Events

A woman drawing in a gallery

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Nov 30 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - African American (2nd Floor)

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

Drop-In Workshop: Hand Puppets

Drop-In Workshop: Felt Hand Puppets

  • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, Nov 30 & Sun, Dec 1, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

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

Gallery teacher giving a tour to students

Thursdays at the Museum: Art and Artifacts - Explore the Collection (Tour)

  • Thu, Dec 5 , 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+.

An example of printmaking notecards

Drop-In Workshop: Printmaking Notecards

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

Use foam printing plates, water-based inks and a wooden stylus to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind hand-pulled prints on paper.

An example of printmaking notecards

Drop-In Workshop: Printmaking Notecards

  • 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, Dec 7 & Sun, Dec 8, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Use foam printing plates, water-based inks and a wooden stylus to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind hand-pulled prints on paper. 

Papel Picado, Drop-In Workshop

Drop-In Workshop: Papel Picado

  • Fri, Dec 13 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Make your own Papel Picado, which literally means “punched” or “perforated” paper.

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

Bruegel's “The Wedding Dance” Revealed

  • Sat, Dec 14, 2019 - Sun, Aug 30, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

This exhibition celebrates one of the DIA's most iconic paintings, Pieter Bruegel's The Wedding Dance (1566) on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the artist's death.

Papel Picado, Drop-In Workshop

Drop-In Workshop: Papel Picado

  • 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, Oct 14 & Sun, Oct 15, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Make your own Papel Picado, which literally means “punched” or “perforated” paper.

Luminaries

Thursdays at the Museum: Luminaries

  • Thu, Dec 19 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

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

Custom made envelopes

Drop-In Workshop: Cards and Envelopes

  • Fri, Dec 20 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Explore creative possibilities with paper as you learn to make your own envelopes, and cards.