Events

Docent led tour of Rivera Court

The "Big Picture" Guided Tour

  • 6 p.m. Fridays , 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Great Hall

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

A person hunched over a bench and drawing in the Native American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Jan 24 , 2020
  • 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.

Michigan Philharmonic

Friday Night Live! Michigan Philharmonic: Miniature Masterpieces

  • 7:00 & 8:30 p.m. Fri, Jan 24, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Miniature Masterpieces features the Michigan Philharmonic performing huge sounding pieces written for small chamber ensembles.

Three people from the film 63 Up, posing with photographs of themselves as children

63 Up

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, Jan 23 | 4:00 & 7:00 p.m. Sat, Jan 25 | 4:00 p.m. Sun, Jan 26, 2020
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Michael Apted’s landmark documentary series, beginning in 1963, followed the lives of a dozen or so British 7-year-olds, checking in with them every seven years.

Children playing with Artie the Donkey in Prentis Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Games

  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday , 2020
  • 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. | Saturday & Sunday , 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

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

Two patrons drawing in front of an abstract piece

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Jan 25 , 2020
  • 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.

Gallery teacher giving a tour to students

Family Tours

  • 1:00 & 3:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday , 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Your guide for family tours awaits by Artie the Donkey. Weather permitting, your adventure may include outdoor objects.

A still from To Be Or Not To Be

To Be Or Not To Be

  • 2:00 p.m. Sat, Jan 25 | 2:00 p.m. Sun, Jan 26, 2020
  • Detroit Film Theatre

This comic yet poignant masterwork stars Jack Benny and Carole Lombard as husband-and-wife actors in Nazi-occupied Warsaw.

A tour stops in front of Kehinde Wiley's "Equestrian Portrait of the Count Duke Olivares"

The "Big Picture" Guided Tour

  • 3 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays , 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Every Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. take a free guided tour of the Detroit Institute of Arts' collection.

Tours depart from the Great Hall at 3 p.m.

The Big Picture Guided Tour is also at 1 p.m. every Tuesday through ...