Events

"On Anchor bay, Lake St. Clair, Michigan," 2010, Jeff Gaydash, American. Collection of the artist.

Michigan’s Great Lakes: Photographs by Jeff Gaydash

  • Nov 16, 2019 - May 3, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Large-scale photographs of Lakes Erie, Huron, Michigan and Superior are the subject of this exhibition by Detroit area photographer Jeff Gaydash.

"The Wedding Dance," 1566, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Netherlandish; oil on wood panel. Detroit Institute of Arts.

Bruegel's “The Wedding Dance” Revealed

  • Sat, Dec 14, 2019 - Sun, Aug 30, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

This exhibition celebrates one of the DIA's most iconic paintings, Pieter Bruegel's The Wedding Dance (1566) on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the artist's death.

Terra cotta busts of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, made in the 18th century by Jean-Antoine Houdon

Guests of Honor from the Musée du Louvre: Jean-Antoine Houdon’s Portraits of Americans in the Age of Enlightenment

  • October 6, 2019 - May 3, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Institute of Arts will present a dossier exhibition featuring two masterworks of French eighteenth-century portrait sculpture lent from the Musée du Louvre.

"All Blues," 2008, Allie McGhee, American; mix/canvas. From the private collection of Nettie Seabrooks.

Detroit Collects: Selections of African American Art from Private Collections

  • November 12, 2019 - March 15, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Explore the rich history of collecting of African American Art in the Detroit region by private collectors, featuring works by Romare Bearden, Al Loving, Charles McGee and Alison Saar. 

Jim Henson original Kermit the Frog from 1969

Welcome back, Kermit!

  • Fri, January 17 - late March, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Puppet Cases on 1st Floor

A Kermit the Frog puppet created by Jim Henson in 1969 and donated by him to the DIA in 1971 is going back on display. 

Three pamphlet stitch book examples

MLK Day | Create & Donate Pamphlet Stitch Notebooks

  • Mon, Jan 20 , 2020
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Use an assortment of decorative papers to make a book bound with a traditional form of stitching.

DIA Exterior with Fountain

MLK Day: Detroit Collects Gallery Talks

  • Mon, Jan 20 , 2020
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Docents will be available to discuss artworks in the Detroit Collects exhibition as part of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

A still from King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis of a standoff between a line of police and a line of protesters

King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis

  • Mon, Jan 20 , 2020
  • 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Follows Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from 1955 to 1968, in his rise from regional activist to world-renowned leader of the Civil Rights movement.

Diego Rivera's "Detroit Industry Murals" with a tour group

The "Big Picture" Guided Tour

  • 1 p.m Tuesday - Sundays , 2020
  • 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...

Still from the Lavender Hill Mob

Thursdays at the Museum: Film - The Lavender Hill Mob

  • Thu, Jan 23 , 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

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

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