Events

A black and white image of a group of African American people at a barbershop while one man works on the hair of another.

No Lye: An American Beauty Story

  • Oct 18, 2021 – Jan 16, 2022

No Lye: An American Beauty Story details the impact of popular culture on ethnic beauty standards in America.

The front facade of the Detroit Institute of Arts featuring banners for the exhibition "Humble and Human: Impressionist Era Treasures, an exhibition in Honor of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr."

TATM Virtual Tour: Seeking the Sacred

  • Thu, Oct 21 , 2021
  • 1:00 PM

Thursdays at the Museum is now a LIVE online event every Thursday at 1 p.m. 

A colorful garden

Betsy Campbell Lecture: Vita's Other Garden

  • Sat, Oct 23 , 2021
  • 10:00 AM
  • Virtual Event

At Long Barn the iconic gardening couple created their first garden from sloping farmland with the help of Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Wimee and Michael at Wimage Lab during a virtual engagement

Wimee’s Words Live – Kelly Church’s Treaty Hat

  • Sat, Oct 23 , 2021
  • 1:00 PM

Each special DIA episode will feature interactive songs, wordplay and more inspired by exhibitions and works at the DIA.

A black and white image of a woman in a striped shirt, black beret, and clown or mime makeup.

TATM Film: La Strada

  • Thu, Oct 28 , 2021
  • 1:00 PM

Thursdays at the Museum is now a LIVE online event every Thursday at 1 p.m. 

Ofrendas from the 2018 Exhibitions

Ofrenda Making Workshop

  • Fri, Oct 29 , 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join artist Pilar Cote for a virtual workshop demonstrating the construction of an ofrenda.

Chinese, Brush Washer, Song dynasty (960–1279), glazed stoneware, 2 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Sarah Bacon Hill Fund, 51.284.

FAAC Virtual Lecture with Prof. Yunshuang Zhang: A Poetic Life of "Like-Minded Things"

  • Thu, Nov 11 , 2021
  • 6:00 PM

This talk examines the intimate interrelationship among material objects, the studio, and the self in Song dynasty (960–1279) China.

A woman observing the Diego Rivera Murals

DIA Gala Fundraiser

  • November 13, 2021

The DIA Gala will not be held in person in 2021 but will raise critical funds for the Sustainability Fund through the generous giving of our patrons.