Events

Venus Receiving the Arms from Vulcan for Aeneas, ca. 1770/1775, oil on canvas; Gaetano Gandolfi, Italian, 1734–1802. Detroit Institute of Arts. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Allan Shelden III (74.2)

European Paintings Council Express Tour and Luncheon

  • Mon, Oct 16
  • 11:00 AM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Eve Straussman-Pflanzer, Head of the DIA's European Art Department & the Elizabeth and Allan Shelden Curator of European Paintings, will lead a focused tour of new works on view by Gaetano Gandolfi and Bartolomé Estebán Murillo in the DIA’s European galleries followed by lunch at a Detroit-area restaurant.

Ofrenda sugar skull image

Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos

  • Tuesday-Sunday, Oct. 13-Nov. 12
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

In celebration of Dia de Muertos, the Detroit Institute of Arts, in partnership with Detroit's Mexican Consulate, invite you to explore a community exhibition of ofrenda altars. In Mexico, and other Latin American...

Royce Da 5'9" by Jenny Risher

D-Cyphered: Portraits by Jenny Risher

  • Tuesdays thru Sundays, Fri, Aug 4 until Mon, Feb 19
  • All Day

D-Cyphered: Portraits by Jenny Risher will take viewers on a photographic timeline that makes up the story of the Detroit hip-hop scene. Often overlooked by the movements in New York and Los Angeles, Detroit’s...

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.

A scene from An American in Rome

Week of Italian Language in the World: Celebrating Italian Cinema

  • October 19-22
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The 17th “Week of Italian Language in the World” (La Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo), October 16 through 22, is an annual event organized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and focuses this year on...

Thursdays at the Museum : Art Making

Thursdays at the Museum: Art Making: Sugar Skulls

  • Thu, Oct 19
  • 1:00 PM

Learn how sugar skulls are used for Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexican and Mexican American communities while your decorate one of your own.

A scene from What Scoundrels Men Are

What Scoundrels Men Are! (Gli uomini, che mascalzoni…)

  • Thu, Oct 19
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

(Italy/1932—directed by Mario Camerini)

Artist Talk: Mark Bradford

Artist Lecture: Mark Bradford

  • Thu, Oct 19
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Renowned contemporary artist Mark Bradford gives a talk in advance of his monumental commissioned cyclorama of paintings at the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. in November.

Playing chess with the Detroit Chess Club at the DIA

Detroit City Chess Club Open Play

  • Fridays at 4 p.m.
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

Join the Detroit City Chess Club in their regular Friday meet-ups in Prentis Court.

Sugar Skulls

Drop-In Workshop: Sugar Skulls

  • Fri, Oct 20
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Learn how sugar skulls are used for Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexican and Mexican American communities while you decorate one of your own.