Events

Filippo Falciatore, Italian, active 1718–1768. Tarantella at Mergellina, about 1750; Oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Acquisitions Fund. (80.3)

A Celebration of Italian Art & Cuisine at the DIA!

  • Thu, Nov 29
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Enjoy an elegant strolling dinner with wide-ranging tastes of Italy in the Great Hall and Rivera Court with wine and beverage service in a memorable evening of art, dining, music, and ambiance.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Nov 30
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 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.

Bojagi - Traditional Korean Gift Wrap

Drop-In Workshop: Bojagi - Traditional Korean Gift Wrap

  • 6 - 9 p.m. Fri, Nov 30 | 12 - 4 p.m. Sat, Dec 1 & Sun, Dec 2
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Korean women used traditional wrapping cloth, or bojagi, to cover, store, decorate, or carry gifts and objects of everyday life. Use cotton fabric and markers to create one of your own.

Paddle to the Sea

Third Coast Percussion: Paddle to the Sea

  • 8 p.m. Fri, Nov 30 | 2 p.m. Sat, Dec 1
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The classic children’s book and Academy Award-nominated film, Paddle to the Sea, is the focus of a new project that looks at our relationship to the bodies of water that connect our lives.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Dec 1
  • 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.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Dec 2
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Modern & Contemporary (2nd Floor)

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

DIA Exterior with Fountain

Charles Lang Freer and His Adventures in Chinese Art Collecting

  • Sun, Dec 2
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Dr. Daisy Yiyou Wang, the Robert N. Shapiro Curator of Chinese and East Asian Art at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass., presents her research on Detroit collector Charles Lang Freer.

A tour in Rivera Court

Thursdays at the Museum: Highlights of the Permanent Collection (Tour)

  • Thu, Dec 6
  • 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

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

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Dec 7
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - African American (2nd Floor)

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

An example of printmaking notecards

Drop-In Workshop: Printmaking Notecards

  • 6 - 9 p.m. Fr, Dec 7 | 12 - 4 p.m. Sat, Dec 8 & Sun, Dec 9
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Use foam printing plates, water-based inks and a wooden stylus to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind hand-pulled prints on paper. Fold in half to make a card.  Envelopes are provided!