Events

Drawing in the galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Sep 21 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - European (2nd Floor)

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

Watercolor Postcards

Drop-In Workshop: Watercolor Postcards

  • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, Sep 21 & Sun, Sep 22, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

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

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Sep 22 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Korean & Japanese (2nd Floor)

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

The Band Wagon poster

Thursdays at the Museum: The Band Wagon (film)

  • Thu, Sep 26 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

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

Papel Picado, Drop-In Workshop

Drop-In Workshop: Papel Picado

  • Fri, Sep 27 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Make your own Papel Picado, which literally means “punched” or “perforated” paper.

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Sep 27 , 2019
  • 6:00 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.

Helado Negro standing with large, glittery wings

Friday Night Live! Helado Negro

  • 7:00 & 8:30 p.m. Fri, Sep 27, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Performing as Helado Negro, his latest recording, This is How You Smile, is a personal response to sanctioned violence towards people of color.

An image of four of 2018's colorful Ofrenda altarpieces

Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos

  • September 28 - November 10, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

In celebration of Dia de Muertos, the Detroit Institute of Arts, in partnership with Detroit's Mexican Consulate, invite you to explore a community exhibition of ofrenda altars.

Papel Picado, Drop-In Workshop

Drop-In Workshop: Papel Picado

  • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, Sep 28 & Sun, Sep 29, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Make your own Papel Picado, which literally means “punched” or “perforated” paper.

A woman drawing in the American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Sep 28 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - American (2nd Floor)

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