Events

Woman sitting at an easel and drawing in the Medieval & Renaissance galleries at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Drawing in the Galleries: Medieval & Renaissance galleries

  • Fri, Jul 15 , 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Medieval & Renaissance galleries

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

A colorful collage created by Karianne Spens-Hanna

Artist Demonstration: Mixed Media and Melodies with Karianne Spens-Hanna

  • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, July 16 & Sun, July 17, 2022
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Join Detroit-based artist, Karianne Spens-Hanna for a Mixed Media and Melodies workshop!

A black man speaks passionately into a microphone and gestures with his other hand which is blurry on the still image.

Concert of Colors: Unity In Diversity

  • Wed, Jul 20 , 2022
  • 7:30 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

This retrospective film celebrates 30 years of the Concert of Colors, all that was achieved and all the work still ahead.

The members of Dhaka Baraka standing in a winter scene with large, black and white fur garments and hats.

Concert of Colors: DhakaBaraka

  • Thu, Jul 21 , 2022
  • 8:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

DakhaBrakha is a world-music quartet from Kyiv, Ukraine.

Dawood Bey, Fred Stewart and Tyler Collins from Birmingham: Four Girls, Two Boys, 2014. Pigment print on paper. Museum purchase Coville Photographer Fund, 2015.69.5.

Conscious Response: Photographers Changing the Way We See

  • July 22, 2022 – January 8, 2023
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Conscious Response explores the history of visual storytelling and image-making as seen through the eyes of over 25 artists.

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries: Arts of Africa

  • Fri, Jul 22 , 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - African Galleries

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

Container rattles

Drop-In Workshop: Container Rattles

  • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, July 23 & Sun, July 24, 2022
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Small containers and boxes morph into fantastic percussion instruments when dried beans, rice, feathers and fun papers are added.

A woman with medium-dark skin and big, brown curly hair smiles at the camera with dark purple tinted lips and bright pink eyeshadow.

Concert of Colors: Nafada: Arab Women in Hip Hop

  • Sat, Jul 23 , 2022
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

Detroit-based electronic/industrial outfit Nafada is a remarkable collaboration of some of the leading female hip-hop artists from Africa and the Middle East,

Alice Coltrane playing the harp

Concert of Colors: Marion Hayden Presents Eternal Spirit: The Music of Alice Coltrane

  • Sat, Jul 23 , 2022
  • 5:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

Eternal Spirit: the Music of Alice Coltrane is a multi-generational tribute to a singular figure in the history of American jazz.

A man in a white leather jacket and aviator sunglasses sits on a leather chair and looks off to the side.

Concert of Colors: Karsh Kale

  • Sat, Jul 23 , 2022
  • 8:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

The word prolific barely begins to describe Karsh Kale’s storied career. The British-born producer and multi-instrumentalist of Indian heritage has spent the last two decades zigzagging the world, headlining major festiv...