Events

Traditional puppets

I Wan Jan Glove Puppet Theater

  • Sat, Jul 20 , 2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

The I Wan Jan began performing in 1931, using ornate glove puppets and live musicians to capture the fantasies of Beijing opera and traditional Chinese folk tales.

A man sitting next to a gray poodle

Buddy

  • 1:00 & 3:30 p.m. Sat, July 20 | 2:00 p.m. Sun, July 21 , 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

This poignant portrait of the relationship between dogs and humans explores the extraordinary bond between service dogs and their owners

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Jul 21 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Arts of Africa (1st Floor)

Explore the Arts of Africa and create a pencil drawing to take home. 

Drop-In Workshop: Uchiwa

Drop-In Workshop: Uchiwa

  • 11:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Tue, July 23 - Thu, July 25, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Uchiwa is a particular style of paper fan that is common in Japan. Learn about the tradition of making uchiwa as you create a fan of your own.

Drop-In Workshop: Uchiwa

Drop-In Workshop: Uchiwa

  • Fri, Jul 26 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Uchiwa is a particular style of paper fan that is common in Japan. Learn about the tradition of making uchiwa as you create a fan of your own.

A woman drawing in a gallery

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Jul 26 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Dutch Golden Age (3rd Floor)

Explore Art of the Dutch Golden Age and create a pencil drawing to take home. 

Black and white photo of a man and a woman behind a camera, circa early 20th century

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, July 26 | 4:00 & 7:00 p.m. Sat, July 27 | 2:00 & 4:30 p.m. Sun, July 28 , 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Almost completely forgotten until now, Alice Guy-Blaché entered the movie business at its very beginning—in 1894, when she was just 21.

Drop-In Workshop: Uchiwa

Drop-In Workshop: Uchiwa

  • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, July 27 & Sun, July 28, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Uchiwa is a particular style of paper fan that is common in Japan. Learn about the tradition of making uchiwa as you create a fan of your own.

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Jul 27 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Islamic Art (1st Floor)

Explore Islamic Art and create a pencil drawing to take home. 

Two patrons drawing in front of an abstract piece

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Jul 28 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Modern Art (2nd Floor)

Explore Modern Art and create a pencil drawing to take home.