Events

Papel Picado, Drop-In Workshop

Drop-In Workshop: Papel Picado

  • Fri, Sep 27 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Make your own Papel Picado, which literally means “punched” or “perforated” paper.

Two people observing a record player

Give Me Liberty

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, Sep 27 | 4:30 & 7:00 p.m. Sat, Sep 28 | 2:00 & 4:30 p.m. Sun, Sep 29, 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Give Me Liberty careens energetically into a hilarious, compassionate intersection of American dreams, disenchantment, empathy, and above all, hope.

Helado Negro standing with large, glittery wings

Friday Night Live! Helado Negro

  • 7:00 & 8:30 p.m. Fri, Sep 27, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Performing as Helado Negro, his latest recording, This is How You Smile, is a personal response to sanctioned violence towards people of color.

An image of four of 2018's colorful Ofrenda altarpieces

Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos

  • September 28 - November 10, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

In celebration of Dia de Muertos, the Detroit Institute of Arts, in partnership with Detroit's Mexican Consulate, invite you to explore a community exhibition of ofrenda altars.

Educator Event

Refresh, Restore, & Revitalize Educator Morning

  • Sat, Sep 28 , 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Join us for an educator-exclusive morning series focusing on the 3 “R”s of self-care: Refresh, Restore, and Revitalize!  

A woman drawing in the American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Sep 28 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - American (2nd Floor)

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

Papel Picado, Drop-In Workshop

Drop-In Workshop: Papel Picado

  • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, Sep 28 & Sun, Sep 29, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Make your own Papel Picado, which literally means “punched” or “perforated” paper.

Two Day of the Dead skeleton puppets

Puppet Performance: Skeletons in the Closet

  • Sat, Sep 28 , 2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

A tender story of children remembering their grandparents, this bilingual performance explores the meaning of el Día de Muertos and is a celebration of love and the cycle of life.

A woman drawing in a gallery

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Sep 29 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Ancient Greek & Roman (2nd Floor)

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

Filipino dancers in traditional dress holding floral garlands

Arts of Asia: Filipino Heritage Day

  • Sun, Sep 29 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Members of Southeast Michigan’s Filipino community invite the whole family to experience their arts and culture at the DIA.