Events

Marcus Elliot playing saxophone in Rivera Court

Friday Night Live! Marcus Elliot Trio

  • 7:00 & 8:30 p.m. Fri, Nov 22, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

The Marcus Elliot Trio is a trio of improvisers and composers based in the Detroit area.

Nanook and Sedna, looking forlorn

Ága

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, Nov 22 | 4:30 & 7:00 p.m. Sat, Nov 23 | 4:30 p.m. Sun, Nov 24, 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

In a yurt in frozen, edge-of-the-world Siberia, an indigenous couple, Nanook and Sedna, live day to day in the self-sufficient manner of their ancestors.

Inside Out literary arts logo

Into the Frame | InsideOut Literary Arts Writing Workshops

  • Various | Sat, Nov 23 - Sun, Dec 15, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Join InsideOut for a series of creative writing workshops inspired by the DIA's special exhibitions, Detroit Collects and Michigan's Great Lakes.

Children playing with Artie the Donkey in Prentis Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Games

  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday , 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.

Children and gallery teacher in Rivera Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Adventures

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

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

Drop-In Workshop: Hand Puppets

Drop-In Workshop: Felt Hand Puppets

  • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, Nov 23 & Sun, Nov 24, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Use an assortment of interesting materials to create your own hand puppet.

Guests drawing in the Native American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Nov 23 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Native American (1st Floor)

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

Gallery teacher giving a tour to students

Family Tours

  • 1:00 & 3:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Your guide for family tours awaits by Artie the Donkey. Weather permitting, your adventure may include outdoor objects.

Two girls on a beach

DFT Family | Tia and Piujuq

  • 2:00 p.m. | Sat, Nov 23 & Sun, Nov 24, 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Tia, a young Syrian girl new to Montreal, longs for friends when she accidentally discovers a magic portal.

A tour stops in front of Kehinde Wiley's "Equestrian Portrait of the Count Duke Olivares"

The "Big Picture" Guided Tour

  • 3 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Every Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. take a free guided tour of the Detroit Institute of Arts' collection.

Tours depart from the Great Hall at 3 p.m.

The Big Picture Guided Tour is also at 1 p.m. every Tuesday through ...