Events

"The Harvest," ca. 1886, Léon-Augustin Lhermitte, French; oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts.

Van Gogh’s Artistic Roots: The Hague School and French Realism

  • March 30, 2022 – Jan 29, 2023
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Van Gogh particularly admired the painterly innovations of the Hague School––a group named for the city in the Netherlands where its core artists lived and worked beginning about 1870.

Inside Out annual bike ride

Inside|Out 2022

  • May 27 - November 30, 2022

Inside|Out returns for its 13th year! This popular program brings high-quality reproductions from the DIA’s collection to outdoor venues throughout metro Detroit.

Children being taught about art in the Islamic galleries

GooseChase | Self-guided Scavenger Hunt

  • Available on the Goosechase App , 2022

Tour the museum and discover new works with our app-based scavenger hunts.

Rhythmic Ribbon Baton

Drop-In Workshop: Rhythmic Ribbon Batons

  • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, July 2 & Sun, July 3, 2022
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

The ribbon baton is used in floor exercises for gymnastics and dance. Make a simple version using paper, ribbon and decorative tapes.

A wide, black and white photograph of men standing around cars with open doors on a residential street.

Wayne County High School Art Exhibition

  • June 25 – July 31, 2022
  • Wayne and Joan Webber Education Wing

More than 50 imaginative works created by Wayne County’s emerging artists will be on display.

TATM Studio Visit: Heather Miller

TATM Studio Visit: Heather Miller

  • Thu, Jul 7 , 2022
  • 1:00 PM

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

Hand-colored paper tiles

Drop-In Workshop: Initial Tiles

  • 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Fri, July 8 | 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sat, July 9 & Sun, July 10, 2022
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Use your own initials and some colorful art materials to create a unique work of art to take home.

A woman with tan skin and mismatched clothing sits knitting on a windowsill with an impressive mountain landscape behind her.

Fire in the Mountains

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, July 8 | 3:00 & 7:00 p.m. Sat, July 9 | 2:00 p.m. Sun, July 10, 2022
  • Detroit Film Theatre

In northern India, a breathtakingly beautiful Himalayan community attracts tourists by co-mingling South Asian and Swiss Alps aesthetics.

A woman drawing in a gallery

Drawing in the Galleries: Dutch Golden Age galleries

  • Fri, Jul 8 , 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Dutch Golden Age galleries

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

An out of focus man with a large beard and wispy hair holds a large crab in his hands.

The Tale of King Crab

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, July 15 | 3:00 & 7:00 p.m. Sat, July 16 | 2:00 p.m. Sun, July 17, 2022
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Rigo de Righi and Zoppis have created an unconventional and thoroughly original fable, juxtaposing images of cinematic grandeur with folkloric idiosyncrasy.

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