Events

Drawing in the galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Feb 2 , 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Medieval & Renaissance (2nd Floor)

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

A tour in Rivera Court

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

  • Thu, Feb 6 , 2020
  • 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+.

"Greenwich Village," 1945, Beauford Delaney, American; oil on canvas. Mary Anne and Eugene A. Gargaro Jr. Collection.

Thursdays at the Museum: Pop Up Tours of Detroit Collects

  • Thu, Feb 6 , 2020
  • 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+.

Still of seven women holding some sort of packaging

The 2020 Academy Award® Nominated Short Films: Documentary

  • Various | Feb 6 - 15, 2020
  • Detroit Film Theatre

We’re delighted to present this rich program of all five of the Academy Award® nominated short documentary films.

"Self-Portrait with Monkey," 1938, Frida Kahlo, Mexican; oil on masonite. Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Bequest of A. Conger Goodyear, 1966 (1966:9.10).

Guests of Honor: Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dalí

  • February 7 - September 27, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Important works by Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dalí, presented alongside photographs from the DIA’s collection, documenting the artists’ imaginative, larger-than-life personae.

LaShaun Kotaran

Spoken | The Art of Poetry

  • Fri, Feb 7 , 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Area poets present works inspired by the pieces of art they love the most.  

Drawing in the African American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Feb 7 , 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Native American (1st Floor)

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

Assemblages

Drop-In Workshop: Assemblage

  • 6:00 - 9:00 Fri, Feb 7 | 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sat, Feb 8 & Sun, Feb 9, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Spend some time in the General Motors Center for African American Art galleries.

Image of performers from the Shinx Organization

Friday Night Live! Transitive Vision

  • 6:00 p.m. Fri, Feb 7, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Featuring Distinguished Alumni from the Sphinx Organization.

"Samurai Helmet," 17th Century, Japanese; wood, lacquer, metal, fiber. Detroit Institute of Arts.

A Samurai and A Gentleman: Representations of Power and Knowledge in East Asia

  • Sat, Feb 8 , 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Free workshop for educators. 3.75 SCECHs pending.