Events

Watercolor Postcards

Drop-In Workshop: Watercolor Postcards

  • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, Sep 21 & Sun, Sep 22, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Create postcards of your own design to send to friends and family.

Drawing in the galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Sep 21 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - European (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 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.

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 ...

A man arguing with nuns, one of whom is holding a baby

Christ Stopped at Eboli

  • 7:00 p.m. Sat, Sep 21 | 1:00 p.m. Sun, Sep 22 , 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

In 1935, painter, writer and physician Carlo Levi leaves the train at Eboli (even Christ would go no further), and then enters a world he never knew existed.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Sep 22 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Korean & Japanese (2nd Floor)

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

The Band Wagon poster

Thursdays at the Museum: The Band Wagon (film)

  • Thu, Sep 26 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

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

"Crying Girl," 1963, Roy Lichtenstein, American; offset lithograph printed in color on off-white wove paper. Detroit Institute of Arts. 

Behind the Seen | From Camelot to Kent State: Pop Art, 1960-1975

  • Fri, Sep 27 , 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Costick Center

Explore pieces which both critique and celebrate mass media and popular culture.

Ofrenda, Dia de los Muertos

Ofrendas Preview for Educators

  • Fri, Sep 27 , 2019
  • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Join us for a special, educators-only preview of Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos. 

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Sep 27 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Arts of Africa (1st Floor)

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