Events

Reg Pettibone

Stories and Dances of the Ho-Chuck Nation

  • 2 p.m. Sat, Dec 8 & Sun, Dec 9
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Reg Pettibone, a Native American champion dancer from the Ho-Chunk Nation, along with members of his family, provides an understanding of true Native American culture through dance, song, narration and a display of artifacts with a strong environmental emphasis.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Dec 9
  • 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.

DIA Exterior with Fountain

Thursdays at the Museum: New Asian Galleries - Art Talk with curator Katherine Kasdorf

  • Thu, Dec 13
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

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, Dec 14
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Modern (2nd Floor)

Create a pencil drawing to take home while taking a closer look at the collection. No experience necessary. All supplies provided. For ages 6 - Adult (children ages 12 and younger should be accompanied by an adult). 

An example of patterns, symbols, and designs workshop

Drop-In Workshop: Patterns, Symbols, & Designs

  • 6 - 9 p.m. Fri, Dec 14 | 12 - 4 p.m. Sat, Dec 15 & Sun, Dec 16
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Use rubber stamps and fabric markers to give your own personal meaning to a decorated piece of silk fabric. 

Jenny Scheinman

Friday Night Live! Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait

  • Fri, Dec 14
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Acclaimed composer, singer, and violinist Jenny Scheinman invites us into the captivating visual world of Depression-era filmmaker H. Lee Waters in the multi-media performance Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait.

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Dec 16
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Contemporary (2nd Floor)

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

Luminaries

Thursdays at the Museum: Art-Making - Luminaries

  • Thu, Dec 20
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Explore infinite patterns and colors using tissue paper on a simple glass jar that you can illuminate at home with a small candle, like a tea light.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Dec 21
  • 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.

Luminaries

Drop-In Workshop: Luminaries

  • 6 - 9 p.m. Fri, Dec 21 | 12 - 4 p.m. Sat, Dec 22 & Sun, Dec 23
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Explore infinite patterns and colors using tissue paper on a simple glass jar that you can illuminate at home with a small candle, like a tea light.