Events

DIA Exterior with Fountain

Thursdays at the Museum: Art Talk with curator Clare Rogan

  • Thu, Nov 8
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

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

FJC Ofrendas artseen

FJC Artseen: Ofrendas Exhibition

  • Thu, Nov 8
  • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

View the Ofrendas exhibition while enjoying heavy hors d'oeuvres .

Chinese Slat Books

Drop-In Workshop: Chinese Slat Books

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

In ancient China, before the invention of paper, documents were made of bamboo or wooden slats. Make your own book using this ancient technique.

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Nov 9
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - American (2nd Floor)

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

Duo 1717

Friday Night Live! Duo 1717

  • 7 & 8:30 p.m. Fri, Nov 9
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Classical crossover duo, baritone Jean Bernard Cerin and pianist Veena K. Kulkarni fuse classical and world music with storytelling, creating a transformative concert experience.

A still from the film Memoir of War (La Douleur)

Memoir of War (La Douleur)

  • 7 p.m. Fri, Nov 9 & Sat, Nov 10 | 2 & 4:30 p.m. Sun, Nov 11
  • Detroit Film Theatre

In Nazi-occupied France in 1944, Marguerite (an incandescent performance by Mélanie Thierry) is a Resistance member along with her husband, Robert Antelme.

A group of artists using potter's wheels in the DIA's brightly colored art-studio

Potter’s Wheel for Teachers

  • 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. or 1 - 3 p.m. Sat, Nov 11
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

In this hands-on class appropriate for all levels, participants will receive individual guidance while making and decorating their own pots on the potter’s wheel, along with tips and resources useful in the classroom.

Chinese Slat Books

Drop-In Workshop: Chinese Slat Books

  • 12 - 4 p.m. | Sat, Nov 10 & Sun, Nov 11
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

In ancient China, before the invention of paper, documents were made of bamboo or wooden slats. Make your own book using this ancient technique.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Nov 10
  • 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.

Yung Shing Le Shadow Puppet Troupe

Puppet Performance: Yung Shing Le Shadow Puppet Troupe

  • Sat, Nov 10
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

In a special partnership with the Michigan Chinese Women Association, the DIA is proud to present Yung Shing Le Shadow Puppet Theatre Troupe of Taiwan.