Events

Sphinx Virtuosi

Sphinx Virtuosi

  • Sat, Oct 20
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Comprised of 18 of the nation’s top Black and Latino classical soloists, these alumni of the internationally renowned Sphinx Competition come together each fall as cultural ambassadors to reach new audiences.

A tour stops in front of Kehinde Wiley's "Equestrian Portrait of the Count Duke Olivares"

The "Big Picture" Guided Tour (3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays)

  • 3 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Every Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. take a free guided tour of the Detroit Institute of Arts' collection.

Tours depart from the Great Hall at 3 p.m.

The Big Picture Guided Tour is also at 1 p.m. every Tuesday through ...

ARABY (Arábia)

ARABY (Arábia)

  • 7 & 9:30 p.m. Sat, Oct 20 | 4:30 p.m. Sun, Oct 21
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Delicately written and unpredictable, Araby begins as a fable-like road movie about one young man who begins a journey in hopes of improving his life.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Oct 21
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Islamic World (1st Floor)

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

Coffin artist Paa Joe standing with a coffin in the shape of a lion

2018 Margaret H. Demant Awards | Paa Joe

  • Sun, Oct 21
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

On Sunday October 21, the Friends of African and African American Art, a DIA auxiliary, will honor Paa Joe’s lifetime achievement with its 2018 African Art Recognition Award.

Front cover of the book In Broad Daylight

Author Event: In Broad Daylight

  • Sun, Oct 21
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Father Patrick Desbois, author of In Broad Daylight: The Secret Procedures Behind the Holocaust by Bullets, discusses how more than two million Jews were murdered with the help of local inhabitants during the Holocaust.

Rivera Court

Behind the Seen: Diego Rivera and the Detroit Industry Murals

  • Mon, Oct 22
  • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Walled Lake City Library

Learn the complex and intriguing story behind Diego Rivera and his Detroit Industry murals, which have been declared a National Historic Landmark.

A Brief History of Time

Thursdays at the Museum: A Brief History of Time

  • Thu, Oct 25
  • 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Featuring remarkable interviews with Hawking, his friends and colleagues. 

Michigan Divided

Michigan Divided

  • Thu, Oct 25
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Bridge Magazine spent 2017 chronicling the lives of Michigan voters across the political spectrum.

Bridges Over Flint

Lecture & Reception: Matthew Brandt

  • Thu, Oct 25
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Los Angeles-based artist Matthew Brandt presents a lecture on his experimental photo-based works and discusses his series "Bridges Over Flint."