Events

European: Medieval & Renaissance galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Dec 8 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Medieval & Renaissance (2nd Floor)

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

A grand marble room with the word MODO in bright lights

Opera MODO presents: Holiday Drama!

  • Sun, Dec 8 , 2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Get in the holiday spirit and enjoy the sounds and stories of classic and contemporary works told by Opera MODO!

A grand marble room with the word MODO in bright lights

Thursdays at the Museum: Opera MODO presents Holiday Drama!

  • Thu, Dec 12 , 2019
  • 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+.

Papel Picado, Drop-In Workshop

Drop-In Workshop: Papel Picado

  • Fri, Dec 13 , 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.

The artist Arlo McKinley lounging on a leather chair in a red brick room

Friday Night Live! Arlo McKinley & the Lonesome Sound

  • 7:00 & 8:30 p.m. Fri, Dec 13, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Arlo McKinley crosses genres of country-folk/rock with a mixture of soul and deep and profound introspection.

"The Wedding Dance," 1566, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Netherlandish; oil on wood panel. Detroit Institute of Arts.

Bruegel's “The Wedding Dance” Revealed

  • Sat, Dec 14, 2019 - Sun, Aug 30, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

This exhibition celebrates one of the DIA's most iconic paintings, Pieter Bruegel's The Wedding Dance (1566) on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the artist's death.

Papel Picado, Drop-In Workshop

Drop-In Workshop: Papel Picado

  • 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, Oct 14 & Sun, Oct 15, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

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

A woman drawing in the American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Dec 14 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - American Art Nouveau (2nd Floor)

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

Reg Pettibone, in traditional Native American dress, performs in the Detroit Institute of Arts' Rivera Court

Stories and Dances of the Ho-Chunk Nation

  • 2:00 p.m. | Sat, Dec 14 & Sun, Dec 15, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Reg Pettibone, and members of his family provide an understanding of true Native American culture through dance, song, and narration.

A few children drawing at easels

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Dec 15 , 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.