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.

The Lost Prophecy

The Search for the Lost Prophecy: Author Talk and Book Signing

  • THUR, MAR 22 & FRI, MAR 23
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Join us for a special student event designed for upper elementary and middle school students featuring a book talk and signing with William Meyer, author of The Search for the Lost Prophecy. 

Voices of Light

Voices of Light (dress rehearsal matinee)

  • Fri, Mar 23
  • 12:00 PM
  • DFT Auditorium

In a rare special event, the Rackham Choir will perform composer Richard Einhorn’s Voices of Light, a powerful oratorio for soloists, choir and orchestra, accompanying a screening of Carl Th. Dreyer’s majestic silent f...

"In Between" ("Bar Bahar")

Women's History Month

  • Daily | Thu, Mar 1 - Sun, Mar 25
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

In honor of Women's History Month, the Detroit Institute of Arts offers a variety of events that celebrate the creative contributions of women. Enjoy films, music, an artist demonstration and more. Throughout March, the DI...

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...

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

*Chess Club has been cancelled due to weather on Fri, Feb 9.

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

Drop In Workshop: Aztec Codex

Drop-In Workshop: Aztec Codex

  • Fri, Mar 23
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Aztec scribes, or writers, used fold-out picture books to record history, calendars, gods, and daily life in their long-ago Mexican communities. Learn more and make one of your own design.

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Mar 23
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Ancient Middle East (1st Floor)

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

Docent led tour of Rivera Court

The "Big Picture" Guided Tour (6 p.m. on Fridays)

  • 6 p.m. Fridays
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Great Hall

Every Friday at 6 p.m. take a free guided tour of the Detroit Institute of Arts' collection.

Audra Kubat

Lyrical Art: A Songwriting Workshop with Audra Kubat

  • 12 p.m. | Sat, Mar 24 & Sun, Mar 25
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Great Hall

Join award-winning singer-songwriter Audra Kubat for an afternoon songwriting session that also actively engages with the DIA's collection in a new and exciting way.