Paa Joe and one of his coffins

2017 African Art Recognition Award: Paa Joe

  • Sun, Sep 24
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Join the Friends of African and African American Art and the Department of Africa, Oceania and Indigenous Americas for the 2017 African Arts Recognition Award presentation to world-renowned African coffin artist Joseph Ashong (AKA Paa Joe). 

Dr. Yi-Feng Chiu

Dialogue Between the Light and the Shadow: Introduction to Taiwanese Shadow Puppetry

  • Fri, Sep 29
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Auditorium

Explore the art of shadow puppetry and learn about the history of the art form around the globe and in Taiwan at a talk by Dr. Yi-Feng Chiu.

Thursdays at the Museum: Art Talk "Through Her Eyes II: Women Photographers"

  • Thu, Oct 12
  • 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

This talk will introduce you to the impact of art photography by some of the leading women artists in the 19th and 20th centuries.

English Roses in the Garden

Betsy Campbell Lecture: "English Roses in the Garden"

  • Sat, Oct 14
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

For over 30 years, Michael Marriott has been integral to the development of world-famous David Austin Roses.

The Orpheus Clock

Author Talk: The Orpheus Clock

  • Sun, Oct 15
  • 1:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

As part of the JCC’s 66th Annual Detroit Jewish Book Fair and co-sponsored by the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus, the DIA hosts a talk by Simon Goodman, author of The Orpheus Clock: The Search for My Family's Art Treasures Stolen by the Nazis.

Artist Talk: Mark Bradford

Artist Lecture: Mark Bradford

  • Thu, Oct 19
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Renowned contemporary artist Mark Bradford gives a talk in advance of his monumental commissioned cyclorama of paintings at the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. in November.

Baalbek by Frederic Church

Member Lecture: The Travels of Frederic Edwin Church

  • Fri, Oct 20
  • 6:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Franklin Kelly, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the National Gallery of Art, will speak on "The Travels of Frederic Edwin Church: From The Heart of the Andes to the Mount of Olives and Beyond."

Claude Monet, Rounded Flower Bed (Corbeille de fleurs), c. 1876, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts.

Member Lecture: Framing Our Monet

  • Sat, Oct 21
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

The DIA’s sole painting by Claude Monet—known for nearly 100 years as Gladioli—has long been a favorite among our visitors. But where, why, and how did Monet execute our masterpiece?

Frederic Edwin Church's "Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, March, 1868"

Putting it Together: Organizing the Exhibition, Church: An Artists's Pilgrimage

  • Wed, Oct 25
  • 6:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

DIA curator of American art Kenneth Myers gives a behind-the-scene peek at the work behind Church: An Artist's Pilgrimage.

Monet and Japonisme

  • Wed, Nov 8
  • 6:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

This fall, the Detroit Institute of Arts celebrates its first exhibition dedicated to French Impressionist master Claude Monet in addition to the opening of its newly reinstalled galleries dedicated to Japanese art. Although the two types of art may literally and figuratively seem miles apart, there are a surprising number of connections to explore.