Events

Kids drawing in the modern and contemporary galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Thu, Feb 21 , 2019
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Modern & Contemporary

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

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Feb 22 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Arts of Africa (1st Floor)

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

Playing chess with the Detroit Chess Club at the DIA

Detroit City Chess Club Open Play

  • Fridays at 4 p.m. , 2019
  • 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 , 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.

Unplugged

Drop-In Workshop: Cell Phone Sleeping Bags

  • 6:00 - 9:00 PM Fri, Feb 22 | 12:00 - 4:00 PM Sat, Feb 23 & Sun, Feb 24, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Decorate a “Cell Phone Sleeping Bag” to prepare for the National Day of Unplugging.

J Dilla

Friday Night Live! The Music of J Dilla

  • 7:00 & 8:30 PM Fri, Feb 22, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

The music of legendary hip-hop artist J Dilla has been arranged by composer/ conductor Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, performed by musicians from Rebirth. 

Children playing with Artie the Donkey in Prentis Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Games

  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Saturdays and Sundays , 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.

Children and gallery teacher in Rivera Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Adventures

  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Saturdays and Sundays , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

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

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Feb 23 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Ancient Middle East (1st floor)

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

Two members of Gratitude Steel Band with their instruments

The Gratitude Steel Band

  • 2:00 p.m. | Sat, Feb 23 & Sun, Feb 24, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Bring the family to enjoy the rhythms of the Gratitude Steel Band as they bring their high-energy island style and positivity to a vast array of musical styles.