Events

Gallery teacher giving a tour to students

Thursdays at the Museum: European and American Art at the DIA (Tour)

  • Thu, Nov 7 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

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

Young girl drawing in the studio

Drop-In Workshop: Assemblage

  • Fri, Nov 8 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Spend some time in the galleries admiring work by Betye Saar, Mickalene Thomas or Benny Andrews and then come to the studio to create your own mixed media piece of art.

Four women sitting and drawing in the Modern Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Nov 8 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Modern (2nd Floor)

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

Jeff Gaydesh, On Anchor Bay, Lake St. Clair

Michigan’s Great Lakes: Photographs by Jeff Gaydash

  • Nov 9, 2019 - May 3, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Large-scale photographs of Lakes Erie, Huron, Michigan and Superior are the subject of this exhibition by Detroit area photographer Jeff Gaydash.

Young girl drawing in the studio

Drop-In Workshop: Assemblage

  • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, Nov 9 & Sun, Nov 10, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Spend some time in the galleries admiring work by Betye Saar, Mickalene Thomas or Benny Andrews and then come to the studio to create your own mixed media piece of art.

A woman drawing in front of a slab in the Islamic gallery

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Nov 9 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Ancient Middle East (1st Floor)

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

DIA Exterior with Fountain

2019 DIA Gala

  • Sat, Nov 9 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Institute of Arts' annual gala. 

A man displaying his sketch

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Nov 10 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - European (3rd Floor)

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

"All Blues," 2008, Allie McGhee, American; mix/canvas. From the private collection of Nettie Seabrooks.

Detroit Collects: Selections of African American Art from Private Collections

  • November 12, 2019 - March 1, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Explore the rich history of collecting of African American Art in the Detroit region by private collectors, featuring works by Romare Bearden, Al Loving, Charles McGee and Alison Saar. 

DIA Exterior with Fountain

Thursdays at the Museum: Art BINGO!

  • Thu, Nov 14 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

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