Events

A black and white photo of Margaret Herz Demant in her home, surrounded by her art.

Friends of African & African-American Art's Out of the Crate Sneak Peek

  • Sat, Jan 26 , 2019
  • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

For over fifty years Margaret Hertz Demant (1926-2018) built a collection with the sole purpose of strategically adding to the DIA's world-class holdings

A black and white photo of Margaret Herz Demant in her home, surrounded by her art.

Extraordinary Eye, Extraordinary Gift: The Legacy of Margaret Herz Demant

  • Sun, Jan 27 - Sun, May 19, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Extraordinary Eye, Extraordinary Gift: The Legacy of Margaret Herz Demant focuses on the patronage and recent bequest of art from a champion of the DIA; a celebration of the life and legacy of Margaret Herz Demant.

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Jan 27 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Dutch Golden Age (3rd Floor)

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

Buster Keaton

The Great Buster

  • Fri, Jan 18, 7:00 P.M. | Sat, Jan 19, 7:00 & 9:30 P.M. | Sun, Jan 20, 2:00 P.M. | Sun, Jan 27, 4:30 P.M., 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

A joyous overview of the work of one of the greatest and most influential artists in cinema history, The Great Buster celebrates the life and career of Buster Keaton.

Behind the Seen: Vogue

Behind the Seen: Vogue

  • Mon, Jan 28 , 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • St. Clair Shores Library

This talk explores costuming and adornment throughout time and demonstrates the many ways that personal, political and cultural identity is communicated through our clothing and body art.

A tour in Rivera Court

Thursdays at the Museum: Highlights of the Permanent Collection (Tour)

  • Thu, Jan 31 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

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

Detroit Women of Art

Trailblazers: Detroit Women of Art

  • Fri, Feb 1 , 2019
  • 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Kresge Court

Join us as we celebrate the life, work and legacy of pioneering artists/educators at a panel discussion with Shirley Woodson and Dr. Cledie Taylor along with gallerist, Dell Pryor.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Feb 1 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - African American (2nd floor)

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

3 examples of printmaking

Drop-In Workshop: Printmaking

  • 6 - 9 p.m. Fr, Feb 1 | 12 - 4 p.m. Sat, Feb 2 & Sun, Feb 3, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Use foam printing plates, water-based inks and a wooden stylus to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind hand-pulled prints on paper.

Woman in the GM center for African American Art taking a photograph on her phone

Poetry is Art/Art is Poetry

  • Fri, Feb 1 - 6:15, 7:15 & 8:15 p.m. | Sun, Feb 10 & Feb 24 - 12:15, 1:15, & 2:15 p.m., 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

What does your favorite artwork sound like in a poem? Join us in the galleries for a unique literary experience.