Events

Royce Da 5'9" by Jenny Risher

D-Cyphered: Portraits by Jenny Risher

  • Daily, Fri, Aug 4 until Sun, Feb 18
  • 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...

Family Tours: Detroit Institute of Awesome

  • 11 a.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Join us this summer for special in-gallery tours created just for kids and their grown-ups! 

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Detroit Dance City Festival: Movers & Shakers Lunch

  • Sat, Aug 19
  • 11:30 AM
  • DIA Crystal Gallery

Informational and interactive lunches, which feature artist talks, panel discussions and guest speakers. Event is free and open to the public. Additional cost does apply for food & beverage.

Amigurumi Crochet

Artist Demonstration: Amigurumi Crochet

  • Sat, Aug 19
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

Fiber artist Sarah Shackleford presents Amigurumi, the ancient art of crocheted small creatures.

Drop-In Workshop : Hip Hop Art - Album Covers

Drop-In Workshop : Hip Hop Art - Album Covers

  • Sat, Aug 19
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Education Center

If you were a musician, what would your album art look like?

Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Aug 19
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - American Galleries (2nd 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.

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Detroit Dance City Festival - Summer Stage

  • Sat, Aug 19
  • 1:30 PM
  • DIA Rivera Court

Share your love of dance in the city with performances by dancers, musicians, and performance artists.

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.

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Detroit Dance City Festival - Dance Film Fest

  • Sat, Aug 19
  • 3:00 PM
  • DIA Lecture Hall

Curated by ArtLab J, this film fest features works by choreographers and filmmakers who are interested in working at the intersection of film and movement.