Events

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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.  

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.

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.

13th Annual Community Group tiles project detail, Ulyses Spencer 2021

The 13th Annual Community Group Art Exhibition

  • Dec 3, 2021 - Jan 2, 2022

Discover works of art created by participants in the DIA’s Community Group Program, a partnership between the museum and human service agencies in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

Close-up black and white photo of Abbey Lincoln in 1966 showing her singing into a microphone with a small, round afro and dangling triangular earrings.

Friday Night Live! We Insist! Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite

  • Fri, Dec 3 , 2021
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

This performance will be presented live in the Detroit Film Theatre.

A woman in a white bathing suit and slicked back, wet hair lounges next to a shirtless man with hills and palm trees in the background.

La Piscine (The Swimming Pool)

  • 2:00 & 7:00 p.m. Sat, Dec 4 | 2 p.m. Sun, Dec 5, 2021
  • Detroit Film Theatre

In idyllic St. Tropez, two lovers are immersed in a wildly picturesque, sensuously lazy vacation by the swimming pool — until her ex drops in unannounced with his daughter.

The DIA's Teen Arts Council sits around a large, light wood table talking.

2021 Teen Council Annual Summit

  • Sat, Dec 4 , 2021
  • 2:00 PM

The DIA Teen Arts Council invites all teens, 13-19, to participate in this year’s Annual Summit.

A close-up shot of a woman in a beekeeping suit as she is picking up a part of the hive with bees surrounding her hadns.

Hive (Zgjoi)

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, Dec 10 | 7:00 p.m. Sat, Dec 11 | 2 p.m. Sun, Dec 12, 2021
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Against the backdrop of civil unrest and deeply rooted misogyny, Fahrije and the women of her village will not be deterred in their struggle to find hope and justice in the face of a dangerously uncertain future.

An animated stickman is chased by an animated dog through a flowery field.

The Gruffalo’s Child and Stick Man

  • Sat, Dec 11 , 2021
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Follow a young gruffalo as she wanders a snowy forest in search of the Big Bad Mouse of her father’s stories and Stick Man on his winding journey to make it home in time for Christmas.

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