Events

A man displaying his sketch

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Nov 10 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - European (3rd Floor)

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

Dia de muertos

Artist Talk: Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos

  • Sun, Nov 10 , 2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

On the final day to view the seventh annual community exhibition Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos, you are invited to a discussion with the artists who created the altars on view.

Jay Maisel in his home

Jay Myself

  • 3:00, 5:00 & 6:45 p.m. Sun, Nov 10, 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The place where Jay Maisel lived and worked for forty-eight years was anything but ordinary.

"All Blues," 2008, Allie McGhee, American; mix/canvas. From the private collection of Nettie Seabrooks.

Detroit Collects: Selections of African American Art from Private Collections

  • November 12, 2019 - March 1, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Explore the rich history of collecting of African American Art in the Detroit region by private collectors, featuring works by Romare Bearden, Al Loving, Charles McGee and Alison Saar. 

DIA Exterior with Fountain

Thursdays at the Museum: Art BINGO!

  • Thu, Nov 14 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

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

DIA Exterior with Fountain

Creativity Mini-Conference with Author Peter H. Reynolds (The Dot)

  • Fri, Nov 15 , 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

SCECHs pending

An example of an accordian book

Drop-In Workshop: Accordian Books

  • Fri, Nov 15 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

The accordion book is one of the most versatile and easiest books to make.

A woman drawing in a gallery

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Nov 15 , 2019
  • 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.

Students in blue polo shirts standing in a line

Angels Are Made of Light

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, Nov 15 | 4:00 & 7:00 p.m. Sat, Nov 16, 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

This documentary traces the lives of several young students and their teachers at the Daqiqi Balkhi School in the old city of Kabul.

Nick Zoulek with his saxophone

Friday Night Live! Juxtatonal featuring Nick Zoulek

  • 7:00 & 8:30 p.m. Fri, Nov 15, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Juxtatonal [JUX] is a contemporary voice and cello duo performing music that juxtaposes tonality with atonality.