Events

Visitors using Lumin to enhance their experience in DIA's Rivera Court

Lumin 2.0 Prototype

  • July 24, 2018 - Feb 28, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

We've added new augmented reality stops on our #DIALumin tour, and we need your help in testing them!

Woman using phone to take a photo of a reproduction at a 2017 Inside|Out installation

Inside|Out 2019 Call for Participation

  • Mon, Oct 8 - Fri, Nov 16
  • 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 collection in their cities as part of its popular Inside|Out program.

Manuscript of the “Perfection of Wisdom in Eight Thousand Verses” (Ashtasahasrika Prajnaparamita)

Robert & Katherine Jacobs Asian Wing Opening

  • Opening Nov 4
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

The DIA’s new Robert and Katherine Jacobs Asian Wing presents works of art from the world’s largest continent, featuring recent acquisitions together with longtime DIA treasures coming back onto view .

“Untitled (Group of Portraits from Traveling Photo Studio),” around 1950–60, Unknown Photographer, gelatin silver prints. Detroit Institute of Arts

Lost & Found: Photographs from the DIA’s Collection

  • Aug 26, 2018 - Mar 3, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Lost & Found: Photographs from the DIA’s Collection is a fascinating look at rediscovered photographs (referred to as “found” photography) rescued from attics, resale shops, online sources and the Detroit Institute of Arts’ archives.

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...

DIA Away program brings art to the community

DIA Away: Downtown Detroit Tree Lighting

  • Fri, Nov 16
  • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Campus Martius Park

DIA Away, our mobile creativity experience, will be at the Downtown Detroit Tree Lighting.

Winter Counts

Drop-In Workshop: Winter Counts

  • Fri, Nov 16
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

A winter count was used by Native American communities of the Northern Great Plains to record their histories and to keep track of the passage of years. Use leather and colorful markers to create one of your own. 

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Nov 16
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Native American (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. 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.

Monrovia, Indiana

Monrovia, Indiana

  • 7 p.m. Fri, Nov 16 & Sat, Nov 17 | 2 p.m. Sun, Nov 18
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Showing no signs of slowing down at age 88, the great documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman follows his 2017 Honorary Oscar® for lifetime achievement with one of the most quietly powerful – and possibly controversial – works in his half-century of filmmaking.

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