Events

Children and gallery teacher in Rivera Court

Detroit Institute of Awesome: Thanksgiving Break

  • Fri, Nov 23
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Families can visit the DIA for free fun on Friday, Nov. 23. Gallery Adventures will take place in the Dutch galleries on the third floor, or pick up Gallery Games in Prentis Court.

A still from The Joshua Show

Puppet Performance: The Joshua Show

  • 2 p.m. | Fri, Nov 23 - Sun, Nov 25
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Spend your afternoon with award-winning puppeteer, Joshua Holden.

Playing chess with the Detroit Chess Club at the DIA

Detroit City Chess Club Open Play

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

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

Drop-In Workshop: Picture Frames

Drop-In Workshop: Picture Frames with Polaroids

  • Fri, Nov 23
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Use a variety of art-making materials, including beads, markers and colorful wire, to decorate a 5-by-7 inch frame made from corrugated cardboard.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Nov 23
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - American (2nd Floor)

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

Children and gallery teacher in Rivera Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Adventures

  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Saturdays and Sundays
  • 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

  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Saturdays and Sundays
  • 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.

Drop-In Workshop: Picture Frames

Drop-In Workshop: Picture Frames with Polaroids

  • 12 - 4 p.m. | Sat, Nov 24 & Sun, Nov 25
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Use a variety of art-making materials, including beads, markers and colorful wire, to decorate a 5-by-7 inch frame made from corrugated cardboard.

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Nov 24
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Dutch Golden Age (3rd Floor)

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

Family Tour in Rivera Court

Family Tour: It's a Zoo in Here!

  • 1 & 3 p.m. | Saturdays and Sundays
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Great Hall

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

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