Events

Children playing with Artie the Donkey in Prentis Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Games

  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday , 2019
  • 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 , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

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

Papel Picado, Drop-In Workshop

Drop-In Workshop: Papel Picado

  • 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, Oct 14 & Sun, Oct 15, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Make your own Papel Picado, which literally means “punched” or “perforated” paper.

A woman drawing in the American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Dec 14 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - American Art Nouveau (2nd Floor)

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

Gallery teacher giving a tour to students

Family Tours

  • 1:00 & 3:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Your guide for family tours awaits by Artie the Donkey. Weather permitting, your adventure may include outdoor objects.

Reg Pettibone, in traditional Native American dress, performs in the Detroit Institute of Arts' Rivera Court

Stories and Dances of the Ho-Chunk Nation

  • 2:00 p.m. | Sat, Dec 14 & Sun, Dec 15, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Reg Pettibone, and members of his family provide an understanding of true Native American culture through dance, song, and narration.

A few children drawing at easels

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Dec 15 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Ancient Middle East (1st Floor)

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

DIA Conservators working on Anselm Kiefer's "Das Geviert"

Conservation Live is back!

  • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. | Thursdays and Fridays until Jan, 10, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Watch DIA conservators at work preparing Das Geviert by Anselm Kiefer to be taken off view.

Playing chess with the Detroit Chess Club at the DIA

Detroit City Chess Club Open Play

  • Fridays at 4:00 p.m. , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

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

A woman drawing in the American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Dec 20 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - American (2nd Floor)

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

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