Events

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

Guests of Honor from the Musée du Louvre: Jean-Antoine Houdon’s Portraits of Americans in the Age of Enlightenment

  • October 6, 2019 - May 3, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Institute of Arts will present a dossier exhibition featuring two masterworks of French eighteenth-century portrait sculpture lent from the Musée du Louvre.

European: Medieval & Renaissance galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Oct 6 , 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.

Gallery teacher giving a tour to students

Thursdays at the Museum: Humble and Human exhibition Pop Up Tour

  • Thu, Oct 10 , 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+.

Retablos

Drop-In Workshop: Retablos

  • Fri, Oct 11 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Learn about the Latin American folk art tradition of retablos while you create one of your own.

A woman drawing in a gallery

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Oct 11 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Dutch Golden Age (2nd Floor)

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

Jeremy Dutcher

Friday Night Live! Jeremy Dutcher

  • Fri, Oct 11 , 2019
  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Performer, composer, musicologist and activist Jeremy Dutcher is at the forefront of what some are calling Canada’s Indigenous Renaissance.

Retablos

Drop-In Workshop: Retablos

  • 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, Oct 12 & Sun, Oct 13, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Learn about the Latin American folk art tradition of retablos while you create one of your own.

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Oct 12 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Ofrendas Exhibition

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

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Oct 13 , 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.

 Valeriano & Martina Fraga

Michoacán to Michigan

  • 2:00 p.m. | Sun, Oct 13, 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Michoacán to Michigan is a compelling documentary that tells the story of Valeriano & Martina Fraga’s journey from Mexico (Morelia, Michoacán) to Michigan.