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.

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.

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.

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Nov 25
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Arts of Africa (1st 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, Nov 30
  • 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.

Bojagi - Traditional Korean Gift Wrap

Drop-In Workshop: Bojagi - Traditional Korean Gift Wrap

  • 6 - 9 p.m. Fri, Nov 30 | 12 - 4 p.m. Sat, Dec 1 & Sun, Dec 2
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Korean women used traditional wrapping cloth, or bojagi, to cover, store, decorate, or carry gifts and objects of everyday life. Use cotton fabric and markers to create one of your own.

Paddle to the Sea

Third Coast Percussion: Paddle to the Sea

  • 8 p.m. Fri, Nov 30 | 2 p.m. Sat, Dec 1
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The classic children’s book and Academy Award-nominated film, Paddle to the Sea, is the focus of a new project that looks at our relationship to the bodies of water that connect our lives.