Events

DJ Duane Powell standing behind his equipment in front of a large, glowing X

Friday Night Live! Soundrotation Rearview Mirror Sessions with Duane Powell

  • Fri, Feb 15 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Chicago-based DJ Duane Powell bridges the gap between musical legends of the past with contemporary hip-hop heroes.

Young girl smiling while working on art in the art-making studio at the Detroit Institute of Aets

Drop-In Workshop: Open Studio

  • 6:00 - 9:00 PM Fri, Feb 15 | 12:00 - 4:00 PM Sat, Feb 16 & Sun, Feb 17, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

 Create something uniquely personal with a variety of fun and interesting materials in this open-ended Drop-In Workshop.

Donald Calloway

Artist Demonstration: Hearts of Donald Calloway

  • 12:00 - 4:00 PM Sat, Feb 16 & Sun Feb 17, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, join Detroit multimedia artist Donald Calloway as he displays some of his varied work and helps visitors create art of their own using found objects and a heart motif.

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Feb 16 , 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. 

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Feb 17 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - African American (2nd Floor)

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

Unplugged

Drop-In Workshop: Cell Phone Sleeping Bags

  • 6:00 - 9:00 PM Fri, Feb 22 | 12:00 - 4:00 PM Sat, Feb 23 & Sun, Feb 24, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Decorate a “Cell Phone Sleeping Bag” to prepare for the National Day of Unplugging.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Feb 22 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Arts of Africa (1st Floor)

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

J Dilla

Friday Night Live! The Music of J Dilla

  • 7:00 & 8:30 PM Fri, Feb 22, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

The music of legendary hip-hop artist J Dilla has been arranged by composer/ conductor Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, performed by musicians from Rebirth. 

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Feb 23 , 2019
  • 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.

Two members of Gratitude Steel Band with their instruments

The Gratitude Steel Band

  • 2:00 - 4:00 PM Sat, Feb 23 & Sun, Feb 24 , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Bring the family to enjoy the rhythms of the Gratitude Steel Band as they bring their high-energy island style and positivity to a vast array of musical styles.