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.

Jordan Williams, Untitled, Photography, grade 12, Renaissance High School, Teacher: Odette Duke

81st Detroit Public Schools Community District Student Exhibition

  • Apr 14 - May 13, 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

This annual exhibition features hundreds of imaginative works created by Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) students in grades K-12, ranging from paintings, prints, drawings, photography, ceramics, videos, jewelry and more. 

Detroit Tigers 1968 World Champions ball, 1969, pen and ink on leather. Artist: George Sosnak.

Play Ball! Baseball at the DIA

  • Tuesday-Sunday, Mar 29 - Sep 16
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Take a step back in time and celebrate the great American pastime of baseball at Play Ball! Baseball at the DIA, featuring items from the Michigan-based E. Powell Miller collection and the Detroit Institute of Arts. This e...

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...

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.

Docent led tour of Rivera Court

The "Big Picture" Guided Tour (6 p.m. on Fridays)

  • 6 p.m. Fridays
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Great Hall

Every Friday at 6 p.m. take a free guided tour of the Detroit Institute of Arts' collection.

Making Home with the DIA Teen Council

Making Home with the DIA Teen Council

  • Fri, Apr 27
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

“Making a home.” What does that mean to you? Does it sound comforting? Does it fuel a flame? Does it make you jump for joy? The DIA Teen Council would love to share and explore Making Home: Contemporary Works from the DIA with you.

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Apr 27
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Great Hall

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

Stained Glass

Drop-In Workshop: Stained Glass

  • Fri, Apr 27
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Have fun creating your very own stained glass art project using paper and colored cellophane.

Danilo Brito and João Luiz

Friday Night Live! Danilo Brito and João Luiz

  • Fri, Apr 27
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Mandolin player Danilo Brito is known for his extraordinary musicianship and his performances of choro, the first characteristically Brazilian genre of popular music.

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