Events

DIA's 9th Annual Community Group Show

DIA's 9th Annual Community Group Show

  • Nov. 15 - Dec. 31
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Walter Gibbs Learning Center

Discover works of art created by participants in the DIA’s Community Group Program, a partnership between the museum and human service agencies in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

Claude Monet, Rounded Flower Bed (Corbeille de fleurs), c. 1876, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts.

Monet: Framing Life

  • Tuesday-Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017-Mar. 4, 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

One ticket sends you on on two artistic adventures -- Monet: Framing Life and Church: A Painter's Pilgrimage. Travel to distinct places and time in history to experience the world as these two artists did.

Museum Closed

  • Thu, Nov 23
  • All Day
Royce Da 5'9" by Jenny Risher

D-Cyphered: Portraits by Jenny Risher

  • Tuesdays thru Sundays, Fri, Aug 4 until Mon, Feb 19
  • All Day

D-Cyphered: Portraits by Jenny Risher will take viewers on a photographic timeline that makes up the story of the Detroit hip-hop scene. Often overlooked by the movements in New York and Los Angeles, Detroit’s hip-hop hi...

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

Chavela

Chavela

  • FRI, NOV 24, 9:45 PM; SAT, NOV 25, 1 PM and SUN, NOV 26, 5 PM
  • DFT Auditorium

(Mexico/Spain/USA/2017—directed by Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi)

Chavela is the captivating look at the unconventional life of beloved singer Chavela Vargas, whose passionate renditions of Mexican music and triumphant ...

“Syria by the Sea,” 1873, Frederic Church, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts.

Church: A Painter's Pilgrimage

  • Tuesday-Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017-Jan. 15, 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

One ticket sends you on on two artistic adventures -- Monet: Framing Life and Church: A Painter's Pilgrimage. Travel to distinct places and time in history to experience the world as these two artists did.

An image from The Square

The Square

  • FRI, NOV 24, 7 PM; SAT, NOV 25, 3:30, 7, & 9:45 PM and SUN, NOV 26, 2 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

(Sweden/2017—directed by Ruben Östlund)

Christian (Claes Bang), the director of a renowned contemporary art museum, is persuaded by his marketing staff that the institution would benefit from a form of bold performance ...

DIA Away

DIA Away: Holly Dickens Festival

  • Fri, Nov 24 - Sun, Dec 10
  • All Day
  • Holly Dickens Festival

DIA Away will be at the Holly Dickens Festival. 

Drop-In Workshop: Finger Puppets

Drop-In Workshop: Finger Puppets

  • Fri, Nov 24
  • 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Education Center

Take a finger from a glove and bring it to life as you decorate it with a variety of art-making materials.