Events

"The Ball Players," 1871, William Morris Hunt, American; oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts.

Play Ball! Transforming the Game, 1876-2019

  • Sat, Jun 15 - Sun, Sep 15, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Celebrate the great American pastime of baseball with a new year of the DIA's continuing series of exhibitions, Play Ball! Baseball at the DIA.

Ashley holds her son Nathaniel on the front porch of her house in Southwest Detroit.  August 17, 2017.

Video | Facing Change: Documenting America

  • Aug 9 - Sep 29, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - De Salle Gallery

This community photojournalism initiative matches emerging and early-career local photographers with acclaimed mentors.

Etude pour "Le Pont de l'Europe" (Study for "Le Pont de l'Europe"), 1876, Gustave Caillebotte, French; oil on canvas. Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York. Photograph by Tom Loonan and Brenda Bieger, courtesy of Albright-Knox Art Galler

Humble and Human: Impressionist Era Treasures from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Detroit Institute of Arts, an Exhibition in Honor of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.

  • Wed, Jun 26 - Sun, Oct 13, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

A selection of more than forty Impressionist and post-Impressionist treasures from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Detroit Institute of Arts.

"Café,​ Paris," 1929, Archibald J. Motley Jr., American; oil on canvas. Museum Purchase, Ernest & Rosemarie Kanzler Foundation Fund. Detroit Institute of Arts. 

Out of the Crate: New Gifts & Purchases

  • Sat, Jun 8 - Sun, Sep 15, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

DIA Director Salvador Salort-Pons selects the artwork in this gallery that showcases some of the museum’s newest acquisitions.

Shadow of a bicycle below an art installation in the community

DIA Inside|Out Annual Bike Ride 2019

  • Sun, Sep 15 , 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - John R. Courtyard

Join a pedal-powered celebration of public art on the 9th annual Inside|Out Bike Ride.

Children playing with Artie the Donkey in Prentis Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Games

  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Look for the Gallery Games cart in Prentis Court by Artie the Donkey for free family fun with take-away games to play in the museum.

Children and gallery teacher in Rivera Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Adventures

  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Docents will provide pop-up tours and engagement activities for children and their families.

Drawing in the African American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Sep 15 , 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.

Luminaries

Drop-In Workshop: Luminaries

  • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, Sep 14 & Sun, Sep 15, 2019
  • 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.

Diego Rivera's "Detroit Industry Murals" with a tour group

The "Big Picture" Guided Tour

  • 1 p.m Tuesday - Sundays , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Every Tuesday through Sunday at 1 p.m. take a free guided tour of the Detroit Institute of Arts' collection.

Tours depart from the Great Hall at 1 p.m.

The Big Picture Guided Tour is also at 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday...

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