Events

Visitors using Lumin to enhance their experience in DIA's Rivera Court

Lumin 2.0 Prototype

  • July 24, 2018 - Feb 28, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

We've added new augmented reality stops on our #DIALumin tour, and we need your help in testing them!

Manuscript of the “Perfection of Wisdom in Eight Thousand Verses” (Ashtasahasrika Prajnaparamita)

Robert & Katherine Jacobs Asian Wing Opening

  • Opened Nov 4, 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

The DIA’s new Robert and Katherine Jacobs Asian Wing presents works of art from the world’s largest continent, featuring recent acquisitions together with longtime DIA treasures coming back onto view .

Synthetic Cloud, 2018, Isabel Toledo and Ruben Toledo, Cuban-American; nylon. Courtesy of the artists and the Toledo Studio.

Ruben & Isabel Toledo: Labor of Love

  • Sun, Dec 16, 2018 - Sun, July 7, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Honoring Detroit’s history of industry , modernization and the DIA’s vast permanent collection, artists Ruben and Isabel Toledo present a series of new works in Labor of Love.

“Untitled (Group of Portraits from Traveling Photo Studio),” around 1950–60, Unknown Photographer, gelatin silver prints. Detroit Institute of Arts

Lost & Found: Photographs from the DIA’s Collection

  • Aug 26, 2018 - Mar 3, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Lost & Found: Photographs from the DIA’s Collection is a fascinating look at rediscovered photographs (referred to as “found” photography) rescued from attics, resale shops, online sources and the Detroit Institute of Arts’ archives.

Diego Rivera's "Detroit Industry Murals" with a tour group

The "Big Picture" Guided Tour

  • 1 p.m Tuesday - Sundays , 2019
  • 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...

An aerial photograph of the DIA plaza and surrounding areas

A New Vision for Detroit’s Cultural Center: The DIA Plaza/Midtown Cultural Connections International Design Competition

  • Wednesday, January 23 - Monday, April 1, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Help realize the vision of a gathering place in Midtown Detroit that welcomes everyone and establishes connections between Detroit’s arts and cultural institutions—inspiring an inter-connectivity between our institutions and our citizens. 

An aerial photograph of the DIA plaza and surrounding areas

DIA Plaza/Midtown Cultural Connections Design Competition Finalists Presentations

  • Wed, Jan 23 , 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Join the DIA for presentations by the three finalists of the DIA Plaza/Midtown Cultural Connections Design Competition.

Rivera Court

Behind the Seen: Diego Rivera and the Detroit Industry Murals

  • Wed, Jan 23 , 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Oxford Public Library

Learn the complex and intriguing story behind Diego Rivera and his Detroit Industry murals,which have now been declared a National Historic Landmark.

Self Portrait, 1887, Vincent van Gogh

Behind the Seen: DIA - The Essentials

  • Thu, Jan 24 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Northville Community Center

Explore select DIA artworks to gain an appreciation of the diversity, quality, and world-class status of the museum's collection.

The 39 Steps

Thursdays at the Museum: The 39 Steps

  • Thu, Jan 24 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

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

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