Events

Ofrenda sugar skull image

Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos

  • Tuesday-Sunday, Oct. 13-Nov. 12
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

In celebration of Dia de Muertos, the Detroit Institute of Arts, in partnership with Detroit's Mexican Consulate, invite you to explore a community exhibition of ofrenda altars. In Mexico, and other Latin American...

Royce Da 5'9" by Jenny Risher

D-Cyphered: Portraits by Jenny Risher

  • Tuesdays thru Sundays, Fri, Aug 4 until Mon, Feb 19
  • 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...

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.

Thursdays at the Museum : Art Making

Thursdays at the Museum: Art Making: Sugar Skulls

  • Thu, Oct 19
  • 1:00 PM

Learn how sugar skulls are used for Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexican and Mexican American communities while your decorate one of your own.

Artist Talk: Mark Bradford

Artist Lecture: Mark Bradford

  • Thu, Oct 19
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Renowned contemporary artist Mark Bradford gives a talk in advance of his monumental commissioned cyclorama of paintings at the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. in November.

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

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

Sugar Skulls

Drop-In Workshop: Sugar Skulls

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

Learn how sugar skulls are used for Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexican and Mexican American communities while you decorate one of your own.

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Oct 20
  • 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

Baalbek by Frederic Church

Member Lecture: The Travels of Frederic Edwin Church

  • Fri, Oct 20
  • 6:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Franklin Kelly, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the National Gallery of Art, will speak on "The Travels of Frederic Edwin Church: From The Heart of the Andes to the Mount of Olives and Beyond."

Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica Quintet

Friday Night Live!: Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica Quintet

  • Fri, Oct 20, 7 & 8:30 PM
  • DIA Rivera Court

Percussionist Brian O’Neill leads a team of five musical creators who collaborate on instruments foreign and domestic to form modern compositions. From the high arts of jazz and chamber music to adaptations of...