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...

"In Between" ("Bar Bahar")

Women's History Month

  • Daily | Thu, Mar 1 - Sun, Mar 25
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

In honor of Women's History Month, the Detroit Institute of Arts offers a variety of events that celebrate the creative contributions of women. Enjoy films, music, an artist demonstration and more. Throughout March, the DI...

DIA Director, Salvador Salort-Pons in Rivera Court

CANCELED: Director's Cut: Italian American Cultural Center

  • Wed, Mar 21
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Italian American Cultural Center

Get to know DIA Director Salvador Salort-Pons and help us build understanding and community connections. 

The Lost Prophecy

The Search for the Lost Prophecy: Author Talk and Book Signing

  • THUR, MAR 22 & FRI, MAR 23
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Join us for a special student event designed for upper elementary and middle school students featuring a book talk and signing with William Meyer, author of The Search for the Lost Prophecy. 

Film: Modern Times

Thursdays at the Museum: Film - Modern Times

  • Thu, Mar 22
  • 1:00 PM

Every Thursday at 1 p.m. the Detroit Institute of Arts offers programs for adults 55+. Complimentary transportation to the museum is provided for groups of 25 or more. For more information on Thursdays at the Museum, call 313.833.4005

Cows at the Opera House and Other Museum Mysteries

Behind the Seen: Cows at the Opera House and other Museum Mysteries

  • Thu, Mar 22
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Clinton-Macomb Public Library

A mystery is defined as something unexplained or inexplicable, or as a person or thing having qualities that arouse curiosity or speculation. The many mysteries of the DIA include stories and images, newly discovered meani...

Voices of Light

Voices of Light (dress rehearsal matinee)

  • Fri, Mar 23
  • 12:00 PM
  • DFT Auditorium

In a rare special event, the Rackham Choir will perform composer Richard Einhorn’s Voices of Light, a powerful oratorio for soloists, choir and orchestra, accompanying a screening of Carl Th. Dreyer’s majestic silent f...

Playing chess with the Detroit Chess Club at the DIA

Detroit City Chess Club Open Play

  • Fridays at 4 p.m.
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

*Chess Club has been cancelled due to weather on Fri, Feb 9.

Join the Detroit City Chess Club in their regular Friday meet-ups in Prentis Court.

Drop In Workshop: Aztec Codex

Drop-In Workshop: Aztec Codex

  • Fri, Mar 23
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Aztec scribes, or writers, used fold-out picture books to record history, calendars, gods, and daily life in their long-ago Mexican communities. Learn more and make one of your own design.