Events

Visitors using Lumin to enhance their experience in DIA's Rivera Court

Lumin 2.0 Prototype

  • July 24, 2018 - Feb 28, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

We've added new augmented reality stops on our #DIALumin tour, and we need your help in testing them!

Darth Vader, illustration, Star Wars and the Power of Costume

"Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume"

  • May 20 - Sep 30, 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Take a unique journey into the Star Wars™ universe as characters are brought to life through a dramatic presentation of more than 60 original costumes. Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume will closely examine the captivating process of costume design for iconic outfits featured in the first seven films of the Star Wars saga—from Queen Amidala’s lavish gowns to Darth Vader’s imposing black armor.

Photograph of Allie McGee and Carole Harris

Repetition, Rhythm, and Vocab

  • July 20 - Nov 4, 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Repetition, Rhythm, and Vocab presents Detroit artists Carole Harris and Allie McGhee together in homage to the harmony of their improvisational languages and to the city in which they found their voices.

Detroit Tigers 1968 World Champions ball, 1969, pen and ink on leather. Artist: George Sosnak.

Play Ball! Baseball at the DIA

  • Tuesday-Sunday, Mar 29 - Sep 16
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Take a step back in time and celebrate the great American pastime of baseball at Play Ball! Baseball at the DIA, featuring items from the Michigan-based E. Powell Miller collection and the Detroit Institute of Arts. This e...

Children and gallery teacher in Rivera Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Adventures

  • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Daily starting July 12
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

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

Children playing with Artie the Donkey in Prentis Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Games

  • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Daily | Extended through 3 p.m. Sat - Sun
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

Play kid-tested and approved games! 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.

Wire Sculpture

Drop-In Workshop: Wire Sculpture

  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Tue, Aug 14 & Wed, Aug 15
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - South Lawn

Make a sculpture using colorful wire.

Family Tour in Rivera Court

Family Tour: It's a Zoo in Here!

  • 1 & 3 p.m. Daily
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Great Hall

Your guide for family tours awaits in the Great Hall. Weather-permitting, your adventure may include outdoor objects. 

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

The "Big Picture" Guided Tour

  • 1 p.m Tuesday - Sundays
  • 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...

This Island Earth

Space Travel: This Island Earth

  • Wed, Aug 15
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

A brilliant scientist is invited to collaborate on a project to promote world peace, only to discover that the offer is coming from inhabitants of a different world. The planet Metaluna–which is under siege-- wants to move its population to Earth and become its masters. A rousing example of the scientist-as-hero in sci-fi of the fifties.  

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