Five people with serious expressions sit on or around a small couch in this cramped photo. In front of them in the frame is a glass topped coffee table strewn with mugs, plates, drinking glasses, food, and other debris.

DFT @ Home | Wildland

  • Sep 10 – Oct 8, 2021

When an unforeseen death tests the family and their loyalty to each other, the tension suggests that love and violence are sometimes impossible to separate.

A woman sitting down at a low table lights a match while a figure stands behind her slightly out of focus.

DFT @ Home | Flowers of Shanghai (restored)

  • Aug 27 – Sep 25, 2021

Traces the intertwined fortunes and intrigues of four “flower girls” serving in the opulent brothels of late 19th-century Shanghai.

© 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.

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.  

A black and white image of a woman in a voluminous black tulle dress that reaches from high on her neck down to her outstretched hands, reaching out to either side.


  • Sep 23 - 26, 2021

JAM3A is a FREE, virtual music and arts festival presented by the Arab American National Museum celebrating Arab talent, community, and identity!

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 presents DIA Trivia

  • Thu, Sep 23 , 2021
  • 1:00 PM

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

A giant white inflated figure seating with legs crossed and head in it's hands. The figure is held up by wires leading to the ground, and dozens of visitors are standing around it.

Dlectricity 2021

  • 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. | Fri, Sep 24 & Sat, Sep 25, 2021

Produced by Midtown Detroit, Inc. (MDI), the spectacular outdoor visual light + art celebration takes place in Detroit’s Cultural Center and  DTE’s Beacon Park.

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.

Wimee and Michael at Wimage Lab during a virtual engagement

Wimee’s Words Live – Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos

  • Sat, Sep 25 , 2021
  • 1:00 PM

Each special DIA episode will feature interactive songs, wordplay and more inspired by exhibitions and works at the DIA.