Story Corps at the Detroit Institute of Arts

StoryCorps at the DIA

  • Daily, Thu, Jun 29 until Fri, Jul 28
  • 10:00 AM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Woodward Plaza

Thanks to WDET and the Detroit Historical Society, StoryCorps is rolling back into Detroit this summer, and giving you the opportunity to record the story of your life!


Family Tours: Detroit Institute of Awesome

  • 11 a.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Join us this summer for special in-gallery tours created just for kids and their grown-ups! 

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.

Playing chess with the Detroit Chess Club at the DIA

Detroit City Chess Club Open Play

  • Fridays, Fri, Jul 7
  • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

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

"Three Queens", Wadsworth Jerrell

FAAAA Members Tour: Art of Rebellion: Black Art of the Civil Rights Movement

  • Fri, Jul 28
  • 6:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Join this members-only tour and reception. 

John Sinclair, in 1969.

Friday Night Live: John Sinclair's "Mobile Homeland"

  • Fri, Jul 28
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

John Sinclair performs music from his recording “John Sinclair Mobile Homeland,” produced by Tino Gross. This performance features the instrumental backing of an all-star cast of Detroit musicians.

Drop-In Workshop: Uchiwa

Drop-In Workshop: Uchiwa

  • Sat, Jul 29
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Uchiwa is a particular style of paper fan that is common in Japan. Learn about the tradition of making uchiwa as you create a fan of your own.

Drawing in the Galleries for Youth & Adults: Modern & Contemporary Galleries

  • Sat, Jul 29
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Artists and instructors from the DIA's Education Studio are on hand to help create pencil drawings inspired by the Modern & Contemporary galleries to take home. The best part? No experience necessary!

Screen capture from a home movie, part of the Detroit Home Movies project at the DFT

Detroit Home Movie Marathon

  • Sat, Jul 29
  • 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Detroit Home Movies is a year-long project to uncover and exhibit home movies made around 1967 that depict everyday life in Detroit's diverse communities. On July 29, the DFT will present a marathon screening selected from the hundreds of reels of 8mm film that has been submitted.

Puppet Performance "Under the Night Sky"

Puppet Performance: Under Night Sky

  • Sat, Jul 29
  • 2:00 PM
  • Lecture Hall

Puppetkabob artist Sarah Frechette invites you to follow three children on journeys united by threads of courage, love and hope. By blending hand-held lights, illustrated paper puppets, music and character storytelling...