Events

Artwork on display in the 10th Annual Community Group Exhibition

The 11th Annual Community Group Art Exhibition

  • Dec 6, 2019 - Jan 5, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Kresge Reception

Discover works of art created by participants in the DIA’s Community Group Program, a partnership between the museum and human service agencies in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

Guests drawing in the Native American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Dec 6 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Native American (1st Floor)

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

An example of printmaking notecards

Drop-In Workshop: Printmaking Notecards

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

Use foam printing plates, water-based inks and a wooden stylus to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind hand-pulled prints on paper.

Choral members in a black holding their music and signing

Friday Night Live! Once Upon A December Eve: The Brazeal Dennard Chorale

  • 7:00 & 8:30 p.m. Fri, Dec 6, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

For more than four decades, The Brazeal Dennard Chorale has performed choral music of all genres.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Dec 7 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Korean & Japanese (1st Floor)

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

An example of printmaking notecards

Drop-In Workshop: Printmaking Notecards

  • 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. Sat, Dec 7 | 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sun, Dec 8, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Use foam printing plates, water-based inks and a wooden stylus to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind hand-pulled prints on paper. 

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Dec 8 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 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.

European: Medieval & Renaissance galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Dec 8 , 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.

A grand marble room with the word MODO in bright lights

Opera MODO presents: Holiday Drama!

  • Sun, Dec 8 , 2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Get in the holiday spirit and enjoy the sounds and stories of classic and contemporary works told by Opera MODO!

Papel Picado, Drop-In Workshop

Drop-In Workshop: Papel Picado

  • Fri, Dec 13 , 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.