Events

Mother Earth Isyss Christerfield Detroit School of Arts Teachers: Kim Hildebrandt-Hall & Mikwonjilian Antwih

85th Annual Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) Student Exhibition.

  • Sat, Apr 23 - Sun, May 29, 2022

The DIA's 85th Annual Detroit Public Schools Community District Student Exhibition is online and in-person.

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.

Cars | Credit to be determined

Detroit Style: Car Design in the Motor City, 1950–2020

  • Sun, Nov 15, 2020 - Sun, June 5, 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.  

"Judith and Her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes," 1523-1525, Artemisia Gentileschi, Italian; oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts.

By Her Hand: Artemisia Gentileschi and Women Artists in Italy, 1500–1800

  • Feb 6 - May 29, 2022
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Women artists played a vibrant and often untold role in Italy around 1600. How did they work and succeed in a male-dominated art world? T

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.

"Flight with Mirror," 2014, Shirley Woodson, American; acrylic on canvas.

Shirley Woodson: Shield of the Nile Reflections

  • Dec 18, 2021 – June 12, 2022
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

With the Shield of the Nile series begun in 1984, Shirley Woodson (b. 1936) has been presenting Black bathers in rivers, a reference to the diasporic myth that the Nile River holds transformative and nurturing benefits for people of African descent.

"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.

Representatives of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2022

  • May 2022
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Institute of Arts invites you to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month from home with online programs including music, dance, film, art talks, puppets, and more.

A woman with dark brown hair sits on an easel bench and draws on a canvas.

Drawing in the Galleries: Japanese & Korean Art and Indian & Southeast Asian Art

  • Fri, May 27 , 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Japanese & Korean Art and Indian & Southeast Asian Art

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

An older, light-skinned woman looking contemplatively up and to the right on a city street.

Nights of Cabiria (restored)

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, May 27 | 7:00 p.m. Sat, May 28 | 2 p.m. Sun, May 29, 2022
  • Detroit Film Theatre

A sex worker, Cabiria, a seemingly tough cookie, is hypnotized at a tenth-rate variety show by a third-rate magician, and what pours out are the innocent dreams of adolescence

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