Events

Marcus Elliot playing saxophone in Rivera Court

Friday Night Live! Marcus Elliot Trio

  • 7:00 & 8:30 p.m. Fri, Nov 22, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

The Marcus Elliot Trio is a trio of improvisers and composers based in the Detroit area.

Inside Out literary arts logo

Into the Frame | InsideOut Literary Arts Writing Workshops

  • Various | Sat, Nov 23 - Sun, Dec 15, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Join InsideOut for a series of creative writing workshops inspired by the DIA's special exhibitions, Detroit Collects and Michigan's Great Lakes.

Children and gallery teacher in Rivera Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Adventures

  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday , 2019
  • 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. | Saturday & Sunday , 2019
  • 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.

Drop-In Workshop: Hand Puppets

Drop-In Workshop: Felt Hand Puppets

  • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, Nov 23 & Sun, Nov 24, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Use an assortment of interesting materials to create your own hand puppet.

Guests drawing in the Native American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Nov 23 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Native American (1st Floor)

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

Gallery teacher giving a tour to students

Family Tours

  • 1:00 & 3:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Your guide for family tours awaits by Artie the Donkey. 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. Saturdays & Sundays , 2019
  • 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, Nov 24 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

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

Children playing with Artie the Donkey in Prentis Court

Gallery Games | Thanksgiving Break

  • Fri, Nov 29 , 2019
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • 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.