Events

An image of four of 2018's colorful Ofrenda altarpieces

Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos

  • September 28 - November 10, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

In celebration of Dia de Muertos, the Detroit Institute of Arts, in partnership with Detroit's Mexican Consulate, invite you to explore a community exhibition of ofrenda altars.

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.

Drop-In Workshop : Paper Flower Garden Wall

Drop-In Workshop: Paper Flowers

  • Fri, Oct 18 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Come to the studio to make your own paper versions of the flowers you find in our collection that inspire you.

Kids drawing in the modern and contemporary galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Oct 18 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Modern & Contemporary (2nd Floor)

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

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.

Drop-In Workshop : Paper Flower Garden Wall

Drop-In Workshop: Paper Flowers

  • 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, Oct 19 & Sun, Oct 20, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Come to the studio to make your own paper versions of the flowers you find in our collection that inspire you.

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Oct 19 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

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.

A mass of people from the 20s crowded in a subway car

Alloy Orchestra Presents: Speedy

  • Sun, Oct 20 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Speedy, made in 1928 at the end of the silent era, was the last silent feature to star Harold Lloyd—and one of his funniest.

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