Events

Playing chess with the Detroit Chess Club at the DIA

Detroit City Chess Club Open Play

  • Fridays at 4 p.m.
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

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

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Jan 19
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Contemporary (2nd Floor)

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

Winter Counts

Drop-In Workshop: Winter Counts

  • Fri, Jan 19
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 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.

Winter Counts

Drop-In Workshop: Winter Counts

  • Daily, Sat, Jan 20 until Sun, Jan 21
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • 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.

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Jan 20
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Arts of the Ancient Middle East (1st Floor)

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

Michael Daitch

Art Demo: Weaving with Michael Daitch

  • SAT, JAN 20 FROM 12-4 PM; SUN, JAN 21 FROM 12-4 PM
  • DIA Rivera Court

Michael Daitch specializes in creating and teaching others to create handwoven pieces that are both visually and sensually pleasing. Visitors will have to opportunity to see Michael at work at his loom, ask him questions a...

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Jan 21
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Islamic World (1st Floor)

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

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Jan 21
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Islamic World (1st Floor)

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

Art-Making: Patterns, Symbols, and Designs

Drop-In Workshop: Patterns, Symbols, & Designs

  • Fri, Jan 26
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Use rubber stamps and fabric markers to give your own personal meaning to a decorated piece of silk fabric. 

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Jan 26
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Arts of Africa (1st Floor)

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