Events

Alice Guy-Blache

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, July 26 | 4:00 & 7:00 p.m. Sat, July 27 | 2:00 & 4:30 p.m. Sun, July 28 , 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Almost completely forgotten until now, Alice Guy-Blaché entered the movie business at its very beginning—in 1894, when she was just 21.

Example of simple adornments

Off-site Drop-In Workshop at Maker Faire Detroit

  • 10:00 - 5:00 p.m. Sat, July 27 & Sun, July 28, 2019
  • The Henry Ford

Join DIA at Maker Faire Detroit and create a Simple Adornment.

Folk art spinners made with paper and toothpicks

Off-site Drop-In Workshop at Pioneer Reunion & Social

  • Sat, Jul 27 , 2019
  • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Pine Grove

Join DIA at Pioneer Reunion & Social and create a Folk Art Toy: Spinner.

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Jul 27 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Islamic Art (1st Floor)

Explore Islamic Art and create a pencil drawing to take home. 

Drop-In Workshop: Uchiwa

Drop-In Workshop: Uchiwa

  • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, July 27 & Sun, July 28, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Uchiwa is a particular style of paper fan that is common in Japan. Learn about the tradition of making uchiwa as you create a fan of your own.

Two patrons drawing in front of an abstract piece

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Jul 28 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Modern Art (2nd Floor)

Explore Modern Art and create a pencil drawing to take home. 

Handmade bookmarks on top of an open book

Drop-In Workshop: Bookmarks

  • 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Tue, July 30 - Thu, Aug 1, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Use markers, gel pens and collage papers to make your own bookmarks.

Gallery teacher giving a tour to students

Thursdays at the Museum: DIA from A-Z (Tour)

  • Thu, Aug 1 , 2019
  • 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+.

Handmade bookmarks on top of an open book

Drop-In Workshop: Bookmarks

  • Fri, Aug 2 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Use markers, gel pens and collage papers to make your own bookmarks.

A woman sitting and drawing in a renaissance art gallery

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Aug 2 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Medieval & Renaissance (2nd Floor)

Explore the European: Medieval & Renaissance galleries and create a pencil drawing to take home.