Events

Duo 1717

Friday Night Live! Duo 1717

  • 7 & 8:30 p.m. Fri, Nov 9
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Classical crossover duo, baritone Jean Bernard Cerin and pianist Veena K. Kulkarni fuse classical and world music with storytelling, creating a transformative concert experience.

A still from the film Memoir of War (La Douleur)

Memoir of War (La Douleur)

  • 7 p.m. Fri, Nov 9 & Sat, Nov 10 | 2 & 4:30 p.m. Sun, Nov 11
  • Detroit Film Theatre

In Nazi-occupied France in 1944, Marguerite (an incandescent performance by Mélanie Thierry) is a Resistance member along with her husband, Robert Antelme.

A group of artists using potter's wheels in the DIA's brightly colored art-studio

Potter’s Wheel for Teachers

  • 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. or 1 - 3 p.m. Sat, Nov 11
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

In this hands-on class appropriate for all levels, participants will receive individual guidance while making and decorating their own pots on the potter’s wheel, along with tips and resources useful in the classroom.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Nov 10
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Arts of Africa (1st Floor)

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

Chinese Slat Books

Drop-In Workshop: Chinese Slat Books

  • 12 - 4 p.m. | Sat, Nov 10 & Sun, Nov 11
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

In ancient China, before the invention of paper, documents were made of bamboo or wooden slats. Make your own book using this ancient technique.

Yung Shing Le Shadow Puppet Troupe

Puppet Performance: Yung Shing Le Shadow Puppet Troupe

  • Sat, Nov 10
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

In a special partnership with the Michigan Chinese Women Association, the DIA is proud to present Yung Shing Le Shadow Puppet Theatre Troupe of Taiwan. 

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Nov 11
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Dutch Golden Age (3rd Floor)

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

Ofrenda Proposal

Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos - Artist Talk

  • Sun, Nov 11
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

On the final day to view the sixth annual community exhibition Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos, take part in a discussion with the artists who created the altars on view.

Tibetan Prayer Flags

Thursdays at the Museum: Art-Making - Tibetan Prayer Flags

  • Thu, Nov 15
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Learn how Tibetan prayer flags are made and used while you create your own personal flag to take home.

 

Tibetan Prayer Flags

Thursdays at the Museum: Art-Making Studio - Tibetan Prayer Flags

  • Thu, Nov 15
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Learn how Tibetan prayer flags are made and used while you create your own personal flag to take home.