Events

Portrait of Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

  • Sun, Jul 7 , 2019
  • 4:30 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

From the beginning of her remarkable career, American author Toni Morrison – now 88 – has refused to be defined by the publishing industry’s establishment.

Drop-In Workshop: Sistrums

Drop-In Workshop: Sistrums

  • 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Tue, July 9 - Thu, July 11, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Sistrums are sacred rattles carried by royal women during ceremonies in ancient Egypt. Learn more about this instrument and create a simple version.

"Enriched Bread," 1965, Corita Kent, American; screenprint printed in color ink on wove paper. Detroit Institute of Arts

Thursdays at the Museum: Art Talk with curator Clare Rogan

  • Thu, Jul 11 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Every Thursday at 1 p.m. the Detroit Institute of Arts offers programs for adults 55+.

Celebration masks

Drop-In Workshop: Celebration Masks

  • 12:00 - 9:00 p.m. Fri, July 12 | 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sat, July 13 & Sun, July 14, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Have fun creating a colorful and expressive mask using feathers, ribbon, glitter and more.

Drop-In Workshop: Sistrums

Drop-In Workshop: Sistrums

  • Fri, Jul 12 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Sistrums are sacred rattles carried by royal women during ceremonies in ancient Egypt. Learn more about this instrument and create a simple version.

Playing chess with the Detroit Chess Club at the DIA

Detroit City Chess Club Open Play

  • Fridays at 4:00 p.m. , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

Join the Detroit City Chess Club in their regular Friday meet-ups in Prentis Court.

A woman drawing in the American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Jul 12 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - American (2nd Floor)

Explore American Art and create a pencil drawing to take home. 

Drum line dressed in traditional African clothing

Concert of Colors: African Masquerade

  • 12 - 2:00 p.m. Sat, July 13 | 2:00 p.m. Sun, July 14, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Come experience a spectacular performance of African dance on the grounds of the DIA.

Patrons drawing on the DIA's north lawn

Drawing in the Galleries | North Lawn

  • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, July 13 & Sun, July 14, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - North Lawn

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

Drop-In Workshop: Sistrums

Drop-In Workshop: Sistrums

  • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, July 13 & Sun, July 14, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Sistrums are sacred rattles carried by royal women during ceremonies in ancient Egypt. Learn more about this instrument and create a simple version.