Events

How to Build a Flying machine - Test Flight

Puppet Performance: How to Build a Flying machine - Test Flight

  • 2 p.m. | Sat, July 7 & Sun, July 8
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - South Lawn

Featuring bunraku-style puppets, MoonBull Studio's newest work-in-progress tells the story of Wilbur and Orville Wright as they dream, experiment, fail and succeed on their path to solving the problem of human flight. 

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

  • Sun, Jul 15
  • 4:30 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

This revelatory documentary brings to light the influence of Indigenous people on popular music in North America. Focusing on icons like Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Charley Patton, Rumble shows how Native American artists shaped the soundtrack of the western world. (113 min.) 

Carole Harris & Allie McGhee

Detroit Art Week / In Conversation: Carole Harris & Allie McGhee

  • Fri, Jul 20
  • 4:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

The inaugural edition of Detroit Art Week kicks off with a conversation between honorary artists Carole Harris and Allie McGhee, acclaimed for their distinct abstract aesthetic that has endured and evolved for over 40 years. Moderated by Detroit Art Week Founding Director, Amani Olu, the discussion will explore what it means to live and make art in Detroit, maintain a long-standing artistic practice, as well as the role art can play in community building. 

Family Comic Book Day hosted by Vault of Midnight

Family Comic Book Day hosted by Vault of Midnight

  • 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. | Sat, Aug 4 & Sun, Aug 5
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

The creative staff at Vault of Midnight invite the whole family to explore the iconic nature of the comic arts. Local comic artists will display their works as well as lead participants new to the comic arts in developing their own characters and panels or help budding artists with stories in progress.

2018 Detroit Dance City Festival

2018 Detroit Dance City Festival

  • 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. | Fri, Aug 10 - Sun, Aug 12
  • Detroit Film Theatre & DIA North Lawn

Detroit Dance City Festival is a three-day international festival full of performance, networking, classes and more.

NAEA/AAMD Impact of Art Museum Programs on Students Research Initiative

Symposium: NAEA/AAMD Impact of Art Museum Programs on Students Research Initiative

  • Sat, Oct 13
  • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Join the National Art Education Association (NAEA) and the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) for a one-day symposium exploring the impact of single-visit art museum visits on school children.