Events

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

  • Sun, Nov 15, 2020 - Sun, Jun 27, 2021
  • 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.  

A young child leaning against the side of a brick wall, in front of a foggy landscape with a single tree.

DFT @ Home | Identifying Features

  • Jan 22 – Feb 18, 2021

Director Fernanda Valadez has crafted a lyrical, suspenseful tale of both terror and beauty, leading to a startling conclusion.

A family with small children looking at the armor cases in the Detroit Institute of Arts' Great Hall

DIA at Home: School Field Trips from Home

  • Online , 2021

The DIA Education Staff has a number of learning resources available for educators, parents and students, many of which don’t require a visit to the museum.

An adult enjoys making an art project in a Drop-In Workshop at the Detroit Institute of Arts

DIA at Home: For Seniors

  • Online , 2021

An online version of our popular “Thursdays at the Museum” program, these resources help keep seniors (and others of all ages!) learning, exploring and connecting with their DIA.

DIA Inside Out Art Installation at the Fraser Public Library

DIA at Home: Community Partnership Connection

  • Online , 2021

The DIA partners with a wide range of regional non-profit organizations for our weekly programming in the museum.

"First Annual Detroit Blues Festival, Detroit," 1977, Russ Marshall, American; dye-based ink jet print.

Russ Marshall: Detroit Photographs, 1958-2008

  • Nov 15, 2020 - June 27, 2021
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Institute of Arts presents a survey of over 90 photographs by Russ Marshall whose black-and-white imagery was inspired by the Motor City’s streets, architecture, music and factory workers for over 50 years.

Many men in military uniforms standing in military trenches with serious and worried expressions.

DFT @ Home | Blizzard of Souls

  • Jan 15 – Jan 28, 2021

This first film in a weekly series of four countries’ official submissions to the 2021 Best International Feature category of the 2021 Academy Awards® comes from Latvia. 

Two patrons wearing masks in Rivera Court, viewing Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry Murals

Grandparents of Tri-County Michigan – Call for Stories

  • Apply through January 31, 2021

In celebration of Grandparents Day 2021, the Detroit Institute of Arts invites tri-county residents to share 5-minute self-recorded stories on the experience of grandparenting.  

A dark, black and white image of indiscriminate space age architecture

DFT @ Home | Ikarie XB-1

  • Jan 1 - Jan 28, 2021

This pioneering Czechoslovak adaptation melds Cold War ideology and utopian futurism into a tour de force of space-age modernism.

A child in a red jacket squinting up at the sky while standing in a field with tows of transmission towers in the background.

DFT @ Home | The Reason I Jump

  • Jan 8 - Feb 4, 2021

This film takes viewers on a sonic dive into the lives of five nonverbal autistic young people from around the world.

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