Events

Children and gallery teacher in Rivera Court

Gallery Adventures | Thanksgiving Break

  • Fri, Nov 29 , 2019
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

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

Gallery teacher giving a tour to students

Family Tours | Thanksgiving Break

  • Fri, Nov 29 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

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

Pinnochio

Puppet Performance: National Marionette Theatre presents Pinocchio

  • 2:00 p.m. Fri, Nov 29 | 2:00 p.m. Sat, Nov 30 | 2:00 p.m. Sun, Dec 1, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

David Syrotiak’s National Marionette Theatre’s Pinocchio features intricately carved marionettes and vibrant hand-painted scenery to tell the beloved tale of a puppet’s journey to become a real boy.

A man displaying his sketch

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Nov 29 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - British & Decorative Arts (3rd Floor)

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

A woman drawing in a gallery

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Nov 30 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - African American (2nd Floor)

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

An example of printmaking notecards

Drop-In Workshop: Printmaking Notecards

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

Use foam printing plates, water-based inks and a wooden stylus to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind hand-pulled prints on paper.

An example of printmaking notecards

Drop-In Workshop: Printmaking Notecards

  • 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, Dec 7 & Sun, Dec 8, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Use foam printing plates, water-based inks and a wooden stylus to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind hand-pulled prints on paper. 

Papel Picado, Drop-In Workshop

Drop-In Workshop: Papel Picado

  • Fri, Dec 13 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Make your own Papel Picado, which literally means “punched” or “perforated” paper.

Papel Picado, Drop-In Workshop

Drop-In Workshop: Papel Picado

  • 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, Oct 14 & Sun, Oct 15, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Make your own Papel Picado, which literally means “punched” or “perforated” paper.

Custom made envelopes

Drop-In Workshop: Cards and Envelopes

  • Fri, Dec 20 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Explore creative possibilities with paper as you learn to make your own envelopes, and cards.