Events

Coriolanus

Stratford Festival on Film: Coriolanus

  • Sun, Oct 20 , 2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The last play that Shakespeare is known to have written solo, this is the tale of a fearless military leader, Caius Martius, who’s unpopular with Rome’s common people.

All the King's Men poster

Thursdays at the Museum: All the King's Men (film)

  • Thu, Oct 24 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

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

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Superfest Showcase: Detroit

  • Thu, Oct 24 , 2019
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

For over 30 years, this annual film competition has celebrated cutting-edge cinema that portrays disability in all its diverse, complex, and empowering facets.

Sugar Skulls

Drop-In Workshop: Sugar Skulls

  • Fri, Oct 25 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Learn how sugar skulls are used for Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexican and Mexican American communities while you decorate one of your own.

Four women sitting and drawing in the Modern Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Oct 25 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Modern & Contemporary (2nd Floor)

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

Musicians in a small parlour

Friday Night Live! Jenny Scheinman and Allison Miller’s Parlour Game

  • 7:00 & 8:30 p.m. Fri, Oct 25, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Two of the indie-jazz scene’s foremost instrumentalists unite on a collaboration that intermingles panoramic Americana-infused arrangements with a Brooklyn jazz pocket.

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Los Reyes

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, Oct 25 | 2:00, 4:30 & 7:00 p.m. Sat, Oct 26 , 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

In Santiago, homeless dogs Futbol and Chola are not really homeless at all. Scrappy and irresistible, they live in Los Reyes, the city’s oldest skateboard park.

Sugar Skulls

Drop-In Workshop: Sugar Skulls

  • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, Oct 26 & Sun, Oct 27, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Learn how sugar skulls are used for Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexican and Mexican American communities while you decorate one of your own.

A woman drawing in a gallery

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Oct 26 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Ofrendas Exhibition

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

Seeing the Sacred in Samsara

Seeing the Sacred in Samsara: Lecture with Donald S. Lopez, Jr.

  • Sat, Oct 26 , 2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Renowned Professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of Michigan, Donald S. Lopez, Jr. will discuss his new book, Seeing the Sacred in Samsara.