Events

Mr. B

Friday Night Live! Mr. B’s Blues and Boogie Festival

  • 7 & 8:30 p.m. | Fri, Apr 26 , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

The DIA is hosting an additional evening of Boogie Woogie piano featuring Mr. B and an assortment of guests

Caravaggio

Italian Film Festival USA: Una storia senza nome (The Stolen Caravaggio)

  • Fri, Apr 26 , 2019
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Valeria, the young secretary of a film producer, lives a secluded life in the same apartment building as her eccentric mother.

Evelyn Olguin-Hernandez, Self-Portrait, Drawing, Grade 8, Academy of the Americas, Teacher: Kendra

82nd Detroit Public Schools Community District Student Exhibition

  • Sat, Apr 27 - Sun, Jun 2, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

This annual exhibition features imaginative works created by Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) students in grades K-12.

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.

A woman drawing in a gallery

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Apr 27 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Dutch Golden Age

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

bug puppets

Drop-In Workshop: Bug Puppets

  • Sat, Apr 27, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sun, Apr 28, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m., 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Use foamcore, toothpicks, pipe cleaners and beads to make a fantastic bug puppet on a stick.

Gallery teacher giving a tour to students

Family Tours | Saturday & Sunday

  • 1 p.m. | Every Saturday & Sunday , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

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

Puppet performance of Tiny Monsters

Puppet Performance: Go Home Tiny Monster

  • Sat, Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. | Sun, Apr 28, 2:00 p.m. , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

A touchingly absurd story about family, home, and a gaggle of wacky monsters, featuring their trademark mix of puppetry, silliness, physical theater, live music, and surprising poignancy

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 ...