Events

Children and gallery teacher in Rivera Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Adventures

  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Tuesday - Sunday , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

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

Gallery teacher giving a tour to students

Family Tours | Saturday & Sunday

  • 1 p.m. Tuesday - Sunday , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

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 , 2019
  • 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...

Sunset Boulevard

Thursdays at the Museum: Sunset Boulevard (film)

  • Thu, Jun 27 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Every Thursday at 1 p.m. the Detroit Institute of Arts offers programs for adults 55+.

Shrinky dink examples

Drop-In Workshop: Shrinky Dink Key Chains

  • Fri, Jun 28 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Create a fun design on plastic and then watch it shrink down.

Playing chess with the Detroit Chess Club at the DIA

CANCELLED Detroit City Chess Club Open Play

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

Unfortunately, the Detroit City Chess Club will not be meeting on Friday, June 28  , 2019.

Docent led tour of Rivera Court

The "Big Picture" Guided Tour

  • 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.

A woman drawing in the American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Jun 28 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - American (2nd Floor)

Explore American Art and create a pencil drawing to take home. 

Three people walking on a yellow beach with yellow umbrellas

Walking on Water

  • Fri, Jun 28 , 2019
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Ten years after the passing of his wife and collaborator, artist Christo sets out to realize a large-scale project they conceived together years before.

Two patrons drawing in front of an abstract piece

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Jun 29 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Modern & Contemporary (2nd Floor)

Explore Modern & Contemporary Art and create a pencil drawing to take home.