Events

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.

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.  

© 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.

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.

Downtown Rochester mural featuring floral and fish motifs

Rochester Mural Unveiling

  • Wed, Oct 27 , 2021
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • DTE Substation

The latest Partners in Public Art project will be unveiled in Rochester.

Works by Augustus Saint-Gauden

AAW Live! Virtual Talk with Thayer Tolles

  • Wed, Oct 27 , 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Thayer Tolles, curator of American sculpture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will discuss the ways in which Saint-Gaudens’ treatment of the female figure evolved over the course of his career.

A black and white image of a woman in a striped shirt, black beret, and clown or mime makeup.

TATM Film: La Strada

  • Thu, Oct 28 , 2021
  • 1:00 PM

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

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