Events

Children and gallery teacher in Rivera Court

Detroit Institute of Awesome: Thanksgiving Break

  • Fri, Nov 23
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Families can visit the DIA for free fun on Friday, Nov. 23. Gallery Adventures will take place in the Dutch galleries on the third floor, or pick up Gallery Games in Prentis Court.

A still from The Joshua Show

Puppet Performance: The Joshua Show

  • 2 p.m. | Fri, Nov 23 - Sun, Nov 25
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Spend your afternoon with award-winning puppeteer, Joshua Holden.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Nov 23
  • 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.

Drop-In Workshop: Picture Frames

Drop-In Workshop: Picture Frames with Polaroids

  • Fri, Nov 23
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Use a variety of art-making materials, including beads, markers and colorful wire, to decorate a 5-by-7 inch frame made from corrugated cardboard.

John Pizzarelli Trio

Friday Night Live! John Pizzarelli Trio

  • 7 & 8:30 p.m. Fri, Nov 23
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

World-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli has been hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz.”

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Nov 24
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Dutch Golden Age (3rd Floor)

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

Drop-In Workshop: Picture Frames

Drop-In Workshop: Picture Frames with Polaroids

  • 12 - 4 p.m. | Sat, Nov 24 & Sun, Nov 25
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Use a variety of art-making materials, including beads, markers and colorful wire, to decorate a 5-by-7 inch frame made from corrugated cardboard.

“Untitled (Group Portrait with Cameras, Belle Isle Conservatory, Detroit),” around 1970, attributed to Allen Stross, color transparency film. Detroit Institute of Arts

Collecting and Caring for Photographs Workshop

  • Sat, Nov 24
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

The Lost & Found exhibition features vernacular photographs from the DIA’s collection. These photographs, created by untrained photographers, show delightful and intimate scenes of everyday life.

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Nov 25
  • 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.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Nov 30
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Dutch Golden Age (3rd Floor)

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