Events

Four quilt squares made out of brightly colored cloth arranged in abstract designs.

Drop-In Workshop: Quilt Design

  • Sat, Feb 19 , 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Quilting has a rich and varied history throughout the world, with its earliest roots in ancient Egypt.

Two kids sitting on folding chairs in the DIA galleries while writing notes.

Black History Month: A Matter of Life and Language - Poetry Workshop for Youth

  • Sat, Feb 19 , 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Holley Room

Writers from InsideOut Literary Arts invite middle school and high school students to participate in a poetry writing workshop at the DIA.

Two kids sitting on folding chairs in the DIA galleries while writing notes.

Black History Month: A Matter of Life and Language | A Poetry Series for Youth

  • Sat, Feb 19 , 2022
  • 1:30 PM
  • Lecture Hall

Ticket registration and proof of vaccination required. 

A black and white composite image of a young Black boy wearing a boy tie, eyes closed, with three books circling his head in the air. Next to him is Malcolm X holding a sign that says "We Are," and a Black woman in a floral dress standing at a podium.

Black History Month: Seven Songs For Malcolm X

  • Feb 22 – Feb 28, 2022

Seven Songs for Malcolm X collects documentary accounts and re-enactments to reconstruct both the private and public lives of Malcolm X.

“Take it To The Limit,” 2013, Shirley Woodson, American; acrylic on canvas.

Talking about Art with Shirley Woodson

  • Wed, Feb 23 , 2022
  • 6:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - DFT Auditorium

Join Shirley Woodson, and DIA Head Curator of the Center for African American Art, Valerie J. Mercer, for their conversation about the current exhibition Shirley Woodson: Shield of the Nile Reflections.

Tyler Mitchell, Untitled (Hijab Couture), New York, 2019

Paradise Now with Tyler Mitchell

  • Thu, Feb 24 , 2022
  • 5:00 PM

Tyler Mitchell closes out Black History Month with a virtual lecture on how his images of black utopia give us access to create a utopia of our own.  

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Black History Month: The Black Art Library

  • Sun, Feb 27 , 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Kresge Court

Come explore the worlds of black visual artists with the collection of Asma Walton’s Black Art Library while enjoying the atmosphere (and yummy treats) of Kresge Court