Events

Sarah Cahill

Friday Night Live! Sarah Cahill: The Future is Female

  • Fri, Mar 22 - 7:00 & 8:30 p.m. , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Pianist Sarah Cahill’s The Future is Female features the music by women from around the globe, ranging from the 17th century to the present day.

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, Mar 23 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Modern (2nd Floor)

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

Art pins example

Drop-In Workshop: Art Pins

  • Sat, Mar 23 & Sun, Mar 24 | 12:00 - 4:00 p.m., 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Create one-of-a-kind wearable art pins using a variety of traditional and nontraditional jewelry-making materials.

Gallery teacher giving a tour to students

Family Tours | Saturday & Sunday

  • 1 p.m. | Every Saturday & Sunday , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Your guide for family tours awaits in the Great Hall. Weather permitting, your adventure may include outdoor objects.

Lila’s Book

DFT Animation Club: Lila’s Book

  • Sat, Mar 23 - 2:00 p.m. | Sun, Mar 24 - 2:00 p.m., 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Ripped from the pages a children’s book, Lila finds herself trapped in the physical world and discovers that one of her most avid readers, Ramón, has grown up and is beginning to forget her.

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 , 2019
  • 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 ...

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Mar 24 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - American (2nd Floor)

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

Marble bust of a woman

Lecture | Sister Sculptors: American Artists in 19th Century Rome

  • Wed, Mar 27 , 2019
  • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Melissa Dabakis, professor of Art History at Kenyon College in Gambler, Ohio, talks about the lives and works of pioneering American women sculptors.