Events

Guests drawing in the Native American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries: Native American galleries

  • Fri, Aug 19 , 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Native American galleries

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

A puppet show delivered by hand with the puppeteer partly concealed behind a dark screen

Shan Puppet Theater

  • 12:00 & 3:00 p.m. | Sat, Aug 20, 2022
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The Shan Puppet Theater combines traditional Taiwanese hand puppetry with indigenous Hakka culture, song, and language.

Heather Miller

Artist Demonstration: Illustration with Heather Miller

  • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, Aug 20 & Sun, Aug 21, 2022
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Join Detroit-based Art Director & Illustrator, Heather Miller for a draw-along workshop.

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries: Ancient Cultures of the Americas

  • Fri, Aug 26 , 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Ancient Cultures of the Americas

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

Michael Malis

Friday Night Live! Michael Malis: From Darkness We Awaken

  • Fri, Aug 26 , 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

This special Friday Night Live performance will be the world premiere of From Darkness We Awaken, a new suite by composer, improviser, and pianist Michael Malis. 

A man in a cozy sweater and curly white hair leans against the front window of Hello, Bookstore, where those words are printed.

Hello, Bookstore

  • 7:00 p.m. Sat, Aug 27 | 2:00 p.m. Sun, Aug 28, 2022
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

In the shadow of the pandemic, a small town rallies to protect a beloved local bookstore in its hour of need.

Drawings of a man amongst animals like a ram, monkey, horse, and pig.

Tom Lee's The Great Zodiac Animal Race

  • Sat, Aug 27 , 2022
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

A live-streaming puppet show that will be projected on the DFT's giant screen.

A man stands bundled up in a jacket and scarf on a beach with the city behind him

Distant (Uzak)

  • 7:00 p.m. Sat, Sep 3 | 2:00 p.m. Sun, Sep 4 2022
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

A subtly comic psychological dance that can’t help but suggest an austere yet witty Turkish tribute to Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple.

A cartoon featuring a large gorilla in a yellow shirt and a child driving a small red car.

The Ape Star

  • Sat, Sep 3 , 2022
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

A warm tale of love over greed, the joy in the things that make us different, and the life-changing magic of sometimes letting things get a little messy.

A portrait photo of Kenny Schachter

FMCA presents lecture by Kenny Schachter

  • Tue, Sep 6 , 2022
  • 6:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

"Dead on arrival. Or not? The present state of crypto and the future prospects for NFTs"