Events

Kelly Church - Black Ash Basket Weaving

Artist Demonstration: Kelly Church - Black Ash Basket Weaving

  • 12 - 4 p.m. | Sat, Nov 17 & Sun, Nov 18
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

Kelly Church is a fifth-generation black ash basket weaver and is a member of the Matchi -be-nash-she-wish Tribe.

Winter Counts

Drop-In Workshop: Winter Counts

  • 12 - 4 p.m. | Sat, Nov 17 & Sun, Nov 18
  • 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. 

A still from the film Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

  • 4 p.m. Sat, Nov 17 | 4:45 p.m. Sun, Nov 18
  • Detroit Film Theatre

One of the most influential and important artists of our era, Ryuichi Sakamoto has had a prolific career spanning over four decades.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Nov 18
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Modern (2nd Floor)

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

City Wide Poets Showcase featuring Britteney Blk Rose Kapri

Inside|Out Literary Arts Project: City Wide Poets Showcase

  • Sun, Nov 18
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Kresge Court

Citywide Poets is InsideOut's award-winning after-school program geared towards creating a community of young artists in metro Detroit.

Children and gallery teacher in Rivera Court

Detroit Institute of Awesome: Thanksgiving Break

  • Fri, Nov 23
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Families can visit the DIA for free fun on Friday, Nov. 23. Gallery Adventures will take place in the Dutch galleries on the third floor, or pick up Gallery Games in Prentis Court.

A still from The Joshua Show

Puppet Performance: The Joshua Show

  • 2 p.m. | Fri, Nov 23 - Sun, Nov 25
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Spend your afternoon with award-winning puppeteer, Joshua Holden.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Nov 23
  • 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.

Drop-In Workshop: Picture Frames

Drop-In Workshop: Picture Frames with Polaroids

  • Fri, Nov 23
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Use a variety of art-making materials, including beads, markers and colorful wire, to decorate a 5-by-7 inch frame made from corrugated cardboard.

John Pizzarelli Trio

Friday Night Live! John Pizzarelli Trio

  • 7 & 8:30 p.m. Fri, Nov 23
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

World-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli has been hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz.”