Events

Gallery teacher giving a tour to students

Family Tours

  • 1 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.

Diego Rivera's "Detroit Industry Murals" with a tour group

The "Big Picture" Guided Tour

  • 1 p.m Tuesday - Sundays , 2019
  • 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...

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 ...

An example of a scroll

Thursdays at the Museum: Scrolls

  • Thu, Sep 19 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Every Thursday at 1 p.m. the Detroit Institute of Arts offers programs for adults 55+.

Moon cakes

Chinese Autumn Festival

  • 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Fri, Sep 20 - Sun, Sep 22, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Celebrate fall with the Chinese Autumn Festival as part of the Arts of Asia: A Year-Long Celebration.

Playing chess with the Detroit Chess Club at the DIA

Detroit City Chess Club Open Play

  • Fridays at 4:00 p.m. , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

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

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Sep 20 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Ancient Greek & Roman (2nd Floor)

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

Docent led tour of Rivera Court

The "Big Picture" Guided Tour

  • 6 p.m. Fridays , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Great Hall

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

Watercolor Postcards

Drop-In Workshop: Watercolor Postcards

  • Fri, Sep 20 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Create postcards of your own design to send to friends and family.

A woman, Xiao Dong Wei, in front of a painted red brick wall

Friday Night Live! Xiao Dong Wei and Friends

  • 7:00 & 8:30 p.m. Fri, Sep 20, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Joined by musicians assembled to showcase the diversity of music from China, Xiao Dong performs as a part of the Chinese Autumn Festival.