Inside|Out 2017 in Lafayette Park

Inside|Out 2018

  • Spring and Summer

The Detroit Institute of Arts' popular program, Inside|Out, returns for its ninth year! Inside|Out brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the museum's collection to outdoor venues throughout Metro Detroit.

Detroit Tigers 1968 World Champions ball, 1969, pen and ink on leather. Artist: George Sosnak.

Play Ball! Baseball at the DIA

  • Tuesday-Sunday, Mar 29 - Sep 16
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Take a step back in time and celebrate the great American pastime of baseball at Play Ball! Baseball at the DIA, featuring items from the Michigan-based E. Powell Miller collection and the Detroit Institute of Arts. This e...

Darth Vader, illustration, Star Wars and the Power of Costume

"Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume"

  • May 20 - Sep 30, 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Take a unique journey into the Star Wars™ universe as characters are brought to life through a dramatic presentation of more than 60 original costumes. Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume will closely examine the captivating process of costume design for iconic outfits featured in the first seven films of the Star Wars saga—from Queen Amidala’s lavish gowns to Darth Vader’s imposing black armor.

Chai Wan Four, Jane Hammond, American, selenium-toned gelatin silver print, 2008. Copyright Jane Hammond

Making Home: Contemporary Works From the DIA

  • DEC 1, 2017-JUNE 6, 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Making Home: Contemporary Works from the DIA presents a range of works by artists from the DIA’s collections of Prints, Drawings and Photographs and Contemporary art that are concerned with idealistic representations of home. Around 50 works in a variety of media both affirm common symbols of domestic space and question popular ideas of home as a symbol of comfort, belonging and permanency.

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.

Tours depart from the Great Hall at 1 p.m.

The Big Picture Guided Tour is also at 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday...

The Piper, 1953. Huey Lee-Smith

Behind the Seen - In Our Own Voice: African American Art

  • Wed, May 23
  • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Bloomfield Township Senior Services

Enhance your awareness of the creative contributions of African Americans from the 19th century through the present day. This talk provides a lens to examine issues of race, gender, politics and culture.

DIA Away at the Mall at Partridge Creek

DIA Away: Walled Lake Schools K-12 Art Exhibition

  • Wed, May 23
  • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Commerce Township Community Library

DIA Away is a fully furnished, vibrantly designed 53' double-expandable trailer. Inside, families and visitors of all ages will discover some of the ways artists think, then have the opportunity to try out creative thinking skills at digital and hands-on stations. Visitors will be surprised and inspired to discover the connections between themselves and the ways artists think and work.

Casablanca, dir. Michael Cutiz. Color poster

Thursdays at the Museum: Film "Casablanca"

  • Thu, May 24
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Every Thursday at 1 p.m. the Detroit Institute of Arts offers programs for adults 55+.

“Laura and Brady in the Shadow of Our House,” 1994, Abelardo Morell, gelatin silver print. Courtesy of Abelardo Morell and Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York. Detroit Institute of Arts

Creative Inspiration: Making Home Literary Readings

  • Thu, May 24
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Source Booksellers

Join the Detroit Institute of Arts at Source Booksellers for a public reading in conjunction with the exhibition Making Home: Contemporary Works from the DIA, the debut exhibition from curators Taylor Aldridge's and Lucy Mensah.  

ArtLab J’s 6th Annual Spring Dance Concert

ArtLab J’s 6th Annual Spring Dance Concert

  • Thu, May 24
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

ArtLab J invites you to celebrate another a successful year of dance in Detroit! Dedicated to the art of dance in the city of Detroit, Artlab J strives to create spaces where people of all ages and abilities can learn and grow through dance. The Spring Concert will feature new works by ArtLab J's professional, pre-professional and grown-up companies as well as other local dance groups.