Events

Gallery teacher giving a tour to students

Thursdays at the Museum: DIA Masters Old and New (Tour)

  • Thu, Oct 3 , 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+.

Five examples of doodle art on square paper

Drop-In Workshop: Doodle Art

  • Fri, Oct 4 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Many people doodle as a way of spontaneously expressing ideas. Grab some drawing materials and see what you come up with.

A woman drawing in the American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Oct 4 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - American (2nd Floor)

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

Formosa Roadside Wedding troupe posing with their instruments

Friday Night Live! Formosa Roadside Wedding Banquet

  • Fri, Oct 4 , 2019
  • 7:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Detroit Film Theatre

Formosa Roadside Wedding Banquet is musical theater that celebrates joyous and food-centric Taiwanese wedding rituals

Five examples of doodle art on square paper

Drop-In Workshop: Doodle Art

  • 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, Oct 5 & Sun, Oct 6, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Many people doodle as a way of spontaneously expressing ideas. Grab some drawing materials and see what you come up with.

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Oct 5 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

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

Terra cotta busts of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, made in the 18th century by Jean-Antoine Houdon

VCESDA Lecture | The American Connection: Jean Antoine Houdon and His Great American Friends

  • Sat, Oct 5 , 2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Jean Antoine Houdon, the most brilliant sculptor of the French Enlightenment, met many American leaders and personalities, including Benjamin Franklin, John Paul Jones and Thomas Jefferson in Paris. 

Cartoon of a young girl, on a bright yellow background with the NYICFF logo

DFT Family: NYICFF ¡Viva Kid Flicks!

  • 2:00 p.m. | Sat, Oct 5 & Sun, Oct 6, 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

¡Viva Kid Flicks! celebrates Spanish-language and Latino-themed stories in shorts from around the globe.

A still from the movie Asako I & II with a Japanese man and woman on a motorcylce

Asako I & II

  • 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Sat, Oct 5 | 4:00 p.m. Sun, Oct 6, 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

An intoxicating pop romance, as well as a charming snapshot of the everyday magic and mystery of falling in love.

Terra cotta busts of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, made in the 18th century by Jean-Antoine Houdon

Guests of Honor from the Musée du Louvre: Jean-Antoine Houdon’s Portraits of Americans in the Age of Enlightenment

  • October 6, 2019 - May 3, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Institute of Arts will present a dossier exhibition featuring two masterworks of French eighteenth-century portrait sculpture lent from the Musée du Louvre.