Events

Children playing with Artie the Donkey in Prentis Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Games

  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Saturdays and Sundays , 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. | Saturdays and Sundays , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

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

Donald Calloway

Artist Demonstration: Hearts of Donald Calloway

  • 12:00 - 4:00 PM Sat, Feb 16 & Sun Feb 17, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, join Detroit multimedia artist Donald Calloway as he displays some of his varied work and helps visitors create art of their own using found objects and a heart motif.

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Feb 16 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Native American (1st Floor)

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

Hearts for Art on the floor in the Native American galleries

Hearts for Art

  • Beginning 3:00 p.m. Feb, 15 - Feb, 17, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Vote with a heart for your favorite art!

Young girl smiling while working on art in the art-making studio at the Detroit Institute of Aets

Drop-In Workshop: Open Studio

  • 6:00 - 9:00 PM Fri, Feb 15 | 12:00 - 4:00 PM Sat, Feb 16 & Sun, Feb 17, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

 Create something uniquely personal with a variety of fun and interesting materials in this open-ended Drop-In Workshop.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Feb 17 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - African American (2nd Floor)

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

A woman drawing in a gallery

Drawing in the Galleries: Labor of Love

  • Tue, Feb 19 , 2019
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Labor of Love

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

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Wed, Feb 20 , 2019
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Asian Galleries

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

Two women painting in the DIA art-making studio

Homeschool Afternoon: Explore, Collaborate, and Create with Acrylic Painting

  • Wed, Feb 20 , 2019
  • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Explore the day’s theme of acrylic painting in the galleries with a customized guided experience.

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