Events

DIA Aerial view

The Future of Museums, Public Spaces and Parks

  • Tue, Oct 16
  • 5:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Sir David Adjaye, one of the leading architects of his generation and a global cultural ambassador, will speak at the DIA on the power of architecture to achieve positive social change.

Ursula von Rydingsvard

Ursula von Rydingsvard: Artist Lecture

  • Tue, Oct 16
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Ursula von Rydingsvard’s work is represented in the permanent collections of over 30 museums.

DIA Exterior with Fountain

International Interpretative Approaches to the Exhibition of Islamic Art

  • Thu, Oct 18
  • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Dr. Melissa Forstrom, Assistant Professor at Purchase College-State University of New York, presents her research on Islamic art exhibition in museums worldwide.

Coffin artist Paa Joe standing with a coffin in the shape of a lion

Paa Joe | 2018 African Art Recognition Award

  • Sun, Oct 21
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

On Sunday October 21, the Friends of African and African American Art, a DIA auxiliary, will honor Paa Joe’s lifetime achievement with its 2018 African Art Recognition Award.

Front cover of the book In Broad Daylight

Author Event: In Broad Daylight

  • Sun, Oct 21
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Father Patrick Desbois, author of In Broad Daylight: The Secret Procedures Behind the Holocaust by Bullets, discusses how more than two million Jews were murdered with the help of local inhabitants during the Holocaust.

Bridges Over Flint

Lecture & Reception: Matthew Brandt

  • Thu, Oct 25
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Los Angeles-based artist Matthew Brandt presents a lecture on his experimental photo-based works and discusses his series "Bridges Over Flint."

DIA Exterior with Fountain

Friends of Arts and Flowers 2018 Betsy Campbell Lecture

  • Sat, Oct 27
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

FAF's 2018 Betsy Campbell's Guest speaker: William Thomas, Chanticleer, Wayne, PA (information to be announced)