Events

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.

Motown Legends Gospel Choir

Motown Legends Gospel Choir: Aretha Franklin Tribute

  • Fri, Feb 1 - 7:00 p.m. , 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

In honor of the late Aretha Franklin, the Motown Legends Gospel Choir will perform a tribute recital in the historic DIA Auditorium.

Black and white photo of step dancers in sync

Greek Step Show Finale!

  • Fri, Feb 1 , 2019
  • 9:30 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Close out the night with the pride and energy of Greek organizations as we celebrate the African American tradition of college stepping. 

A volunteer speaking to children in Rivera Court

STEAM Power: Using the DIA as a Resource for Project Based Learning

  • Sat, Feb 2 , 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Holley Room

You will discover ways in which the DIA’s collection can put the “A” (Art) in your STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) teaching.  

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Feb 2 , 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.