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.

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Apr 20 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Ancient Cultures of the Americas

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

decorative eggs

Drop-In Workshop: Egg Shakers

  • Sat, Apr 20, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sun, Apr 21, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m., 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Small plastic eggs morph into fantastic percussion instruments when dried beans, rice, stickers and fun papers are added.

Gallery teacher giving a tour to students

Family Tours | Saturday & Sunday

  • 1 p.m. | Every Saturday & Sunday , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

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

A man drawing in front of the armor cases in the Great Hall

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Apr 21 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Great Hall

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

Playing chess with the Detroit Chess Club at the DIA

Detroit City Chess Club Open Play

  • Fridays at 4 p.m. , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

Join the Detroit City Chess Club in their regular Friday meet-ups in Prentis Court.

A woman drawing in the American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Apr 26 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - American

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

bug puppets

Drop-In Workshop: Bug Puppets

  • Fri, Apr 26 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Use foamcore, toothpicks, pipe cleaners and beads to make a fantastic bug puppet on a stick.

A woman drawing in a gallery

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Apr 27 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Dutch Golden Age

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

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