Events

Chai Wan Four, Jane Hammond, American, selenium-toned gelatin silver print, 2008. Copyright Jane Hammond

Making Home: Contemporary Works From the DIA

  • DEC 1, 2017-JUNE 6, 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Making Home: Contemporary Works from the DIA presents a range of works by artists from the DIA’s collections of Prints, Drawings and Photographs and Contemporary art that are concerned with idealistic representations of home. Around 50 works in a variety of media both affirm common symbols of domestic space and question popular ideas of home as a symbol of comfort, belonging and permanency.

Inside|Out 2017 in Lafayette Park

Inside|Out 2018

  • Spring and Summer

The Detroit Institute of Arts' popular program, Inside|Out, returns for its ninth year! Inside|Out brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the museum's collection to outdoor venues throughout Metro Detroit.

Jordan Williams, Untitled, Photography, grade 12, Renaissance High School, Teacher: Odette Duke

81st Detroit Public Schools Community District Student Exhibition

  • Apr 14 - May 13, 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

This annual exhibition features hundreds of imaginative works created by Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) students in grades K-12, ranging from paintings, prints, drawings, photography, ceramics, videos, jewelry and more. 

Detroit Tigers 1968 World Champions ball, 1969, pen and ink on leather. Artist: George Sosnak.

Play Ball! Baseball at the DIA

  • Tuesday-Sunday, Mar 29 - Sep 16
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Take a step back in time and celebrate the great American pastime of baseball at Play Ball! Baseball at the DIA, featuring items from the Michigan-based E. Powell Miller collection and the Detroit Institute of Arts. This e...

Erroll Garner: No One Can Hear You Read

Thursdays at the Museum: Film "Erroll Garner: No One Can Hear You Read"

  • Thu, Apr 26
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Every Thursday at 1 p.m. the Detroit Institute of Arts offers programs for adults 55+.

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.

Docent led tour of Rivera Court

The "Big Picture" Guided Tour (6 p.m. on Fridays)

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

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

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Apr 27
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Great Hall

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

Stained Glass

Drop-In Workshop: Stained Glass

  • Fri, Apr 27
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Have fun creating your very own stained glass art project using paper and colored cellophane.

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