Events

Wrist and ankle rattles

Drop-In Workshop: Pontiac Arts Crawl

  • Fri, May 3 , 2019
  • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Downtown Pontiac

Join the DIA at Pontiac Arts Crawl to make a Wrist and Ankle Rattle. Use leather, beads, wire, and metallic markers to create a whimsical musical instrument.

Sandpaper Monoprints

Drop-In Workshop: Sandpaper Monoprints

  • Fri, May 3 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

A monoprint is a single impression of an image made from a reprintable block. Try your hand at this unusual form of printing using sandpaper and crayons.

Kids drawing in the modern and contemporary galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, May 3 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Modern Galleries

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

Chrysta Bell

Friday Night Live! Chrysta Bell

  • 7:00 & 8:30 p.m. | Fri, May 3, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Singer Chrysta Bell‘s voice and musical style has been described as ethereal and sensual.

Gallery teacher giving a tour to students

Educator Appreciation Breakfast

  • Sat, May 4 , 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Get inspired and refreshed with a morning of free, educator-exclusive activities to kick off National Teacher Appreciation Week.

A man working on wood furniture in the Great Hall

Society of American Period Furniture Makers

  • 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, May 4 & Sun, May 5, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Great Hall

Acquire an appreciation for eighteenth-century American furniture with members of the Society of American Furniture Makers.

Sandpaper Monoprints

Drop-In Workshop: Sandpaper Monoprints

  • 12 - 4 p.m. Sat, May 4 & Sun, May 5, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

A monoprint is a single impression of an image made from a reprintable block. Try your hand at this unusual form of printing using sandpaper and crayons.

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, May 4 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Arts of Africa (1st Floor)

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

A person hunched over a bench and drawing in the Native American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, May 5 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 5:00 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 large array of floral arrangements done by Lewis Miller

20th Annual Elizabeth Sites Kuhlman Lecture: Styling Nature in Floral Design

  • Mon, May 6 , 2019
  • 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Lewis Miller is a renowned New York-based floral designer with a background in horticulture and landscape design.