Events

Five examples of doodle art on square paper

Drop-In Workshop: Doodle Art

  • Fri, Oct 4 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Many people doodle as a way of spontaneously expressing ideas. Grab some drawing materials and see what you come up with.

A woman drawing in the American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Oct 4 , 2019
  • 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.

Formosa Roadside Wedding troupe posing with their instruments

Friday Night Live! Formosa Roadside Wedding Banquet

  • Fri, Oct 4 , 2019
  • 7:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Detroit Film Theatre

Formosa Roadside Wedding Banquet is musical theater that celebrates joyous and food-centric Taiwanese wedding rituals

Five examples of doodle art on square paper

Drop-In Workshop: Doodle Art

  • 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, Oct 5 & Sun, Oct 6, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Many people doodle as a way of spontaneously expressing ideas. Grab some drawing materials and see what you come up with.

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Oct 5 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

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

Cartoon of a young girl, on a bright yellow background with the NYICFF logo

DFT Family: NYICFF ¡Viva Kid Flicks!

  • 2:00 p.m. | Sat, Oct 5 & Sun, Oct 6, 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

¡Viva Kid Flicks! celebrates Spanish-language and Latino-themed stories in shorts from around the globe.

Terra cotta busts of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, made in the 18th century by Jean-Antoine Houdon

VCESDA Lecture | The American Connection: Jean Antoine Houdon and His Great American Friends

  • Sat, Oct 5 , 2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Jean Antoine Houdon, the most brilliant sculptor of the French Enlightenment, met many American leaders and personalities, including Benjamin Franklin, John Paul Jones and Thomas Jefferson in Paris. 

A still from the movie Asako I & II with a Japanese man and woman on a motorcylce

Asako I & II

  • 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Sat, Oct 5 | 4:00 p.m. Sun, Oct 6, 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

An intoxicating pop romance, as well as a charming snapshot of the everyday magic and mystery of falling in love.

Terra cotta busts of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, made in the 18th century by Jean-Antoine Houdon

Guests of Honor from the Musée du Louvre: Jean-Antoine Houdon’s Portraits of Americans in the Age of Enlightenment

  • October 6, 2019 - May 3, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Institute of Arts will present a dossier exhibition featuring two masterworks of French eighteenth-century portrait sculpture lent from the Musée du Louvre.

European: Medieval & Renaissance galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Oct 6 , 2019
  • 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.