Events

Children playing with Artie the Donkey in Prentis Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Games

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

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

A woman drawing in the American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Aug 18 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - American (2nd Floor)

Explore American Art and create a pencil drawing to take home. 

Portrait of Ava East and one of her black and white illustrations

Light as Curious as Shadow: Artist Demonstration by Ava East

  • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, Aug 17 & Sun, Aug 18, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

Ava East is a Detroit-based multidisciplinary artist and performer focusing on illustration, fine arts, and performance.

Gallery teacher giving a tour to students

Family Tours

  • 1 p.m. Tuesday - Sunday , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Your guide for family tours awaits in the Great Hall. Weather permitting, your adventure may include outdoor objects.

Five women in the same classic Motown outfit, with only one facing front with a microphone

Mosaic Youth Theatre: Now That I Can Dance – Motown 1962

  • 8:00 p.m. Fri, Aug 9 | 8:00 p.m. Sat, Aug 10 | 4:00 p.m. Sun, Aug 11 | 8:00 p.m. Fri, Aug 16 | 8:00 p.m. Sat, Aug 17 | 4:00 p.m. Sun, Aug 18 , 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit, in cooperation with the Motown Museum, returns to the DIA with Now That I Can Dance – Motown 1962 in celebration of Motown’s 60th anniversary.

Performers onstage at 2017's dance festival

Detroit Dance City Festival 2019

  • Tue, Aug 20 - Sun, Aug 25, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Detroit Dance City Festival 2019 is a week-long international festival full of performances, classes, networking and more

Rhythmic Ribbon Batons. Drop-In Workshop activity

Drop-In Workshop: Rhythmic Ribbon Batons

  • 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Tue, Aug 20 - Thu, Aug 22, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

The ribbon baton is used in floor exercises for gymnastic and dance.

Rhythmic Ribbon Batons. Drop-In Workshop activity

Drop-In Workshop: Rhythmic Ribbon Batons

  • Fri, Aug 23 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

The ribbon baton is used in floor exercises for gymnastic and dance.

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.

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