Events

"Flight with Mirror," 2014, Shirley Woodson, American; acrylic on canvas.

Shirley Woodson: Shield of the Nile Reflections

  • Dec 18, 2021 – May 29, 2022
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

With the Shield of the Nile series begun in 1984, Shirley Woodson (b. 1936) has been presenting Black bathers in rivers, a reference to the diasporic myth that the Nile River holds transformative and nurturing benefits for people of African descent.

Doug Berky featured with two of his puppets in brown robes, one on either side of him.

Gems: The World’s Wisdom Stories

  • 2:00 p.m. Wed, Dec 29 & Thu, Dec 30, 2021
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

For nearly 3 decades, Doug Berky has brought classic solo physical theater performances to stages all over the world.

A conductor in a black tuxedo and bright teal cummerbund conducts an orchestra of string instruments.

Friday Night Live! Michigan Philharmonic: Miniature Masterpieces

  • Fri, Jan 21 , 2022
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

This performance will be presented live in the Detroit Film Theatre.

A colorful paper town with a paper bus and a paper 1950s housewife.

Puppet Performance: Dirty Gerts

  • Sat, Jan 22 , 2022
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

Get the whole family together for a groovy blend of historical fiction, 60s pop culture puppets, and colorful confetti at this one-of-a-kind show for families.

Ellen Rowe, sitting at a piano in a large white button down shirt and short hair with a bright white background.

Friday Night Live! Ellen Rowe: Momentum - Portraits of Women in Music

  • Fri, Jan 28 , 2022
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

This performance will be presented live in the Detroit Film Theatre.

"Judith and Her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes," 1523-1525, Artemisia Gentileschi, Italian; oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts.

By Her Hand: Artemisia Gentileschi and Women Artists in Italy, 1500–1800

  • Feb 6 - May 29, 2022
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Women artists played a vibrant and often untold role in Italy around 1600. How did they work and succeed in a male-dominated art world? T

Self-Portrait, Van Gogh, 1887

Van Gogh in America

  • Sun, Oct 2, 2022 - Sun, Jan 22, 2023
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

In celebration of its status as the first public museum in the United States to purchase a painting by Vincent van Gogh—Self-Portrait, 1887.