Events

Two kids sitting on folding chairs in the DIA galleries while writing notes.

Black History Month: A Matter of Life and Language - Poetry Workshop for Youth

  • Sat, Feb 19 , 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Holley Room

Writers from InsideOut Literary Arts invite middle school and high school students to participate in a poetry writing workshop at the DIA.

Two kids sitting on folding chairs in the DIA galleries while writing notes.

Black History Month: A Matter of Life and Language | A Poetry Series for Youth

  • Sat, Feb 19 , 2022
  • 1:30 PM
  • Lecture Hall

Ticket registration and proof of vaccination required. 

“Take it To The Limit,” 2013, Shirley Woodson, American; acrylic on canvas.

Talking about Art with Shirley Woodson

  • Wed, Feb 23 , 2022
  • 6:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - DFT Auditorium

Join Shirley Woodson, and DIA Head Curator of the Center for African American Art, Valerie J. Mercer, for their conversation about the current exhibition Shirley Woodson: Shield of the Nile Reflections.

Tyler Mitchell, Untitled (Hijab Couture), New York, 2019

Paradise Now with Tyler Mitchell

  • Thu, Feb 24 , 2022
  • 5:00 PM

Tyler Mitchell closes out Black History Month with a virtual lecture on how his images of black utopia give us access to create a utopia of our own.  

Self-Portrait, Van Gogh, 1887

Van Gogh in America

  • Sun, Oct 2, 2022 - Sun, Jan 22, 2023
  • 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.