Events

Darth Vader, illustration, Star Wars and the Power of Costume

"Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume"

  • May 20 - Sep 30, 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Take a unique journey into the Star Wars™ universe as characters are brought to life through a dramatic presentation of more than 60 original costumes. Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume will closely examine the captivating process of costume design for iconic outfits featured in the first seven films of the Star Wars saga—from Queen Amidala’s lavish gowns to Darth Vader’s imposing black armor.

Children and gallery teacher in Rivera Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Adventures

  • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Daily starting July 12
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

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

Children playing with Artie the Donkey in Prentis Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Games

  • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Daily | Extended through 3 p.m. Sat - Sun
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

Play kid-tested and approved games! 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.

Decorated Drumsticks

Drop-In Workshop: Decorated Drumsticks

  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Tue, July 17 & Wed, July 18
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Some musical instruments produce sounds by being struck by sticks, fingers or other hard objects. Make your own drumstick out of colorful materials to play with at home.

Family Tour in Rivera Court

Family Tour: It's a Zoo in Here!

  • 1 & 3 p.m. Daily
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Great Hall

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

Seven Samurai (1954)

Adventures and Quests: Seven Samurai (1954)

  • Tue, Jul 17
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

One of the greatest action epics of all time, Akira Kurosawa’s masterpiece is the story of seven unemployed sixteenth-century samurais who band together to defend a village of impoverished farmers from a devastating annual raid by vicious bandits. This full-length, three-and-a-half hour version is an immersive, unforgettable experience–a movie that George Lucas lists among his favorites.  

When Worlds Collide (1951)

Space Travel: When Worlds Collide (1951)

  • Wed, Jul 18
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

As a star and a planet approach the Earth on a certain collision course, a team of scientists works feverishly to construct a rocket they hope will become a space age Noah’s Ark, taking a handful of humans and animals to the new planet to restart civilization, at the very moment of our old world’s spectacular destruction.  

 

Decorated Drumsticks

Drop-In Workshop: Decorated Drumsticks

  • 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Thu, July 19 & 12 - 5 p.m. Fri, July 20
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Some musical instruments produce sounds by being struck by sticks, fingers or other hard objects. Make your own drumstick out of colorful materials to play with at home.

It Came From Outer Space (1953)

Alien Encounters: It Came From Outer Space (1953)

  • Thu, Jul 19
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

In this unusually thoughtful sci-fi hit (based on a Ray Bradbury story), an alien spaceship lands on Earth to make emergency repairs, hoping to leave the planet undiscovered. The aliens understand that their physical form will appear so horrible to humans that our prejudice and unfounded fear will result in violence and death to their people.

Photograph of Allie McGee and Carole Harris

Repetition, Rhythm, and Vocab

  • July 20 - Nov 4, 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Repetition, Rhythm, and Vocab presents Detroit artists Carole Harris and Allie McGhee together in homage to the harmony of their improvisational languages and to the city in which they found their voices.

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