Events

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Nov 11
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Dutch Golden Age (3rd Floor)

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

Ofrenda Proposal

Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos - Artist Talk

  • Sun, Nov 11
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

On the final day to view the sixth annual community exhibition Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos, take part in a discussion with the artists who created the altars on view.

Tibetan Prayer Flags

Thursdays at the Museum: Art-Making Studio - Tibetan Prayer Flags

  • Thu, Nov 15
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Learn how Tibetan prayer flags are made and used while you create your own personal flag to take home.

Tibetan Prayer Flags

Thursdays at the Museum: Art-Making - Tibetan Prayer Flags

  • Thu, Nov 15
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Learn how Tibetan prayer flags are made and used while you create your own personal flag to take home.

 

DIA Away program brings art to the community

DIA Away: Downtown Detroit Tree Lighting

  • Fri, Nov 16
  • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Campus Martius Park

DIA Away, our mobile creativity experience, will be at the Downtown Detroit Tree Lighting.

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Nov 16
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Native American (1st Floor)

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

Winter Counts

Drop-In Workshop: Winter Counts

  • Fri, Nov 16
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

A winter count was used by Native American communities of the Northern Great Plains to record their histories and to keep track of the passage of years. Use leather and colorful markers to create one of your own. 

Monrovia, Indiana

Monrovia, Indiana

  • 7 p.m. Fri, Nov 16 & Sat, Nov 17 | 2 p.m. Sun, Nov 18
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Showing no signs of slowing down at age 88, the great documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman follows his 2017 Honorary Oscar® for lifetime achievement with one of the most quietly powerful – and possibly controversial – works in his half-century of filmmaking.

Grand Band

Friday Night Live! Grand Band

  • 7 & 8:30 p.m. Fri, Nov 16
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Grand Band is a new piano sextet from New York City, featuring what the New York Times called “the Traveling Wilburys of NY’s new-music piano scene.”  

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Nov 17
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - American (2nd Floor)

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