Events

"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.

Custom made envelopes

Drop-In Workshop: Cards and Envelopes

  • 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, Dec 21 & Sun, Dec 22, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

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

“Alpine Landscape with Deep Valley,” 1555, Jan Duetecum I after Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Netherlandish; etching and engraving printed in black on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts.

From Bruegel to Rembrandt: Dutch and Flemish Prints and Drawings from 1500 to 1700

  • Feb 15 - July 26, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Starting in the sixteenth-century, Flemish and Dutch artists turned to everyday subjects, describing the landscape and people around them with humor and loving detail.

"Self-Portrait with Monkey," 1938, Frida Kahlo, Mexican; oil on masonite. Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Bequest of A. Conger Goodyear, 1966 (1966:9.10).

Guests of Honor: Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dalí

  • March 28 - September 27, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Important works by Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dalí, presented alongside photographs from the DIA’s collection, documenting the artists’ imaginative, larger-than-life personae.

Cars | Credit to be determined

Detroit Style: Car Design in the Motor City, 1950-2020

  • Fri, Jun 13, 2020 - Sun, Jan 10, 2021
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

A selection of paintings and sculptures will highlight the conversation between the American art world and the car culture from the 1950s to the present day.  

Self-Portrait, Van Gogh, 1887

Van Gogh in America

  • Sun, Jun 21 - Sun, Sep 27, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

In celebration of its status as the first public museum in the United States to purchase a painting by Vincent van Gogh—Self-Portrait, 1887.

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