Events

Jim Henson original Kermit the Frog from 1969

Welcome back, Kermit!

  • Fri, January 17 - late March, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Puppet Cases on 1st Floor

A Kermit the Frog puppet created by Jim Henson in 1969 and donated by him to the DIA in 1971 is going back on display. 

Playing chess with the Detroit Chess Club at the DIA

CANCELLED Detroit City Chess Club Open Play

  • Fridays at 4 p.m. , 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

Unfortunately, the Detroit City Chess Club will not be meeting on Friday, February 28, 2020.

LaShaun Kotaran

Spoken | The Art of Poetry

  • Fri, Feb 28 , 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Area poets present works inspired by the pieces of art they love the most.  

Young girl drawing in the studio

Drop-In Workshop: Community Quilt Design

  • 6:00 - 9:00 Fri, Feb 28 | 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sat, Feb 29 & Sun, Mar 1, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Learn about the tradition of quilt making and make your own square using scissors, glue, and fabric.

Guests drawing in the Native American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Feb 28 , 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Native American (1st 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 , 2020
  • 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 , 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

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

A woman drawing in a gallery

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Feb 29 , 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Islamic World (1st 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 , 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

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

A still from Princess Kaguya

Hinamatsuri – Japanese Girls’ Day Celebrations

  • Sun, Mar 1 , 2020
  • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

A showcase of traditional arts and modern Japanese culture.

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