Events

"The Wedding Dance," 1566, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Netherlandish; oil on wood panel. Detroit Institute of Arts.

From Antwerp to Detroit

  • Thu, Jan 23 , 2020
  • 5:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

From Antwerp to Detroit is a celebratory fundraising event hosted by the European Paintings Council.

Playing chess with the Detroit Chess Club at the DIA

Detroit City Chess Club Open Play

  • Fridays at 4:00 p.m. , 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

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

A person hunched over a bench and drawing in the Native American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Jan 24 , 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Native American (1st Floor)

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

Docent led tour of Rivera Court

The "Big Picture" Guided Tour

  • 6 p.m. Fridays , 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Great Hall

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

Crayon rubbing

Drop-In Workshop: Printmaking | Crayon Rubbings

  • 6:00 - 9:00 Fri, Jan 24 | 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sat, Jan 25 & Sun, Jan 26, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Use wax crayons and found objects to create one-of-a-kind prints on paper.

Three people from the film 63 Up, posing with photographs of themselves as children

63 Up

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, Jan 23 | 4:00 & 7:00 p.m. Sat, Jan 25 | 4:00 p.m. Sun, Jan 26, 2020
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Michael Apted’s landmark documentary series, beginning in 1963, followed the lives of a dozen or so British 7-year-olds, checking in with them every seven years.

Michigan Philharmonic

Friday Night Live! Michigan Philharmonic: Miniature Masterpieces

  • 7:00 & 8:30 p.m. Fri, Jan 24, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Miniature Masterpieces features the Michigan Philharmonic performing huge sounding pieces written for small chamber ensembles.

Children playing with Artie the Donkey in Prentis Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Games

  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday , 2020
  • 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 , 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

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

Two patrons drawing in front of an abstract piece

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Jan 25 , 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Modern & Contemporary (2nd Floor)

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