Flowers in a Glass Vase, 1704. Rachel Ruysch. Dutch

Behind the Seen: In the Garden

  • Mon, May 14
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Meadowbrook Activity Center

This talk explores the hidden meanings behind the images of flowers, plants and gardens which are some of the DIA's most beloved works of art.

Dancers. 1897. Edgar Degas. French

Behind the Seen: Ordinary People by Extraordinary Artists- Degas, Renoir and Friends

  • Mon, May 14
  • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Plymouth District Library

Some of the most important French artists of the 19th century resisted the elitist aesthetic of the academic art tradition by emphasizing the people around them and the human experience as subject matter during a transitioning moment in the modernist era. These are all works on paper by Degas, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, Vuillard, Bonnard and Cezanne.

DIA Exterior with Fountain

Gary Woronchak's 20th Annual Senior Citizen Conference

  • Wed, May 16
  • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Ford Community & Performing Arts Center

Learn more about the DIA's Thursday at the Museum program at Gary Woronchak's 20th Annual Senior Citizen Conference.

This event is free and open to residents 60 years and older of the 13th District on the Wayne County Commission, which includes Allen Park and Dearborn.

Behind the Seen: Let Me Tell You a Story

Behind the Seen: Let Me Tell You a Story

  • Mon, Jun 4
  • 6:30 PM
  • Plymouth District Library

Making meaning of the world around us is a basic behavior and most cultures throughout time have used art to teach essential beliefs and understandings. Explore the many ways visual artists use stories as the source of inspiration for their work. 

Behind the Seen: Your DIA: (R)evolution

Behind the Seen: Your DIA: (R)evolution

  • Thu, Jun 7
  • 2:00 PM
  • Clinton-Macomb Public Library

Explore the history of the DIA and learn about the individuals who founded the museum, built its collection, and supported the institution for over 128 years and understand why the DIA is considered one of the most renowned and innovative art museums in the world.