Events

Children being taught about art in the Islamic galleries

GooseChase | Self-guided Scavenger Hunt

  • Available on the Goosechase App , 2022

Tour the museum and discover new works with our app-based scavenger hunts.

"The Harvest," ca. 1886, Léon-Augustin Lhermitte, French; oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts.

Van Gogh’s Artistic Roots: The Hague School and French Realism

  • March 30, 2022 – Jan 29, 2023
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Van Gogh particularly admired the painterly innovations of the Hague School––a group named for the city in the Netherlands where its core artists lived and worked beginning about 1870.

Inside Out annual bike ride

Inside|Out 2022

  • May 27 - November 30, 2022

Inside|Out returns for its 13th year! This popular program brings high-quality reproductions from the DIA’s collection to outdoor venues throughout metro Detroit.

Sun Prints

Drop-In Workshop: Sun Prints

  • Sat, Jun 25 , 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

A sun print, also known as a photogram or cyanotype, is an image made by using a simple photographic process.

The DIA Teen Council poses in the art-making studio

Teen Community Mural

  • 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Sat, June 18 & Sat, 25, 2022
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - South Lawn

The Teen Community Mural is an all-inclusive, collaborative two-day mural event led by the DIA’s Teen Arts Council that will take place on the south lawn.

A woman with medium-brown skin and long brown hair leans comfortably into a smiling man with dark skin.

Mississippi Masala (newly restored)

  • 3:00 & 7:00 p.m. Sat, June 25 | 2:00 p.m. Sun, June 26, 2022
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The vibrant cultures of India, Uganda, and the American South come together in Mira Nair’s Mississippi Masala, a luminous look at the complexities of love in the modern melting pot.

A wide, black and white photograph of men standing around cars with open doors on a residential street.

Wayne County High School Art Exhibition

  • June 25 – July 31, 2022
  • Wayne and Joan Webber Education Wing

More than 50 imaginative works created by Wayne County’s emerging artists will be on display.

Detroit Institute of Arts patrons respecting mask and social distancing guidelines while seeing the new exhibition, Detroit Style: Car Design in the Motor City, 1950–2020

Member Afternoons

  • 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Tuesdays , 2022
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

To express our gratitude, we've set aside tickets and reserved special hours just for DIA members until July 2022.

Film: Oliver Sacks, His Own Life

TATM Film: Oliver Sacks, His Own Life

  • Thu, Jun 30 , 2022
  • 1:00 PM

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

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries: European, British & Decorative Arts

  • Fri, Jul 1 , 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - European, British & Decorative Arts

Create a pencil drawing to take home while taking a closer look at the collection.

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