Events

Inside|Out 2017 in Lafayette Park

Inside|Out 2018

  • Spring and Summer

The Detroit Institute of Arts' popular program, Inside|Out, returns for its ninth year! Inside|Out brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the museum's collection to outdoor venues throughout Metro Detroit.

Per Benjamin floral arrangement

Friends of Art and Flower's 2018 Elizabeth Sites Kuhlman Lecture & Luncheon

  • Mon, Apr 23
  • 10:30 AM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Mark your calendar for this exciting annual event. 

Mom and Kids Making Masks, Drop-In Workshop

Drop-In Workshop: Making Home

  • 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Sat, Apr 21 & Sun, Apr 22
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Visit the exhibition Making Home: Contemporary Works From the DIA and create a mixed media work of art depicting what home means to you.

In Syria

In Syria

  • 7 p.m. Fri, Apr 20 | 7 & 9:30 p.m. Sat, Apr 21 | 2 & 4:30 p.m. Sun, Apr 22
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Detroit Film Theatre

(Lebanon/France/Belgium/2017—directed by Philippe Van Leeuw)

Trapped inside her house in a city under siege, Oum (Hiam Abbass of The Syrian Bride and Blade Runner 2049) turns her flat into a safe harbor for her children ...

Detroit Tigers 1968 World Champions ball, 1969, pen and ink on leather. Artist: George Sosnak.

Play Ball! Baseball at the DIA

  • Tuesday-Sunday, Mar 29 - Sep 16
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Take a step back in time and celebrate the great American pastime of baseball at Play Ball! Baseball at the DIA, featuring items from the Michigan-based E. Powell Miller collection and the Detroit Institute of Arts. This e...

Chai Wan Four, Jane Hammond, American, selenium-toned gelatin silver print, 2008. Copyright Jane Hammond

Making Home: Contemporary Works From the DIA

  • DEC 1, 2017-JUNE 6, 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Making Home: Contemporary Works from the DIA presents a range of works by artists from the DIA’s collections of Prints, Drawings and Photographs and Contemporary art that are concerned with idealistic representations of home. Around 50 works in a variety of media both affirm common symbols of domestic space and question popular ideas of home as a symbol of comfort, belonging and permanency.

Jordan Williams, Untitled, Photography, grade 12, Renaissance High School, Teacher: Odette Duke

81st Detroit Public Schools Community District Student Exhibition

  • Apr 14 - May 13, 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

This annual exhibition features hundreds of imaginative works created by Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) students in grades K-12, ranging from paintings, prints, drawings, photography, ceramics, videos, jewelry and more. 

Diego Rivera's "Detroit Industry Murals" with a tour group

The "Big Picture" Guided Tour

  • 1 p.m Tuesday - Sundays
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Every Tuesday through Sunday at 1 p.m. take a free guided tour of the Detroit Institute of Arts' collection.

Tours depart from the Great Hall at 1 p.m.

The Big Picture Guided Tour is also at 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday...

Erroll Garner: No One Can Hear You Read

Thursdays at the Museum: Film "Erroll Garner: No One Can Hear You Read"

  • Thu, Apr 26
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Every Thursday at 1 p.m. the Detroit Institute of Arts offers programs for adults 55+.

Playing chess with the Detroit Chess Club at the DIA

Detroit City Chess Club Open Play

  • Fridays at 4 p.m.
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

Join the Detroit City Chess Club in their regular Friday meet-ups in Prentis Court.

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