Events

Children and gallery teacher in Rivera Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Adventures

  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Saturdays and Sundays , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

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

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Feb 23 , 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.

Two members of Gratitude Steel Band with their instruments

The Gratitude Steel Band

  • 2:00 p.m. | Sat, Feb 23 & Sun, Feb 24, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Bring the family to enjoy the rhythms of the Gratitude Steel Band as they bring their high-energy island style and positivity to a vast array of musical styles.

A woman carefully working on a large mural

The 2019 Academy Award® Nominated Short Films - Documentary

  • Sat, Feb 9, 2:00 p.m | Thu, Feb 14, 7:00 p.m. | Sat, Feb 23, 2:00 p.m., 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

We’re delighted to present again this year a program of all of the Academy Award® nominated short documentary films.

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Feb 24 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Contemporary (2nd Floor)

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

Woman in the GM center for African American Art taking a photograph on her phone

Poetry is Art/Art is Poetry

  • Fri, Feb 1 - 6:15, 7:15 & 8:15 p.m. | Sun, Feb 10 & Feb 24 - 12:15, 1:15, & 2:15 p.m., 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

What does your favorite artwork sound like in a poem? Join us in the galleries for a unique literary experience.

A woman speaking to a man who's sitting in a small plane

Thursdays at the Museum: The Flying Ace

  • Thu, Feb 28 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The Flying Ace is the story of a heroic African American fighter pilot returning home after World War I to resume his career as a railroad detective.

An example of a handmade scroll

Drop-In Workshop: Scrolls

  • Fri, Mar 1, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Sat, Mar 2, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sun, Mar 3, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Scrolls were used for centuries to keep records and as decoration. Make your own scroll out of simple materials to take home.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Mar 1 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Islamic World (1st Floor)

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

Never Look Away

Never Look Away

  • Fri, Mar 1 - 7:00 p.m. | Sat, Mar 2 - 7:00 p.m. | Sun, Mar 3 - 5:00 p.m. | Fri, Mar 8 - 7:00 p.m. | Sat, Mar 9 - 7:00 p.m. | Sun, Mar 10 - 5 p.m. , 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Visually rich and emotionally complex, Never Look Away is Germany’s Foreign Language submission to this year’s Academy Awards®.