Events

Coffin artist Paa Joe standing with a coffin in the shape of a lion

Paa Joe | Artist in Residence

  • September 23 - October 22
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

The DIA, in collaboration with the Detroit Public School District, will host internationally-renowned fantasy coffin artist, Joseph Ashong (a.k.a. “Paa Joe”).

Coffin artist Paa Joe standing with a coffin in the shape of a lion

2018 Margaret H. Demant Awards | Paa Joe

  • Sun, Oct 21
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

On Sunday October 21, the Friends of African and African American Art, a DIA auxiliary, will honor Paa Joe’s lifetime achievement with its 2018 African Art Recognition Award.

Front cover of the book In Broad Daylight

Author Event: In Broad Daylight

  • Sun, Oct 21
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Father Patrick Desbois, author of In Broad Daylight: The Secret Procedures Behind the Holocaust by Bullets, discusses how more than two million Jews were murdered with the help of local inhabitants during the Holocaust.

An image of colorful items for sale in the DIA museum shop

Holiday Preview: Members' Shopping Night

  • 5 & 7 p.m. Thu, Nov 1
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Shop

DIA Members save 20% at this exclusive members-only shopping event.

DIA Exterior with Fountain

2018 DIA Gala

  • Sat, Nov 3
  • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

The 2018 Detroit Institute of Arts Gala celebrates the re-installation of the museum's Asian Galleries. 

Manuscript of the “Perfection of Wisdom in Eight Thousand Verses” (Ashtasahasrika Prajnaparamita)

Asian Galleries Opening

  • Opening Nov 4
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

The DIA’s expanded Asian Galleries present works of art from the world’s largest continent, featuring recent acquisitions together with longtime DIA treasures coming back onto view .

FJC Ofrendas artseen

FJC Artseen: Ofrendas Exhibition

  • Thu, Nov 8
  • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

View the Ofrendas exhibition while enjoying heavy hors d'oeuvres .

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.