Events

Portrait of Ed Clark. | Photo by Chester Higgins Jr. / The New York Times / Redux by Chester Higgins Jr. / The New York Times / Redux

The 28th Annual Alain Locke Awards

  • Sun, Feb 23 , 2020
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Ed Clark (1926-2019) will receive the Alain Locke International Art Award posthumously for his experimentation with bold colors, paint application and medium. 

A still from the film Bless Their Little Hearts

Thursdays at the Museum | Film: Bless Their Little Hearts

  • Thu, Feb 27 , 2020
  • 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+.

LaShaun Kotaran

Spoken | The Art of Poetry

  • Fri, Feb 28 , 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Area poets present works inspired by the pieces of art they love the most.  

Guests drawing in the Native American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Feb 28 , 2020
  • 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.

Yaa Gyasi

Author Talk: Yaa Gyasi

  • Fri, Feb 28 , 2020
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Gyasi's brilliant and relevant novels move through histories and geographies and capture the troubled spirit of our own nation.

A woman drawing in a gallery

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Feb 29 , 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Islamic World (1st Floor)

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

A few children drawing at easels

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Mar 1 , 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Ancient Middle East (1st 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, Mar 5 , 2020
  • 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+.

A woman drawing in the American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Mar 6 , 2020
  • 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.

Two teens working on an art-making project in the studio

Drop-In Workshop: It's a Zoo in Here!

  • 6:00 - 9:00 Fri, Mar 6 | 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sat, Mar 7 & Sun, Mar 8, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Come to the DIA Studio and create a project called, "It's a Zoo in Here!"