Events

"Crying Girl," 1963, Roy Lichtenstein, American; offset lithograph printed in color on off-white wove paper. Detroit Institute of Arts. 

From Camelot to Kent State: Pop Art, 1960-1975

  • Sun, Feb 17 - Sun, Aug 25, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

From Camelot to Kent State: Pop Art, 1960-1975, includes seventy-three prints, drawings, multiples, and sculpture primarily from the DIA collection.

A black and white photo of Margaret Herz Demant in her home, surrounded by her art.

Extraordinary Eye, Extraordinary Gift: The Legacy of Margaret Herz Demant

  • Sun, Jan 27 - Sun, May 19, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Extraordinary Eye, Extraordinary Gift: The Legacy of Margaret Herz Demant focuses on the patronage and recent bequest of art from a champion of the DIA; a celebration of the life and legacy of Margaret Herz Demant.

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. 

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.

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...

Playing chess with the Detroit Chess Club at the DIA

Detroit City Chess Club Open Play

  • Fridays at 4 p.m. , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

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

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Mar 22 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Arts of Africa (1st Floor)

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

Docent led tour of Rivera Court

The "Big Picture" Guided Tour

  • 6 p.m. Fridays , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Great Hall

Every Friday at 6 p.m. take a free guided tour of the Detroit Institute of Arts' collection.

Art pins example

Drop-In Workshop: Art Pins

  • Fri, Mar 22 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Student Lunchroom

Create one-of-a-kind wearable art pins using a variety of traditional and nontraditional jewelry-making materials.

Life and Nothing More

Life and Nothing More

  • Fri, Mar 22 - 7:00 p.m. | Sat, Mar 23 - 7 p.m. | Sun, Mar 24 - 4:30 p.m. , 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

A compassionate and involving story of an African American single mother, Regina, stressed by her restaurant job and doing her best to raise her two children in northern Florida.

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