Events

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Wed, Feb 20 , 2019
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Asian Galleries

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

A still of two girls from an animated film

The 2019 Academy Award® Nominated Short Films - animated and live action

  • Fri, Feb 8 - Thu, Feb 28, 2019 (dates and times below)
  • Detroit Film Theatre

As in previous years, the 2019 Oscar® Shorts program will present all five nominees in both the short animation and live-action short film categories in one spectacular presentation.

Kids drawing in the modern and contemporary galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Thu, Feb 21 , 2019
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Modern & Contemporary

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

Mosaic

Thursdays at the Museum: Art-Making with Mosaics

  • Thu, Feb 21 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Make a simple mosaic using a variety of art-making materials.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Feb 22 , 2019
  • 12:00 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. 

Playing chess with the Detroit Chess Club at the DIA

Detroit City Chess Club Open Play

  • Fridays at 4 p.m. , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

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

Docent led tour of Rivera Court

The "Big Picture" Guided Tour (6 p.m. on Fridays)

  • 6 p.m. Fridays , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Great Hall

Every Friday at 6 p.m. take a free guided tour of the Detroit Institute of Arts' 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.

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. 

Children playing with Artie the Donkey in Prentis Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Games

  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Saturdays and Sundays , 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.