Events

Young girl drawing in the studio

Drop-In Workshop: Community Quilt Design

  • 6:00 - 9:00 Fri, Jan 31 | 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sat, Feb 1 & Sun, Feb 2, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Learn about the tradition of quilt making and make your own square using scissors, glue, and fabric.

Stepping flyer

Steppin' into Black History Month: A Chicago Style Stepper's Set

  • Fri, Jan 31 , 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Smile! We gon’ start this thing off right! Dancers, non-dancers and music lovers - come one, come all.

Close up of La’Ron Williams

Storytelling: La’Ron Williams

  • 2:00 p.m. | Sat, Feb 1 & Sun, Feb 2, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Through music and audience participation, storyteller La’Ron Williams invites you to explore folk tales of the African and African American traditions. 

"Greenwich Village," 1945, Beauford Delaney, American; oil on canvas. Mary Anne and Eugene A. Gargaro Jr. Collection.

Thursdays at the Museum: Pop Up Tours of Detroit Collects

  • Thu, Feb 6 , 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

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

Assemblages

Drop-In Workshop: Assemblage

  • 6:00 - 9:00 Fri, Feb 7 | 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sat, Feb 8 & Sun, Feb 9, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Spend some time in the General Motors Center for African American Art galleries.

Image of performers from the Shinx Organization

Friday Night Live! Transitive Vision

  • 6:00 p.m. Fri, Feb 7, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Featuring Distinguished Alumni from the Sphinx Organization.

LaShaun Kotaran

Spoken | The Art of Poetry

  • Fri, Feb 7 , 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Area poets present works inspired by the pieces of art they love the most.  

Gone to the Village

Gone to the Village: Royal Funerary Rites for Asantehemaa Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II

  • Sun, Feb 9 , 2020
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

A unique and powerful documentary, beautifully filmed, of the elaborate funerary rites for the Queen Mother of the Asante in Ghana.

April Anue quilt

Thursdays at the Museum: Artist Demonstration with April Anue

  • Thu, Feb 13 , 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

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

Collage Portraits

Drop-In Workshop: Collage Portrait

  • 6:00 - 9:00 Fri, Feb 14 | 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sat, Feb 15 & Sun, Feb 16, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

The term collage, derived from the French coller, to glue, describes artwork made from a mix of different materials.

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