Events

Mahogany Jones

Black History Month: A Night Celebrating Creativity and Movement

  • FRI, FEB 2 from 12 NOON-2 a.m.
  • Detroit Institute of Art - various locations

The DIA kicks off Black History Month with a late night celebration, remaining open until 2 a.m. Highlights of the event include a reading by U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith and a performance by Mahogany Jones. Other eve...

Tracy Smith

Black History Month 2018

  • Fri, Feb 2 - Fri, Feb 23
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Celebrate Black History Month at the DIA with a full month of programming celebrating black creativity and artists.

Tracy Smith

Tracy K. Smith, U.S. Poet Laureate

  • Fri, Feb 2
  • 7:00 PM
  • DFT Auditorium

Celebrate the start of Black History Month with a lecture and reading by U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith. Smith is the author of three books of poetry: The Body's Question (2003), which won the Cave Canem prize for the b...

Willie Cole

26th Annual Alain Locke Awards

  • Sun, Feb 4
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Friends of African and African American Art are a society of individuals who are dedicated to the promotion and understanding of African American culture.

Stanley Nelson

An Evening with Stanley Nelson

  • Thu, Mar 1
  • 7:30 PM
  • DFT Auditorium - enter on John R

Winner of Peabody and Emmy Awards, as well as a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (“genius grant”), documentary director, writer and producer Stanley Nelson has created a body of work that includes Tell Them We Are Risin...

Voices of Light

Voices of Light (dress rehearsal matinee)

  • Fri, Mar 23
  • 12:00 PM
  • DFT Auditorium

In a rare special event, the Rackham Choir will perform composer Richard Einhorn’s Voices of Light, a powerful oratorio for soloists, choir and orchestra, accompanying a screening of Carl Th. Dreyer’s majestic silent f...

Voices of Light

Voices of Light

  • SAT, MAR 24 at 8 PM; SUN, MAR 25 at 3 PM
  • DFT Auditorium

In a rare special event, the Rackham Choir will perform composer Richard Einhorn’s Voices of Light, a powerful oratorio for soloists, choir and orchestra, accompanying a screening of Carl Th. Dreyer’s majestic silent f...

Save the Date: Friends of Art and Flower's 2018 Elizabeth Sites Kuhlman Lecture & Luncheon

  • Mon, Apr 23
  • 10:30 AM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Mark your calendar for this exciting annual event.