Events

Two Day of the Dead skeleton puppets

Puppet Performance: Skeletons in the Closet

  • Sat, Sep 28 , 2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

A tender story of children remembering their grandparents, this bilingual performance explores the meaning of el Día de Muertos and is a celebration of love and the cycle of life.

A woman drawing in a gallery

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Sep 29 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Ancient Greek & Roman (2nd Floor)

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

Filipino dancers in traditional dress holding floral garlands

Arts of Asia: Filipino Heritage Day

  • Sun, Sep 29 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Members of Southeast Michigan’s Filipino community invite the whole family to experience their arts and culture at the DIA.

Gallery teacher giving a tour to students

Thursdays at the Museum: DIA Masters Old and New (Tour)

  • Thu, Oct 3 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

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

Five examples of doodle art on square paper

Drop-In Workshop: Doodle Art

  • Fri, Oct 4 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Many people doodle as a way of spontaneously expressing ideas. Grab some drawing materials and see what you come up with.

A woman drawing in the American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Oct 4 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - American (2nd Floor)

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

Formosa Roadside Wedding troupe posing with their instruments

Friday Night Live! Formosa Roadside Wedding Banquet

  • Fri, Oct 4 , 2019
  • 7:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Detroit Film Theatre

Formosa Roadside Wedding Banquet is musical theater that celebrates joyous and food-centric Taiwanese wedding rituals

Five examples of doodle art on square paper

Drop-In Workshop: Doodle Art

  • 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, Oct 5 & Sun, Oct 6, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Many people doodle as a way of spontaneously expressing ideas. Grab some drawing materials and see what you come up with.

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Oct 5 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

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

Terra cotta busts of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, made in the 18th century by Jean-Antoine Houdon

VCESDA Lecture | The American Connection: Jean Antoine Houdon and His Great American Friends

  • Sat, Oct 5 , 2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Jean Antoine Houdon, the most brilliant sculptor of the French Enlightenment, met many American leaders and personalities, including Benjamin Franklin, John Paul Jones and Thomas Jefferson in Paris.