Events

A woman drawing in a gallery

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Feb 8 , 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - African American (2nd Floor)

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

Examples of quilting

Off-site Drop-In Workshop at ArtFEST

  • Sun, Feb 9 , 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • St. Pauls United Methodist Church

Join DIA at ArtFEST and create a Quilt Design.

A man displaying his sketch

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Feb 9 , 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - European: British & Decorative Arts (3rd Floor)

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

Gone to the Village

Gone to the Village: Royal Funerary Rites for Asantehemaa Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II

  • Sun, Feb 9 , 2020
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

A unique and powerful documentary, beautifully filmed, of the elaborate funerary rites for the Queen Mother of the Asante in Ghana.

April Anue quilt

Thursdays at the Museum: Artist Demonstration with April Anue

  • Thu, Feb 13 , 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+.

A woman drawing in the American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Feb 14 , 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - American (2nd Floor)

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

Collage Portraits

Drop-In Workshop: Collage Portrait

  • 6:00 - 9:00 Fri, Feb 14 | 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sat, Feb 15 & Sun, Feb 16, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

The term collage, derived from the French coller, to glue, describes artwork made from a mix of different materials.

Side-by-side portraits of Toni Morrison and James Baldwin

A Portrait of Toni Morrison & James Baldwin

  • Fri, Feb 14 , 2020
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Celebrate the life and legacy of Toni Morrison and James Baldwin with dramatic readings of work that captured Black life in America.

Don Flemmons in a flat brimmed hat and suspenders, posing with a guitar

Friday Night Live! Dom Flemons

  • 7:00 & 8:30 p.m. Fri, Feb 14, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Dom Flemons pays tribute to the music, culture, and the complex history of the golden era of the Wild West.

"Rustic Cares (Solicitudo Rustica)," ca. 1555-56, Jan and Lucas van Doetecum, Dutch, after Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Netherlandish; etching and engraving. Detroit Institute of Arts

From Bruegel to Rembrandt: Dutch and Flemish Prints and Drawings from 1550 to 1700

  • Feb 15 - July 26, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Starting in the sixteenth-century, Flemish and Dutch artists turned to everyday subjects, describing the landscape and people around them with humor and loving detail.