Ofrenda Proposal

2018 Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos - Call for Proposals

  • Submit by Fri, Aug 10
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Institute of Arts, in collaboration with the Mexican Consulate of Detroit, extends an open call for proposals of ofrenda altars or offerings honoring the life and memory of lost loved ones as part of a celebration of the traditions of Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead).

Ofrenda Proposal

Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos—Convocatoria de Propuestas

  • Submit by Fri, Aug 10
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

El Instituto de Artes de Detroit (Detroit Institute of Arts), en colaboración con el Consulado de México en Detroit, extiende una convocatoria de propuestas para ofrendas (altares) honrando la vida y la memoria de seres queridos fallecidos para celebrar la tradición de Día de Muertos.

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.

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...

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.

Children playing with Artie the Donkey in Prentis Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Games

  • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Daily | Extended through 3 p.m. Sat - Sun
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

Play kid-tested and approved games! Look for the Gallery Games cart in Prentis Court by Artie the Donkey for free family fun with take-away games to play in the museum.

Children and gallery teacher in Rivera Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Adventures

  • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Daily starting July 12
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Docents will provide pop-up tours, and engagement activities for children and their families.

Decorated Drumsticks

Drop-In Workshop: Decorated Drumsticks

  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Tue, July 17 & Wed, July 18
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Some musical instruments produce sounds by being struck by sticks, fingers or other hard objects. Make your own drumstick out of colorful materials to play with at home.

Family Tour in Rivera Court

Family Tour: It's a Zoo in Here!

  • 1 & 3 p.m. Daily
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Great Hall

Your guide for family tours awaits in the Great Hall. Weather-permitting, your adventure may include outdoor objects. 

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...