Events

Docent led tour of Rivera Court

The "Big Picture" Guided Tour (6 p.m. on Fridays)

  • 6 p.m. Fridays , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Great Hall

Every Friday at 6 p.m. take a free guided tour of the Detroit Institute of Arts' collection.

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.

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.

A still of a woman smiling in black and white

Friday Night Live! Marion Hayden and Alvin Waddles perform live score for The Flying Ace

  • Fr, Feb 15 - 7:00 p.m. , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

The Flying Ace is the story of a heroic African American fighter pilot returning home after World War I to resume his career as a railroad detective.

Children playing with Artie the Donkey in Prentis Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Games

  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Saturdays and Sundays , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Look for the Gallery Games cart in Prentis Court by Artie the Donkey for free family fun with take-away games to play in the museum.

Children and gallery teacher in Rivera Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Adventures

  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Saturdays and Sundays , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Docents will provide pop-up tours and engagement activities for children and their families.

Donald Calloway

Artist Demonstration: Hearts of Donald Calloway

  • 12:00 - 4:00 PM Sat, Feb 16 & Sun Feb 17, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, join Detroit multimedia artist Donald Calloway as he displays some of his varied work and helps visitors create art of their own using found objects and a heart motif.

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Feb 16 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Native American (1st Floor)

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

A History Lover's Guide to Detroit

A History Lover's Guide to Detroit: Book Signing Event

  • Sat, Feb 16 , 2019
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - DIA Shop

Join us in the DIA Shop where author Karin Risko will discuss and sign copies of her book, A History Lover's Guide to Detroit

"Crying Girl," 1963, Roy Lichtenstein, American; offset lithograph printed in color on off-white wove paper. Detroit Institute of Arts. 

From Camelot to Kent State: Pop Art, 1960-1975

  • Sun, Feb 17 - Sun, Aug 25, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

From Camelot to Kent State: Pop Art, 1960-1975, includes seventy-three prints, drawings, multiples, and sculpture primarily from the DIA collection.