Events

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! 

Drop-In Workshop: Uchiwa

Drop-In Workshop: Uchiwa

  • Wed, Jul 26
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 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.

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.

Drop-In Workshop: Uchiwa

Drop-In Workshop: Uchiwa

  • Thu, Jul 27
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 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.

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Thursdays at the Museum: Film "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail"

  • Thu, Jul 27
  • 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail. 2017. USA. Directed by Steve James. 90 min.

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.