Events

Chinese Dragon Faces

Drop-In Workshop: Lunar New Year Dragon Masks

  • 6:00 - 9:00 PM Fri, Feb 8 | 12:00 - 4:00 PM Sat, Feb 9 & Sun, Feb 10, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

To commemorate Lunar New Year, make your own dragon mask out of tag board, paper, and raffia.

A still of two girls from an animated film

The 2019 Academy Award® Nominated Short Films - animated and live action

  • Fri, Feb 8 - Thu, Feb 28, 2019 (dates and times below)
  • Detroit Film Theatre

As in previous years, the 2019 Oscar® Shorts program will present all five nominees in both the short animation and live-action short film categories in one spectacular presentation.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Feb 9 , 2019
  • 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. 

La Santa E Gloriosa Carne, 1993 Ed Fraga

Behind the Seen: To Die Upon a Kiss

  • Sat, Feb 9 , 2019
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Center Line Public Library

Scientists have proven that when experiencing "love," brain cells release dopamine, a natural stimulant, to many regions of the brain that affects human behavior.

A woman carefully working on a large mural

The 2019 Academy Award® Nominated Short Films - Documentary

  • 2:00 PM Sat, Feb 9 | 7:00 P.M. Thu, Feb 14 | 2:00 PM Sat, Feb 23 , 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

We’re delighted to present again this year a program of all of the Academy Award® nominated short documentary films.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Feb 10 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - 3rd Floor

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

Weems

27th Annual Alain Locke Awards

  • Sun, Feb 10 , 2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

The 2019 recipient of FAAAA’s annual Alain Locke International Art Award is photographer and video installation artist Carrie Mae Weems.

“Synthetic Cloud”, 2018, Isabel Toledo, Cuban-American (born 1960) and Ruben Toledo, Cuban-American (born 1961); Nylon. Courtesy of the artists and the Toledo Studio

Thursdays at the Museum: Labor of Love lecture with curator Laurie Ann Farrell

  • Thu, Feb 14 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Every Thursday at 1 p.m. the Detroit Institute of Arts offers programs for adults 55+.

Hearts for Art on the floor in the Native American galleries

Hearts for Art

  • Feb, 15 - Feb, 17, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Vote with a heart for your favorite art!

Young girl smiling while working on art in the art-making studio at the Detroit Institute of Aets

Drop-In Workshop: Open Studio

  • 6:00 - 9:00 PM Fri, Feb 15 | 12:00 - 4:00 PM Sat, Feb 16 & Sun, Feb 17, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

 Create something uniquely personal with a variety of fun and interesting materials in this open-ended Drop-In Workshop.