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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.  

Woman and child wearing masks in the African Art galleries at the Detroit Institute of Arts

FAAAA 2022 Membership Drive

  • January 1–February 28, 2022

FAAAA is committed to raising public awareness and appreciation for the artistic legacy of indigenous Africans and peoples of the African Diaspora.

Dana Scruggs, Nyadhour, Elevated, Death Valley, California, 2018

The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion

  • Dec 17, 2021 – April 17, 2022
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Vibrant color portraits, conceptual images, and fashion editorial photographs by 15 emerging black photographers are the subject of this exhibition that fuses the genres of art and fashion photography in ways that break down their long-established boundaries. 

"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.

Permission to Wonder: Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) Educator Workshop

Wayne County High School Art Exhibition | Call for Submissions

  • Submissions due by March 31, 2022

High school art students in Wayne County: submit your work for consideration in the inaugural Wayne County High School Art Exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts. 

A man stands in the middle of the rib bones of a whale, surrounded by fog.

Whaler Boy

  • 7:00 p.m. Sat, Jan 22 | 2 p.m. Sun, Jan 23, 2022
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The Whaler Boy is a visionary, charming, unexpected gem.

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.

The front facade of the Detroit Institute of Arts featuring banners for the exhibition "Humble and Human: Impressionist Era Treasures, an exhibition in Honor of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr."

AAW LIVE!! A Virtual Talk with Elizabeth Broun

  • Wed, Jan 26 , 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Elizabeth Broun, Director Emerita of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the dean of Ryder scholarship, will discuss the work of Albert P. Ryder.

Giovanna Garzoni (Italian, 1600–1670), "A Hedgehog in a Landscape," 1643–1651, Bodycolor on vellum. Private Collection, West Hartford, Connecticut

TATM Chamber Orchestra Sonnambula Presents By Her Hand Part I

  • Thu, Jan 27 , 2022
  • 1:00 PM

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

Ellen Rowe, sitting at a piano in a large white button down shirt and short hair with a bright white background.

Friday Night Live! Ellen Rowe: Momentum - Portraits of Women in Music

  • Fri, Jan 28 , 2022
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

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