Events

An aerial photograph of the DIA plaza and surrounding areas

DIA Plaza/Midtown Cultural Connections Design Competition Finalists Presentations

  • Wed, Jan 23 , 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Join the DIA for presentations by the three finalists of the DIA Plaza/Midtown Cultural Connections Design Competition.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Jan 25 , 2019
  • 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. 

A photo of David Binney in sunglasses in a dark street

Friday Night Live! David Binney

  • 7:00 & 8:30 PM Fri, Jan 25, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Saxophonist David Binney is one of the most prolific jazz musicians on the scene today, as both a performer and composer.

Educator Event

Refresh, Restore, & Revitalize Educator Morning

  • Sat, Jan 26 , 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Join us for an educator-exclusive morning series focusing on the 3 “R”s of intentional relaxation: Refresh, Restore, and Revitalize!  

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Jan 26 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Modern & Contemporary (2nd Floor)

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

A black and white photo of Margaret Herz Demant in her home, surrounded by her art.

Extraordinary Eye, Extraordinary Gift: The Legacy of Margaret Herz Demant

  • Sun, Jan 27 - Sun, May 26, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Extraordinary Eye, Extraordinary Gift: The Legacy of Margaret Herz Demant focuses on the patronage and recent bequest of art from a champion of the DIA; a celebration of the life and legacy of Margaret Herz Demant.

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Jan 27 , 2019
  • 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. 

A tour in Rivera Court

Thursdays at the Museum: Highlights of the Permanent Collection (Tour)

  • Thu, Jan 31 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

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

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Feb 1 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - African American (2nd floor)

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

3 examples of printmaking

Drop-In Workshop: Printmaking

  • 6 - 9 p.m. Fr, Feb 1 | 12 - 4 p.m. Sat, Feb 2 & Sun, Feb 3, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Use foam printing plates, water-based inks and a wooden stylus to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind hand-pulled prints on paper.