Events

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...

Gallery teacher giving a tour to students

Family Tours | Saturday & Sunday

  • 1 p.m. Tuesday - Sunday , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

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

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, Oct 13, 2019
  • 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 volunteer speaking to children in Rivera Court

Field Trip Smorgasbord

  • Wed, Jun 26 , 2019
  • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Holley Room

Sit in the learner seat as you experience different field trip options available to preK-12 students at the DIA.

Sunset Boulevard

Thursdays at the Museum: Sunset Boulevard (film)

  • Thu, Jun 27 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

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

Examples of tambourines made out of paper plates

Off-site Drop-In Workshop at Trenton Summer Festival

  • 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Fri, June 28 - Sun, June 30 , 2019
  • Trenton City Hall

Join DIA at Trenton Summer Festival and create a Tambourine. Learn about the history of this percussion instrument and make a simple version of your own.

Shrinky dink examples

Drop-In Workshop: Shrinky Dink Key Chains

  • Fri, Jun 28 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Create a fun design on plastic and then watch it shrink down.

Playing chess with the Detroit Chess Club at the DIA

CANCELLED Detroit City Chess Club Open Play

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

Unfortunately, the Detroit City Chess Club will not be meeting on Friday, June 28  , 2019.

Docent led tour of Rivera Court

The "Big Picture" Guided Tour

  • 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.

A woman drawing in the American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Jun 28 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - American (2nd Floor)

Explore American Art and create a pencil drawing to take home.