Events

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...

Drop-In Workshop: Sistrums

Drop-In Workshop: Sistrums

  • Thu, Jun 21
  • 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - South Lawn

Sistrums are sacred rattles carried by royal women during ceremonies in ancient Egypt. Learn more about this instrument and create a simple version.

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...

Picture Frames with Polaroids

Thursdays at the Museum: Art-Making

  • Thu, Jun 21
  • 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Using a variety of art-making materials, including beads, markers and colorful wire, to decorate a 5-by-7 inch frame made from corrugated cardboard.

I Married a Monster from Outer Space

Alien Encounters: I Married a Monster from Outer Space

  • Thu, Jun 21
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

In this unique portrayal of domestic discord, a young man (Tom Tryon, later a best-selling author) is late to his wedding because his body has been taken over by an alien life form. The wedding takes place anyway, and while all brides and grooms have their differences, there aren’t many that can surpass these!   

Sun Prints

Drop-In Workshop: Sun Prints

  • Fri, Jun 22
  • 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

A sun print, also known as a photogram or cyanotype, is an image made by using a simple photographic process. Make your own image using a variety of everyday objects.

Planet of the Apes

Other Dimensions: Planet of the Apes

  • Fri, Jun 22
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

One of the two great sci-fi films of 1968 (along with 2001) is this Rod Serling–Michael Wilson adaptation of Pierre Boulle’s visionary fable about astronauts discovering a planet on which the rules of evolution appear to be reversed. Knowing the film’s memorable ending doesn’t diminish the consistent wit and insight of this boldly satirical classic.  

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.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Jun 22
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Native American (1st Floor)

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

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