Events

A colorful garden

Betsy Campbell Lecture: Vita's Other Garden

  • Sat, Oct 23 , 2021
  • 10:00 AM
  • Virtual Event

At Long Barn the iconic gardening couple created their first garden from sloping farmland with the help of Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Wimee and Michael at Wimage Lab during a virtual engagement

Wimee’s Words Live – Kelly Church’s Treaty Hat

  • Sat, Oct 23 , 2021
  • 1:00 PM

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

The members of Ballet Folklorico de Detroit in traditional dress, posing for a photograph together in the DIA's Rivera Court.

Ballet Folklorico de Detroit

  • Sat, Oct 23 , 2021
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

Travel across the varied and beautiful regions of Mexico with Ballet Folklorico de Detroit.

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.

George Balanchine surrounded by dancing students in a mirrored dance studio.

In Balanchine's Classroom

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, Oct 29 | 2:00 & 7:00 p.m. Sat, Oct 30 | 2 p.m. Sun, Oct 31, 2021
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The genius of George Balanchine (1904-1983), the man who reinvented ballet for the 20th century, is celebrated in this homage to his nonpareil choreography.

A close up shot of Wendell Harrison playing saxophone

Friday Night Live! Wendell Harrison: Ambiguous Reality

  • Fri, Nov 5 , 2021
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

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

Two young Ehtiopian boys laying down side-by-side on a floral rug with their right arms up and tucked under their heads.

Faya Dayi

  • 2:00 & 7:00 p.m. Sat, Nov 6 | 2 p.m. Sun, Nov 7, 2021
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Ten years in the making, Ethiopian-Mexican filmmaker Jessica Beshir’s hypnotic documentary feature debut explores the coexistence of everyday life and its mythical undercurrents.

Chinese, Brush Washer, Song dynasty (960–1279), glazed stoneware, 2 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Sarah Bacon Hill Fund, 51.284.

FAAC Virtual Lecture with Prof. Yunshuang Zhang: A Poetic Life of "Like-Minded Things"

  • Thu, Nov 11 , 2021
  • 6:00 PM

This talk examines the intimate interrelationship among material objects, the studio, and the self in Song dynasty (960–1279) China.

Three people in WWII period clothing. One woman in the front is staring towards the camera, a man close to her right looks to the side, while another man father away towards her left stares towards her.

Wife of A Spy

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, Nov 12 | 7:00 p.m. Sat, Nov 13 | 2 p.m. Sun, Nov 14, 2021
  • Detroit Film Theatre

An unexpected and absorbing drama from one of Japan’s greatest contemporary filmmakers.

A woman observing the Diego Rivera Murals

DIA Gala Fundraiser

  • November 13, 2021

The DIA Gala will not be held in person in 2021 but will raise critical funds for the Sustainability Fund through the generous giving of our patrons.