Events

Coffin artist Paa Joe standing with a coffin in the shape of a lion

2018 Margaret H. Demant Awards | Paa Joe

  • Sun, Oct 21
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

On Sunday October 21, the Friends of African and African American Art, a DIA auxiliary, will honor Paa Joe’s lifetime achievement with its 2018 African Art Recognition Award.

Front cover of the book In Broad Daylight

Author Event: In Broad Daylight

  • Sun, Oct 21
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Father Patrick Desbois, author of In Broad Daylight: The Secret Procedures Behind the Holocaust by Bullets, discusses how more than two million Jews were murdered with the help of local inhabitants during the Holocaust.

A Brief History of Time

Thursdays at the Museum: A Brief History of Time

  • Thu, Oct 25
  • 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Featuring remarkable interviews with Hawking, his friends and colleagues. 

Michigan Divided

Michigan Divided

  • Thu, Oct 25
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Bridge Magazine spent 2017 chronicling the lives of Michigan voters across the political spectrum.

Bridges Over Flint

Lecture & Reception: Matthew Brandt

  • Thu, Oct 25
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Los Angeles-based artist Matthew Brandt presents a lecture on his experimental photo-based works and discusses his series "Bridges Over Flint."

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Oct 26
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Contemporary (2nd Floor)

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

Sugar Skulls

Drop In Workshop: Sugar Skulls

  • Fri, Oct 26
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Learn how sugar skulls are used for Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexican and Mexican American communities while you decorate one of your own.

Ensemble Variances: Walking in Beauty

Friday Night Live! Ensemble Variances: Walking in Beauty

  • Fri, Oct 26
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Ensemble Variances, led by composer Thierry Pecou, is more than another group of people sitting on stage playing music. Their performances are about experiencing the music and being touched by the deeper layers you will n...

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Oct 27
  • 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. 

Sugar Skulls

Drop In Workshop: Sugar Skulls

  • 12 - 4 p.m. | Sat, Oct 27 & Sun, Oct 28
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Learn how sugar skulls are used for Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexican and Mexican American communities while you decorate one of your own.