Events

Children being taught about art in the Islamic galleries

GooseChase | Self-guided Scavenger Hunt

  • Available on the Goosechase App , 2022

Tour the museum and discover new works with our app-based scavenger hunts.

A woman drawing in a gallery

Drawing in the Galleries: Dutch Golden Age galleries

  • Fri, Aug 12 , 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Dutch Golden Age galleries

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

Example of Scrolls from the art-making studio

Drop-In Workshop: Scrolls

  • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, Aug 13 & Sun, Aug 14, 2022
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Scrolls were used for centuries to keep records and as decoration.

A shadow of a puppet man on a puppet horse over a starry blue background.

The Adventures of Prince Achmed

  • Sat, Aug 13 , 2022
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

Lotte Reiniger’s The Adventures of Prince Achmed premiered in Germany in 1926, whereupon it was immediately hailed as the world’s first feature-length animated film.

Guests drawing in the Native American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries: Native American galleries

  • Fri, Aug 19 , 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Native American galleries

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

A puppet show delivered by hand with the puppeteer partly concealed behind a dark screen

Shan Puppet Theater

  • 12:00 & 3:00 p.m. | Sat, Aug 20, 2022
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The Shan Puppet Theater combines traditional Taiwanese hand puppetry with indigenous Hakka culture, song, and language.

Heather Miller

Artist Demonstration: Illustration with Heather Miller

  • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, Aug 20 & Sun, Aug 21, 2022
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Join Detroit-based Art Director & Illustrator, Heather Miller for a draw-along workshop.

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries: Ancient Cultures of the Americas

  • Fri, Aug 26 , 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Ancient Cultures of the Americas

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

Drawings of a man amongst animals like a ram, monkey, horse, and pig.

Tom Lee's The Great Zodiac Animal Race

  • Sat, Aug 27 , 2022
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

A live-streaming puppet show that will be projected on the DFT's giant screen.

A cartoon featuring a large gorilla in a yellow shirt and a child driving a small red car.

The Ape Star

  • Sat, Sep 3 , 2022
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

A warm tale of love over greed, the joy in the things that make us different, and the life-changing magic of sometimes letting things get a little messy.