Events

Blossom Heath Park Gazebo in St. Clair Shores

Inside|Out 2018 Call for Participation

  • OCT 12-NOV 17
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

The DIA is recruiting city representatives, downtown development authorities and arts organizations in communities that are interested in displaying high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the our collection in their cities as part of its popular Inside|Out program.

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.

“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.

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

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

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

Watercolor Postcards

Drop-In Workshop: Watercolor Postcards

  • Fri, Nov 17
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Create postcards of your own design to send to friends and family.

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Nov 17
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - European: Medieval & Renaissance(2nd Floor)

Create a pencil drawing to take home while taking a closer look at the collection

Films of Mohammed Bayoumi with live score by The National Arab Orchestra

Friday Night Live!: Films of Mohamed Bayoumi with live score by The National Arab Orchestra

  • Fri, Nov 17
  • 8:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The Arab American National Museum’s Global Fridays series and the DIA present the world premiere of an original film score written by Michael Ibrahim, founder and director of the National Arab Orchestra, to accompany a screening of rarely-seen silent films from the 1920s and 1930s by pioneering Egyptian director Mohamed Bayoumi.