Events

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Feb 24 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Contemporary (2nd Floor)

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

Woman in the GM center for African American Art taking a photograph on her phone

Poetry is Art/Art is Poetry

  • Fri, Feb 1 - 6:15, 7:15 & 8:15 p.m. | Sun, Feb 10 & Feb 24 - 12:15, 1:15, & 2:15 p.m., 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

What does your favorite artwork sound like in a poem? Join us in the galleries for a unique literary experience.

A woman speaking to a man who's sitting in a small plane

Thursdays at the Museum: The Flying Ace

  • Thu, Feb 28 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The Flying Ace is the story of a heroic African American fighter pilot returning home after World War I to resume his career as a railroad detective.

An example of a handmade scroll

Drop-In Workshop: Scrolls

  • Fri, Mar 1, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Sat, Mar 2, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sun, Mar 3, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Scrolls were used for centuries to keep records and as decoration. Make your own scroll out of simple materials to take home.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Mar 1 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Islamic World (1st Floor)

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

Two traditional Japanese dolls

Japanese Girls Day

  • Sat, Mar 2, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Sun, Mar 3, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

A weekend exploring traditional and modern aspects of Japanese culture in celebration of Hinamatsuri - or Japanese Girls Day.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Mar 2 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Medieval & Renaissance (2nd Floor)

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

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Mar 3 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Dutch (3rd Floor)

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

A tour in Rivera Court

Thursdays at the Museum: Highlights of the Permanent Collection (Tour)

  • Thu, Mar 7 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

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

Celebration masks

Drop-In Workshop: Celebration Masks

  • Fri, Mar 8, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Sat, Mar 9, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sun, Mar 10, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m., 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Have fun creating a colorful and expressive mask using feathers, ribbon, glitter and more.