Events

Drawing in the African American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Feb 7 , 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Native American (1st Floor)

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

LaShaun Kotaran

Spoken | The Art of Poetry

  • Fri, Feb 7 , 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Area poets present works inspired by the pieces of art they love the most.  

"Samurai Helmet," 17th Century, Japanese; wood, lacquer, metal, fiber. Detroit Institute of Arts.

A Samurai and A Gentleman: Representations of Power and Knowledge in East Asia

  • Sat, Feb 8 , 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Free workshop for educators. 3.75 SCECHs pending.

A woman drawing in a gallery

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Feb 8 , 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - African American (2nd Floor)

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

A man displaying his sketch

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Feb 9 , 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - European: British & Decorative Arts (3rd Floor)

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

Gone to the Village

Gone to the Village: Royal Funerary Rites for Asantehemaa Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II

  • Sun, Feb 9 , 2020
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

A unique and powerful documentary, beautifully filmed, of the elaborate funerary rites for the Queen Mother of the Asante in Ghana.

April Anue quilt

Thursdays at the Museum: Artist Demonstration with April Anue

  • Thu, Feb 13 , 2020
  • 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+.

Collage Portraits

Drop-In Workshop: Collage Portrait

  • 6:00 - 9:00 Fri, Feb 14 | 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sat, Feb 15 & Sun, Feb 16, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

The term collage, derived from the French coller, to glue, describes artwork made from a mix of different materials.

A woman drawing in the American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Feb 14 , 2020
  • 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.

Side-by-side portraits of Toni Morrison and James Baldwin

A Portrait of Toni Morrison & James Baldwin

  • Fri, Feb 14 , 2020
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Celebrate the life and legacy of Toni Morrison and James Baldwin with dramatic readings of work that captured Black life in America.