Events

Gallery teacher giving a tour to students

Family Tours

  • 1:00 & 3:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday , 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Your guide for family tours awaits by Artie the Donkey. Weather permitting, your adventure may include outdoor objects.

A still from To Be Or Not To Be

To Be Or Not To Be

  • 2:00 p.m. Sat, Jan 25 | 2:00 p.m. Sun, Jan 26, 2020
  • Detroit Film Theatre

This comic yet poignant masterwork stars Jack Benny and Carole Lombard as husband-and-wife actors in Nazi-occupied Warsaw.

A tour stops in front of Kehinde Wiley's "Equestrian Portrait of the Count Duke Olivares"

The "Big Picture" Guided Tour

  • 3 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays , 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Every Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. take a free guided tour of the Detroit Institute of Arts' collection.

Tours depart from the Great Hall at 3 p.m.

The Big Picture Guided Tour is also at 1 p.m. every Tuesday through ...

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Jan 26 , 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Dutch Golden Age (3rd Floor)

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

An image from a former Michigan Lion Dance performance

Lion Dance

  • Sun, Jan 26 , 2020
  • 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Members of the Michigan Lion Dance team invite you to usher in the Year of the Rat and celebrate the Lunar New Year.

Someone drawing in the ancient middle east gallery

Thursdays at the Museum - Drawing in the Galleries & Collection Tours

  • Thu, Jan 30 , 2020
  • 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+.

Stepping flyer

Steppin' into Black History Month: A Chicago Style Stepper's Set

  • Fri, Jan 31 , 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Smile! We gon’ start this thing off right! Dancers, non-dancers and music lovers - come one, come all.

A woman drawing in a gallery

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Jan 31 , 2020
  • 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.

Young girl drawing in the studio

Drop-In Workshop: Community Quilt Design

  • 6:00 - 9:00 Fri, Jan 31 | 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sat, Feb 1 & Sun, Feb 2, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Learn about the tradition of quilt making and make your own square using scissors, glue, and fabric.

Still from animated film One Small Step

The 2020 Academy Award® Nominated Short Films: Animation and Live Action

  • Various | Jan 31 - Feb 16, 2020
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The 2020 Oscar® Shorts program will combine all the nominees in the short animation and live-action categories.