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.

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.

Two dogs laying in a busy street in Russia at night.

DFT @ Home | Space Dogs

  • Sep 18 - Oct 1, 2020

Laika, a stray dog picked up by the Soviet space program, became the first living being to orbit the earth when she was launched into space on Sputnik 2 in 1957.