Events

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Dec 23 , 2018
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - British (3rd Floor)

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

A still from the film Fanny and Alexander

Fanny and Alexander

  • Sun, Dec 23 , 2018
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Through the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander, we witness the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling bourgeois clan in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Sweden.

A small snowman in front of the thinker

Holiday Hours 2018

  • through January 2, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Extended hours for this holiday season. 

Winter Village

Drop-In Workshop: Winter Village

  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wed, Dec 26 & Thu, Dec 27 , 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Friends and family, food and drinks, ice skating and shopping are some things that might come to mind when you think about a winter village.

Family Tour in Rivera Court

Holiday Break Family Fun! Gallery Adventures

  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wed, Dec 26 - Fri, Jan 4 (excluding Jan 1.) , 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

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

Children playing with Artie the Donkey in Prentis Court

Holiday Break Family Fun! Gallery Games

  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Wed, Dec 26 - Fri, Jan 4 (excluding Jan 1.) , 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Play kid-tested and approved games!

My Neighbor Totoro

Tea-Time Theatre: My Neighbor Totoro

  • Wed, Dec 26 , 2018
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

A deceptively simple tale of two girls, Satsuki and Mei, who move with their father to a new house in the countryside and discover that the surrounding forests are home to a family of Totoros, gentle but powerful forest spirits seen only by children.

A still from the film Cielo by Alison McAlpine

Cielo

  • 4:30 p.m. Wed, Dec 26 - Sun, Dec 30 , 2018
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Cielo is a cinematic reverie on the crazy beauty of the night sky, as experienced in the Atacama Desert in Chile, one of the best places on our planet to explore and contemplate its splendor.

British Arrows 2018

British Arrows 2018

  • 7 p.m. Wed, Dec 26 - Sun, Dec 30 , 2018
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The marvelously creative “adverts” of British TV continue to dazzle and delight; they’re annually recognized with the prestigious British Arrows awards.

Ernest and Celestine

Tea-Time Theatre: Ernest and Celestine

  • Thu, Dec 27 , 2018
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Based on the classic Belgian book series by Gabrielle Vincent, Ernest & Celestine tells of an unlikely friendship between two society outcasts.