Events

Ofrenda Proposal

Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos - Artist Talk

  • Sun, Nov 11
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

On the final day to view the sixth annual community exhibition Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos, take part in a discussion with the artists who created the altars on view.

Tibetan Prayer Flags

Thursdays at the Museum: Art-Making - Tibetan Prayer Flags

  • Thu, Nov 15
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Learn how Tibetan prayer flags are made and used while you create your own personal flag to take home.

 

Tibetan Prayer Flags

Thursdays at the Museum: Art-Making Studio - Tibetan Prayer Flags

  • Thu, Nov 15
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Learn how Tibetan prayer flags are made and used while you create your own personal flag to take home.

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Nov 16
  • 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.

Winter Counts

Drop-In Workshop: Winter Counts

  • Fri, Nov 16
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

A winter count was used by Native American communities of the Northern Great Plains to record their histories and to keep track of the passage of years. Use leather and colorful markers to create one of your own. 

Grand Band

Friday Night Live! Grand Band

  • 7 & 8:30 p.m. Fri, Nov 16
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Grand Band is a new piano sextet from New York City, featuring what the New York Times called “the Traveling Wilburys of NY’s new-music piano scene.”  

Winter Counts

Drop-In Workshop: Winter Counts

  • 12 - 4 p.m. | Sat, Nov 17 & Sun, Nov 18
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

A winter count was used by Native American communities of the Northern Great Plains to record their histories and to keep track of the passage of years. Use leather and colorful markers to create one of your own. 

Kelly Church - Black Ash Basket Weaving

Artist Demonstration: Kelly Church - Black Ash Basket Weaving

  • 12 - 4 p.m. | Sat, Nov 17 & Sun, Nov 18
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

Kelly Church is a fifth-generation black ash basket weaver and is a member of the Matchi -be-nash-she-wish Tribe.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Nov 18
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Modern (2nd Floor)

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

City Wide Poets Showcase featuring Britteney Blk Rose Kapri

Inside|Out Literary Arts Project: City Wide Poets Showcase

  • Sun, Nov 18
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Kresge Court

Citywide Poets is InsideOut's award-winning after-school program geared towards creating a community of young artists in metro Detroit.