Events

Darth Vader, illustration, Star Wars and the Power of Costume

"Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume"

  • May 20 - Sep 30, 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Take a unique journey into the Star Wars™ universe as characters are brought to life through a dramatic presentation of more than 60 original costumes. Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume will closely examine the captivating process of costume design for iconic outfits featured in the first seven films of the Star Wars saga—from Queen Amidala’s lavish gowns to Darth Vader’s imposing black armor.

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.

Docent led tour of Rivera Court

The "Big Picture" Guided Tour (6 p.m. on Fridays)

  • 6 p.m. Fridays
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Great Hall

Every Friday at 6 p.m. take a free guided tour of the Detroit Institute of Arts' collection.

Origami Star Books

Drop-In Workshop: Origami Star Books

  • Fri, May 25
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Create your own handmade “starbook” using a simple paper-folding technique and have fun embellishing it with colored markers and gel pens.

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, May 25
  • 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. 

Jennifer Belair

Artist Demonstration: Printmaking with Jennifer Belair

  • 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Sat, May 26 & Sun, May 27
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

Jennifer Belair will be showing some of her finished works of art--all of which are created with a printmaking mentality. 

Origami Star Books

Drop-In Workshop: Origami Star Books

  • 12 - 7 p.m. Sat, May 26 | 12 - 4 p.m. Sun, May 27
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Create your own handmade “starbook” using a simple paper-folding technique and have fun embellishing it with colored markers and gel pens.

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, May 26
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Modern & Contemporary (2nd Floor)

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

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Jun 1
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Dutch Gallery (3rd Floor)

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

Making Home

Drop-In Workshop: Making Home

  • Fri, Jun 1
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Inspired by the exhibition Making Home: Contemporary Works From the DIA. Participants are invited to create a mixed media work of art depicting what “Home” means to them. Participants will also have the opportunity for their finished works to be displayed on the walls of the DIA Learning Center.

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