Events

Playing chess with the Detroit Chess Club at the DIA

Detroit City Chess Club Open Play

  • Fridays at 4 p.m. , 2019
  • 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 , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Great Hall

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

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Jan 25 , 2019
  • 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. 

Five examples of doodle art on square paper

Drop-In Workshop: Doodle Art

  • Fri, Jan 25, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Sat, Jan 26, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sun, Jan 27, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m., 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Many people doodle as a way of spontaneously expressing ideas. Grab some drawing materials and see what you come up with.

A photo of David Binney in sunglasses in a dark street

Friday Night Live! David Binney

  • 7:00 & 8:30 PM Fri, Jan 25, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Saxophonist David Binney is one of the most prolific jazz musicians on the scene today, as both a performer and composer.

The Guilty

The Guilty

  • Fri, Jan 25, 7:00 p.m. | Sat, Jan 26, 4:00 & 7:00 p.m. | Sun, Jan 27, 2:00 p.m., 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

An edge-of-your-seat portrait of one individual’s moral and professional crisis, The Guilty is Denmark’s official submission for the 2019 Foreign Language Oscar®.

Educator Event

Refresh, Restore, & Revitalize Educator Morning

  • Sat, Jan 26 , 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Join us for an educator-exclusive morning series focusing on the 3 “R”s of intentional relaxation: Refresh, Restore, and Revitalize!  

Children playing with Artie the Donkey in Prentis Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Games

  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Saturdays and Sundays , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Look for the Gallery Games cart in Prentis Court by Artie the Donkey for free family fun with take-away games to play in the museum.

Children and gallery teacher in Rivera Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Adventures

  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Saturdays and Sundays , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Docents will provide pop-up tours and engagement activities for children and their families.

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Jan 26 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Modern & Contemporary (2nd Floor)

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