Events

Jim Henson original Kermit the Frog from 1969

Welcome back, Kermit!

  • Fri, January 17 - late March, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Puppet Cases on 1st Floor

A Kermit the Frog puppet created by Jim Henson in 1969 and donated by him to the DIA in 1971 is going back on display. 

Three pamphlet stitch book examples

MLK Day | Create & Donate Pamphlet Stitch Notebooks

  • Mon, Jan 20 , 2020
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Use an assortment of decorative papers to make a book bound with a traditional form of stitching.

DIA Exterior with Fountain

MLK Day: Detroit Collects Gallery Talks

  • Mon, Jan 20 , 2020
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Docents will be available to discuss artworks in the Detroit Collects exhibition as part of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

A still from King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis of a standoff between a line of police and a line of protesters

King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis

  • Mon, Jan 20 , 2020
  • 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Follows Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from 1955 to 1968, in his rise from regional activist to world-renowned leader of the Civil Rights movement.

Playing chess with the Detroit Chess Club at the DIA

Detroit City Chess Club Open Play

  • Fridays at 4:00 p.m. , 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

Join the Detroit City Chess Club in their regular Friday meet-ups in Prentis Court.

A person hunched over a bench and drawing in the Native American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Jan 24 , 2020
  • 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.

Crayon rubbing

Drop-In Workshop: Printmaking | Crayon Rubbings

  • 6:00 - 9:00 Fri, Jan 24 | 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sat, Jan 25 & Sun, Jan 26, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Use wax crayons and found objects to create one-of-a-kind prints on paper.

Children playing with Artie the Donkey in Prentis Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Games

  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday , 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Look for the Gallery Games cart in Prentis Court by Artie the Donkey for free family fun with take-away games to play in the museum.

Children and gallery teacher in Rivera Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Adventures

  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday , 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Docents will provide pop-up tours and engagement activities for children and their families.

Two patrons drawing in front of an abstract piece

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Jan 25 , 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Modern & Contemporary (2nd Floor)

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

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