Events

Luminaries

Drop-In Workshop: Luminaries

  • 6 - 9 p.m. Fri, Dec 21 | 12 - 4 p.m. Sat, Dec 22 & Sun, Dec 23 , 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Explore infinite patterns and colors using tissue paper on a simple glass jar that you can illuminate at home with a small candle, like a tea light.

The music duo Balance

Friday Night Live! Balance

  • 7 & 8:30 p.m. Fri, Dec 21 , 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Balance is a collaborative duo between saxophonist Marcus Elliot and pianist Michael Malis. Called “two of Detroit’s most important young jazz musicians” by the Detroit Free Press, this concert features new compositions for piano and saxophone by the duo. 

Children and gallery teacher in Rivera Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Adventures

  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Saturdays and Sundays , 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Docents will provide pop-up tours and engagement activities for children and their families.

Children playing with Artie the Donkey in Prentis Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Games

  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Saturdays and Sundays , 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Look for the Gallery Games cart in Prentis Court by Artie the Donkey for free family fun with take-away games to play in the museum.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Dec 22 , 2018
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

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

Make Your Own Shaker Egg

Shake Shake Shake: Make Your Own Shaker Egg

  • 12 - 4 p.m. Sat, Dec 22 & Sun, Dec 23 , 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

Lauren Glapa, a Detroit-based musician and teacher who is interested in making & sharing music with simple materials, invites the whole family to assemble and decorate shaker eggs.

Family Tour in Rivera Court

Family Tour: It's a Zoo in Here!

  • 1 & 3 p.m. | Saturdays and Sundays , 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Great Hall

Your guide for family tours awaits in the Great Hall. Weather permitting, your adventure may include outdoor objects. 

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 , 2018
  • 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 ...

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Dec 23 , 2018
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - British (3rd Floor)

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

A small snowman in front of the thinker

Holiday Hours 2018

  • through January 2, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Extended hours for this holiday season.