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

Inside|Out 2020 Call for Participation

  • Tues, Sep 17 - Sun, Nov 17, 2019
  • 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.

An image of four of 2018's colorful Ofrenda altarpieces

Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos

  • September 28 - November 10, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

In celebration of Dia de Muertos, the Detroit Institute of Arts, in partnership with Detroit's Mexican Consulate, invite you to explore a community exhibition of ofrenda altars.

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.

Etude pour "Le Pont de l'Europe" (Study for "Le Pont de l'Europe"), 1876, Gustave Caillebotte, French; oil on canvas. Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York. Photograph by Tom Loonan and Brenda Bieger, courtesy of Albright-Knox Art Galler

Humble and Human: Impressionist Era Treasures from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Detroit Institute of Arts, an Exhibition in Honor of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.

  • Wed, Jun 26 - Sun, Jan 5, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

A selection of more than forty Impressionist and post-Impressionist treasures from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Detroit Institute of Arts.

A man and his dog viewing an Inside|Out piece in Brush Park

Inside|Out 2019

  • Through October 31, 2019

In its tenth year, Inside|Out brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the museum's collection to outdoor venues throughout Metro Detroit.

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...

Homeschool children in the studio

Homeschool Afternoons: Explore, Collaborate and Create with Clay

  • Wed, Oct 16 , 2019
  • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Developed specifically for homeschoolers, this workshop includes a visit to the DIA's art collection and studio art-making experience to help develop skills and creative expression in various media.


"Self-Portrait," 1887, Vincent van Gogh, Dutch; oil on artist board, mounted to wood panel. Detroit Institute of Arts.

Behind the Seen - DIA: The Essentials

  • Wed, Oct 16 , 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Summit on the Park

Explore select DIA artworks to gain an appreciation of the diversity, quality, and world-class status of the museum's collection. 

Sugar Skulls

Thursdays at the Museum: Sugar Skulls

  • Thu, Oct 17 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

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

Playing chess with the Detroit Chess Club at the DIA

Detroit City Chess Club Open Play

  • Fridays at 4:00 p.m. , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

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