Events

Sugar Skulls

Drop-In Workshop: Sugar Skulls

  • Fri, Oct 25 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Learn how sugar skulls are used for Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexican and Mexican American communities while you decorate one of your own.

Four women sitting and drawing in the Modern Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Oct 25 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Modern & Contemporary (2nd Floor)

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

Musicians in a small parlour

Friday Night Live! Jenny Scheinman and Allison Miller’s Parlour Game

  • 7:00 & 8:30 p.m. Fri, Oct 25, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Two of the indie-jazz scene’s foremost instrumentalists unite on a collaboration that intermingles panoramic Americana-infused arrangements with a Brooklyn jazz pocket.

A woman drawing in a gallery

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Oct 26 , 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.

Sugar Skulls

Drop-In Workshop: Sugar Skulls

  • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, Oct 26 & Sun, Oct 27, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Learn how sugar skulls are used for Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexican and Mexican American communities while you decorate one of your own.

Ballet Folklorico de Detroit in traditional dress in Rivera Court

Ballet Folklorico de Detroit

  • 2:00 p.m. | Sat, Oct 26 & Sun, Oct 27, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Celebrate the Day of the Dead with special performances by Ballet Folklórico de Detroit.

Seeing the Sacred in Samsara

Seeing the Sacred in Samsara: Lecture with Donald S. Lopez, Jr.

  • Sat, Oct 26 , 2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Renowned Professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of Michigan, Donald S. Lopez, Jr. will discuss his new book, Seeing the Sacred in Samsara.

A person hunched over a bench and drawing in the Native American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Oct 27 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Native American (1st Floor)

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

Aretha Franklin

National Book Launch: The Queen Next Door with Linda Solomon

  • Sun, Oct 27 , 2019
  • 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Detroit Film Theatre

Author and award-winning photojournalist Linda Solomon will present an afternoon salon with noted celebrities who were contemporaries of Franklin. 

Gallery teacher giving a tour to students

Thursdays at the Museum: Highlights Tour

  • Thu, Oct 31 , 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+.