Events

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.

An example of an accordian book

Drop-In Workshop: Accordion Books

  • Fri, Nov 15 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

The accordion book is one of the most versatile and easiest books to make.

A woman drawing in a gallery

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Nov 15 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - African American (2nd Floor)

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

Children playing with Artie the Donkey in Prentis Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Games

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

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

Close-up shot of a red encaustic

Artist Demonstration: Karianne Spens-Hanna Encaustic Painting

  • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, Nov 16 & Sun, Nov 17, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

Karianne Spens-Hanna is a visual artist, art therapist, and singer/songwriter. Her interest in nature and studies around psychology and health are key components of her visual and art therapy practices.

Karianne will lead ...

An example of an accordian book

Drop-In Workshop: Accordion Books

  • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, Nov 16 & Sun, Nov 17, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

The accordion book is one of the most versatile and easiest books to make.

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Nov 16 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Arts of Africa (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 , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

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

A woman drawing in the American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Nov 17 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - American (1st Floor)

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

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