Events

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.

Paddle to the Sea

Third Coast Percussion: Paddle to the Sea

  • 8 p.m. Fri, Nov 30 | 2 p.m. Sat, Dec 1
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The classic children’s book and Academy Award-nominated film, Paddle to the Sea, is the focus of a new project that looks at our relationship to the bodies of water that connect our lives.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Dec 1
  • 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.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Dec 2
  • 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. 

DIA Exterior with Fountain

Charles Lang Freer and His Adventures in Chinese Art Collecting

  • Sun, Dec 2
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Dr. Daisy Yiyou Wang, the Robert N. Shapiro Curator of Chinese and East Asian Art at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass., presents her research on Detroit collector Charles Lang Freer.

A tour in Rivera Court

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

  • Thu, Dec 6
  • 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

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

An example of printmaking notecards

Drop-In Workshop: Printmaking Notecards

  • 6 - 9 p.m. Fr, Dec 7 | 12 - 4 p.m. Sat, Dec 8 & Sun, Dec 9
  • 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. Fold in half to make a card.  Envelopes are provided!

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Dec 7
  • 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.

Yasmine Hamdan

Friday Night Live! Yasmine Hamdan

  • 8 p.m. Fri, Dec 7
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Ever since the release of her debut album, Ya Nass (2013), Yasmine Hamdan’s personal, modern take on Arabic pop music has been getting tremendous attention in Europe, the US, Northern Africa and the Middle East.

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Dec 8
  • 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.