Events

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Feb 23 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Ancient Middle East (1st floor)

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

Two members of Gratitude Steel Band with their instruments

The Gratitude Steel Band

  • 2:00 p.m. | Sat, Feb 23 & Sun, Feb 24, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Bring the family to enjoy the rhythms of the Gratitude Steel Band as they bring their high-energy island style and positivity to a vast array of musical styles.

A woman carefully working on a large mural

The 2019 Academy Award® Nominated Short Films - Documentary

  • Sat, Feb 9, 2:00 p.m | Thu, Feb 14, 7:00 p.m. | Sat, Feb 23, 2:00 p.m., 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

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

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Feb 24 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Contemporary (2nd Floor)

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

Woman in the GM center for African American Art taking a photograph on her phone

Poetry is Art/Art is Poetry

  • Fri, Feb 1 - 6:15, 7:15 & 8:15 p.m. | Sun, Feb 10 & Feb 24 - 12:15, 1:15, & 2:15 p.m., 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

What does your favorite artwork sound like in a poem? Join us in the galleries for a unique literary experience.

DIA Exterior with Fountain

Behind the Seen - DIA: The Essentials

  • Mon, Feb 25 , 2019
  • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Fraser Public Library

Explore select DIA artworks to gain an appreciation of the diversity, quality, and world-class status of the museum's collection.

A woman speaking to a man who's sitting in a small plane

Thursdays at the Museum: The Flying Ace

  • Thu, Feb 28 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

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.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Mar 1 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Islamic World (1st Floor)

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

An example of a handmade scroll

Drop-In Workshop: Scrolls

  • Fri, Mar 1, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Sat, Mar 2, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sun, Mar 3, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Scrolls were used for centuries to keep records and as decoration. Make your own scroll out of simple materials to take home.

Never Look Away

Never Look Away

  • Fri, Mar 1 - 7:00 p.m. | Sat, Mar 2 - 7:00 p.m. | Sun, Mar 3 - 5:00 p.m. | Fri, Mar 8 - 7:00 p.m. | Sat, Mar 9 - 7:00 p.m. | Sun, Mar 10 - 5 p.m. , 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Visually rich and emotionally complex, Never Look Away is Germany’s Foreign Language submission to this year’s Academy Awards®.