Events

Teachers taking part in a professional development workshop at the DIA

Taking it Further: The Visual Thinking Strategies for Experienced Practitioners

  • Wed, Aug 7 , 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Art - Holley Room

This one-day workshop is designed for educators and VTS practitioners who have VTS experience. 5 SCECHs pending.

Teachers taking part in a professional development workshop at the DIA

Extending Your Practice: Using Visual Thinking Strategies with Non-Art Subjects

  • Thu, Aug 8 , 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Art - Holley Room

 5 SCECHs pending.

Pop art pins

Drop-In Workshop: Pop Art Pins

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

Create one-of-a-kind wearable art pins using a variety of traditional and nontraditional jewelry-making materials.

Drop-In Workshop : Paper Flower Garden Wall

Off-site Drop-In Workshop at Downtown Days

  • Fri, Aug 9 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Veterans Plaza

Join DIA at Downtown Days and create a Paper Flower.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Aug 9 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Korean & Japanese Art (1st Floor)

Explore Korean & Japanese Art and create a pencil drawing to take home. 

Yuko playing piano

Friday Night Live! Yuko Mabuchi

  • 7:00 & 8:30 p.m. Fri, Aug 8, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Yuko Mabuchi has gained a loyal fan base and a reputation as a virtuoso pianist who also is extremely entertaining and exciting to watch.  

Five women in the same classic Motown outfit, with only one facing front with a microphone

Mosaic Youth Theatre: Now That I Can Dance – Motown 1962

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, Aug 9 | 7:00 p.m. Sat, Aug 10 | 4:00 p.m. Sun, Aug 11 | 7:00 p.m. Fri, Aug 16 | 7:00 p.m. Sat, Aug 17 | 4:00 p.m. Sun, Aug 18 , 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit, in cooperation with the Motown Museum, returns to the DIA with Now That I Can Dance – Motown 1962 in celebration of Motown’s 60th anniversary.

Heraldry

Drop-In Workshop: 36th Annual Shelby Township Art Fair

  • 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Sat, Aug 10 & Sun, Aug 11, 2019
  • Shelby Township Municipal Grounds

Join the DIA at the 36th Annual Shelby Township Art Fair and make a heraldry project.

A man displaying his sketch

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Aug 10 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - American (2nd Floor)

Explore the American, Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau galleries and create a pencil drawing to take home. 

Pop art pins

Drop-In Workshop: Pop Art Pins

  • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, Aug 10 - Sun, Aug 11, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Create one-of-a-kind wearable art pins using a variety of traditional and nontraditional jewelry-making materials.