Events

Chai Wan Four, Jane Hammond, American, selenium-toned gelatin silver print, 2008. Copyright Jane Hammond

Making Home: Contemporary Works From the DIA

  • DEC 1, 2017-JUNE 6, 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Making Home: Contemporary Works from the DIA presents a range of works by artists from the DIA’s collections of Prints, Drawings and Photographs and Contemporary art that are concerned with idealistic representations of home. Around 50 works in a variety of media both affirm common symbols of domestic space and question popular ideas of home as a symbol of comfort, belonging and permanency.

Royce Da 5'9" by Jenny Risher

D-Cyphered: Portraits by Jenny Risher

  • Tuesdays thru Sundays, Fri, Aug 4 until Wed, Feb 28
  • All Day

D-Cyphered: Portraits by Jenny Risher will take viewers on a photographic timeline that makes up the story of the Detroit hip-hop scene. Often overlooked by the movements in New York and Los Angeles, Detroit’s hip-hop hi...

Chinese Lion Korean Minwha

Lunar New Year Celebrations

  • SAT, FEB 24 from 12-4 PM; SUN, FEB 25 from 12-4 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - various locations

Members of the DIA's auxiliary Friends of Asian Arts and Cultures invite you to explore the traditions associated with the Lunar New Year as celebrated in Taiwan and Korea.

Drop-In Workshop Assemblage

Drop-In Workshop: Assemblage

  • 12 - 4 p.m. | Sat, Feb 24 & Sun, Feb 25
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Spend some time in the galleries admiring the mixed-media work of by Betye Saar, Mickalene Thomas and Benny Andrews and then come to the studio to assemble your own piece of mixed media art.

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Feb 24
  • 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. 

Diego Rivera's "Detroit Industry Murals" with a tour group

The "Big Picture" Guided Tour

  • 1 p.m Tuesday - Sundays
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Every Tuesday through Sunday at 1 p.m. take a free guided tour of the Detroit Institute of Arts' collection.

Tours depart from the Great Hall at 1 p.m.

The Big Picture Guided Tour is also at 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday...

A tour stops in front of Kehinde Wiley's "Equestrian Portrait of the Count Duke Olivares"

The "Big Picture" Guided Tour (3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays)

  • 3 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Every Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. take a free guided tour of the Detroit Institute of Arts' collection.

Tours depart from the Great Hall at 3 p.m.

The Big Picture Guided Tour is also at 1 p.m. every Tuesday through ...

Tracy Smith

Black History Month 2018

  • Fri, Feb 2 - Fri, Feb 23
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Celebrate Black History Month at the DIA with a full month of programming celebrating black creativity and artists.

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Feb 25
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Modern & Contemporary (2nd Floor)

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

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

*Chess Club has been cancelled due to weather on Fri, Feb 9.

Join the Detroit City Chess Club in their regular Friday meet-ups in Prentis Court.