Events

Patrons drawing in the DIA's Rivera Court

Drawing in the Galleries: Rivera Court

  • Fri, Jul 29 , 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

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

bug puppets

Drop-In Workshop: Bug Puppets

  • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, July 30 & Sun, July 31, 2022
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

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

A woman drawing in the American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries: American

  • Fri, Aug 5 , 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - American Galleries

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

Examples of quilting

Drop-In Workshop: Quilt Design

  • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, Aug 6 & Sun, Aug 7, 2022
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

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

A shadow of a puppet man on a puppet horse over a starry blue background.

The Adventures of Prince Achmed

  • Sat, Aug 13 , 2022
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

Lotte Reiniger’s The Adventures of Prince Achmed premiered in Germany in 1926, whereupon it was immediately hailed as the world’s first feature-length animated film.

Drawings of a man amongst animals like a ram, monkey, horse, and pig.

Tom Lee's The Great Zodiac Animal Race

  • Sat, Aug 27 , 2022
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

A live-streaming puppet show that will be projected on the DFT's giant screen.

A cartoon featuring a large gorilla in a yellow shirt and a child driving a small red car.

The Ape Star

  • Sat, Sep 3 , 2022
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

A warm tale of love over greed, the joy in the things that make us different, and the life-changing magic of sometimes letting things get a little messy.

“Untitled (Anxious Crowd),” 2018, Rashid Johnson, American; soft ground etching. Detroit Institute of Arts

Printmaking in the Twenty-First Century

  • October 21, 2022 – April 9, 2023
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Institute of Arts presents Printmaking in the Twenty-First Century, an exhibition that celebrates exciting artwork by contemporary printmakers. Woodcut and intaglio prints in monumental scale contrast with intimate books for holding in the hands.

"Sister holding Brother," James Barnor, 1979. Accra. Courtesy Galerie Clémentine de la Féronnière

James Barnor: Accra/London: A Retrospective

  • May 28, – October 1, 2023

The DIA (Detroit Institute of Arts) proudly presents the exhibition, James Barnor: Accra/London—A Retrospective, a comprehensive survey of the work of British-Ghanaian photographer James Barnor whose career spans more than six decades.