Events

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Detroit Style: Car Design in the Motor City, 1950–2020

  • Sun, Nov 15, 2020 - Sun, June 5, 2022
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

A selection of paintings and sculptures will highlight the conversation between the American art world and the car culture from the 1950s to the present day.  

Dana Scruggs, Nyadhour, Elevated, Death Valley, California, 2018

The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion

  • Dec 17, 2021 – April 17, 2022
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Vibrant color portraits, conceptual images, and fashion editorial photographs by 15 emerging black photographers are the subject of this exhibition that fuses the genres of art and fashion photography in ways that break down their long-established boundaries. 

Woman and child wearing masks in the African Art galleries at the Detroit Institute of Arts

FAAAA 2022 Membership Drive

  • January 1–February 28, 2022

FAAAA is committed to raising public awareness and appreciation for the artistic legacy of indigenous Africans and peoples of the African Diaspora.

"Flight with Mirror," 2014, Shirley Woodson, American; acrylic on canvas.

Shirley Woodson: Shield of the Nile Reflections

  • Dec 18, 2021 – June 12, 2022
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

With the Shield of the Nile series begun in 1984, Shirley Woodson (b. 1936) has been presenting Black bathers in rivers, a reference to the diasporic myth that the Nile River holds transformative and nurturing benefits for people of African descent.

Permission to Wonder: Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) Educator Workshop

Wayne County High School Art Exhibition | Call for Submissions

  • Submissions due by March 31, 2022

High school art students in Wayne County: submit your work for consideration in the inaugural Wayne County High School Art Exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts. 

An image of Dr. and Mrs. King walking hand in hand through the streets with other Civil Rights leaders

Virtual Streaming | King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis

  • Jan 17 – 21, 2022
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Follows Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from 1955 to 1968, in his rise from regional activist to world-renowned leader of the Civil Rights movement.

The front facade of the Detroit Institute of Arts featuring banners for the exhibition "Humble and Human: Impressionist Era Treasures, an exhibition in Honor of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr."

TATM: No Program

  • Thu, Jan 20 , 2022
  • 1:00 PM

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

A woman with dark brown hair sits on an easel bench and draws on a canvas.

Drawing in the Galleries: Great Hall

  • Fri, Jan 21 , 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Great Hall

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

A conductor in a black tuxedo and bright teal cummerbund conducts an orchestra of string instruments.

Friday Night Live! Michigan Philharmonic: Miniature Masterpieces

  • Fri, Jan 21 , 2022
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

This performance will be presented live in the Detroit Film Theatre.

Refresh, Restore, & Reinvigorate Educator Morning

Refresh, Restore, Revitalize Educator Morning

  • Sat, Jan 22 , 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Join us back in the museum for an educator-exclusive morning focusing on intentional relaxation.

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