Events

Drawing in the African American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Sep 15 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - African American (2nd Floor)

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

Luminaries

Drop-In Workshop: Luminaries

  • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, Sep 14 & Sun, Sep 15, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Explore infinite patterns and colors using tissue paper on a simple glass jar that you can illuminate at home with a small candle, like a tea light.

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...

Detroit Design month masthead

Detroit's Design DNA | The 1949 "For Modern Living Exhibition": Legacy and Lessons

  • Sun, Sep 15 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Join art historian Deborah Lubera Kawsky to explore a watershed moment in Detroit design history: the 1949 For Modern Living Exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Gallery teacher giving a tour to students

Family Tours

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

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

Black and white illustration of a cat, on a bright pink background with NYICFF logo

DFT Family: NYICFF Kid Flicks Two

  • 2:00 p.m. | Sat, Sep 14 & Sun, Sep 15, 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

NYICFF Kid Flicks Two features audience favorites and award-winners from the 2019 New York International Children’s Film Festival.

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 ...

Two maids in a packed laundry room

The Chambermaid

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, Sep 13 | 4:00 & 7:00 p.m. Sat, Sep 14 | 4:00 p.m. Sun, Sep 15, 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Director Lila Avilés turns the monotonous workday of Eve, a chambermaid at a high-end Mexico City hotel, into a marvelously observed film of rich, indelible detail.

Flowers in a Glass Vase, 1704. Rachel Ruysch. Dutch

Behind the Seen | Through Her Eyes I: Women Artists

  • Wed, Sep 18 , 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Older Person's Commission

Viewing the work of women artists in the DIA's Collection heightens awareness of the creative contributions of women across cultures and time.

An example of a scroll

Thursdays at the Museum: Scrolls

  • Thu, Sep 19 , 2019
  • 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+.