Events

"All Blues," 2008, Allie McGhee, American; mix/canvas. From the private collection of Nettie Seabrooks.

Detroit Collects: Selections of African American Art from Private Collections

  • November 12, 2019 - March 15, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Explore the rich history of collecting of African American Art in the Detroit region by private collectors, featuring works by Romare Bearden, Al Loving, Charles McGee and Alison Saar. 

Etude pour "Le Pont de l'Europe" (Study for "Le Pont de l'Europe"), 1876, Gustave Caillebotte, French; oil on canvas. Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York. Photograph by Tom Loonan and Brenda Bieger, courtesy of Albright-Knox Art Galler

Humble and Human: Impressionist Era Treasures from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Detroit Institute of Arts, an Exhibition in Honor of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.

  • Wed, Jun 26 - Sun, Jan 5, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

A selection of more than forty Impressionist and post-Impressionist treasures from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Detroit Institute of Arts.

"On Anchor bay, Lake St. Clair, Michigan," 2010, Jeff Gaydash, American. Collection of the artist.

Michigan’s Great Lakes: Photographs by Jeff Gaydash

  • Nov 16, 2019 - May 3, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Large-scale photographs of Lakes Erie, Huron, Michigan and Superior are the subject of this exhibition by Detroit area photographer Jeff Gaydash.

"The Wedding Dance," 1566, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Netherlandish; oil on wood panel. Detroit Institute of Arts.

Bruegel's “The Wedding Dance” Revealed

  • Sat, Dec 14, 2019 - Sun, Aug 30, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

This exhibition celebrates one of the DIA's most iconic paintings, Pieter Bruegel's The Wedding Dance (1566) on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the artist's death.

Artwork on display in the 10th Annual Community Group Exhibition

The 11th Annual Community Group Art Exhibition

  • Dec 6, 2019 - Jan 5, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Kresge Reception

Discover works of art created by participants in the DIA’s Community Group Program, a partnership between the museum and human service agencies in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

Terra cotta busts of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, made in the 18th century by Jean-Antoine Houdon

Guests of Honor from the Musée du Louvre: Jean-Antoine Houdon’s Portraits of Americans in the Age of Enlightenment

  • October 6, 2019 - May 3, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Institute of Arts will present a dossier exhibition featuring two masterworks of French eighteenth-century portrait sculpture lent from the Musée du Louvre.

Children playing with Artie the Donkey in Prentis Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Games

  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday , 2019
  • 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.

Children and gallery teacher in Rivera Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Adventures

  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

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

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.

A woman drawing in the American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Dec 14 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - American Art Nouveau (2nd Floor)

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

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