Events

Decorated Drumsticks

Drop-In Workshop: Decorated Drumsticks

  • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, July 20 & Sun, July 21, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Some musical instruments produce sounds by being struck by sticks, fingers or other hard objects.

Artist's example

Artist Demonstration: Comix Remix

  • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, July 20 & Sun, July 21, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Pop artists made use of comic book imagery as a source of humor and as a way of transforming popular heroic imagery into commentary on American culture.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Jul 20 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Korean & Japanese Art (1st Floor)

Explore Korean & Japanese Art and create a pencil drawing to take home. 

Traditional puppets

I Wan Jan Glove Puppet Theater

  • Sat, Jul 20 , 2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

The I Wan Jan began performing in 1931, using ornate glove puppets and live musicians to capture the fantasies of Beijing opera and traditional Chinese folk tales.

A man sitting next to a gray poodle

Buddy

  • 1:00 & 3:30 p.m. Sat, July 20 | 2:00 p.m. Sun, July 21 , 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

This poignant portrait of the relationship between dogs and humans explores the extraordinary bond between service dogs and their owners

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Jul 21 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Arts of Africa (1st Floor)

Explore the Arts of Africa and create a pencil drawing to take home. 

Drop-In Workshop: Uchiwa

Drop-In Workshop: Uchiwa

  • 11:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Tue, July 23 - Thu, July 25, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Uchiwa is a particular style of paper fan that is common in Japan. Learn about the tradition of making uchiwa as you create a fan of your own.

Ride the High Country poster

Thursdays at the Museum: Ride the High Country (film)

  • Thu, Jul 25 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

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

Drop-In Workshop: Uchiwa

Drop-In Workshop: Uchiwa

  • Fri, Jul 26 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Uchiwa is a particular style of paper fan that is common in Japan. Learn about the tradition of making uchiwa as you create a fan of your own.

A woman drawing in a gallery

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Jul 26 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Dutch Golden Age (3rd Floor)

Explore Art of the Dutch Golden Age and create a pencil drawing to take home.