Events

© 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.

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.

Kwame Brathwaite, Photo shoot at a public school for one of the AJASS-associated modeling groups that emulated the Grandassa Models and began to embrace natural hairstyles. Harlem, ca. 1966; from Kwame Brathwaite: Black Is Beautiful (Aperture, 2019)

Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite

  • Oct 8, 2021 – Jan 16, 2022
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - de Salle Gallery

In this exhibition are over forty large-scale color and black-and-white photographs by Kwame Brathwaite.

Three Ofrendas from the 2019 exhibition

Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos 2021

  • September 25 - November 7, 2021
  • 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.

Cars | Credit to be determined

Detroit Style: Car Design in the Motor City, 1950–2020

  • Sun, Nov 15, 2020 - Sun, Jan 9, 2022
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

A selection of paintings and sculptures will highlight the conversation between the American art world and the car culture from the 1950s to the present day.  

The four members of The Velvet Underground pictured standing in paisley shirts and jeans in a wooded area.

The Velvet Underground

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, Oct 15 | 2:00 & 7:00 p.m. Sat, Oct 16 | 2 p.m. Sun, Oct 17, 2021
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Todd Haynes’s documentary about the seminal band The Velvet Underground mirrors its members’ experimentation and formal innovation. 

A short, wide wooden mask with black paint around the elongated eyebrows and black and white triangles along the bottom.

Margaret Herz Demant Award for African Art: Emotional Lives of African Masks

  • Sun, Oct 17 , 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The Friends of African and African American Art will present its 2021 Margaret Herz Demant Award for African Art to Dr. Zoë Strother, Riggio Professor of African Art at Columbia University

A black and white image of a group of African American people at a barbershop while one man works on the hair of another.

No Lye: An American Beauty Story

  • Oct 18, 2021 – Jan 16, 2022

No Lye: An American Beauty Story details the impact of popular culture on ethnic beauty standards in America.

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."

TATM Virtual Tour: Seeking the Sacred

  • Thu, Oct 21 , 2021
  • 1:00 PM

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

An image of Broadway with lighted signs in the evening.

On Broadway

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, Oct 22 | 7:00 p.m. Sat, Oct 23 | 2 p.m. Sun, Oct 24, 2021
  • Detroit Film Theatre

As audiences return to live theater after an unprecedented absence of 18 months, an all-star cast tells the inside story of the last time Broadway came back from the brink.

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