Events

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

FINAL WEEKS! "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.

Photograph of Allie McGee and Carole Harris

Repetition, Rhythm, and Vocab

  • July 20 - Nov 4, 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Repetition, Rhythm, and Vocab presents Detroit artists Carole Harris and Allie McGhee together in homage to the harmony of their improvisational languages and to the city in which they found their voices.

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.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Sep 21
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 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.

Molas

Drop-In Workshop: Molas

  • Fri, Sep 21
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Learn about these intricately sewn, multilayered cloth panels created by the Kuna women of Panama and create a simple version of your own.

A photograph of visitors experiencing a previous year's Documenting DETROIT show

Facing Change: Documenting DETROIT

  • 8 & 9:30 p.m. Fri, Sep 21
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Courtyard

Documenting DETROIT is a community-based photojournalism initiative that brings 21 Detroit-area photographers together in an inaugural fellowship program mentored by accomplished documentarians and photojournalists.

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.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Sep 22
  • 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.

Molas

Drop-In Workshop: Molas

  • 12 - 6 p.m. Sat, Sep 22 | 12 - 4 p.m. Sun, Sep 23
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Learn about these intricately sewn, multilayered cloth panels created by the Kuna women of Panama and create a simple version of your own.

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