Events

The shadowed prow of a ship cutting through calm waters during sunset.

DFT @ Home | Downstream to Kinshasa

  • Apr 23 – May 21, 2021

The first Congolese film to become an official selection of the Cannes Film Festival, as well as the country's official submission to the Academy Awards®.

A pregnant woman with her hand over her stomach, stands by a shore in front of a brown cow, while staring straight at the camera.

DFT @ Home | My Wonderful Wanda

  • Apr 23 – May 21, 2021

A refreshingly comic satire of the haves and the have-nots at a gorgeous lakeside villa in Switzerland.

Bill Traylor pictured sitting at a desk outside with his paintings hanging up in the trees behind him.

DFT @ Home | Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts

  • May 7 – June 3 2021

This illuminating documentary explores the life of a unique American artist, a man with a remarkable and unlikely biography.

Two people leaning against the front of a Mazda suv and staring at something off camera.

DFT @ Home | There is No Evil

  • May 14 – June 10, 2021

Shot in secret and smuggled out of Iran, There is No Evil is an anthology film comprising four moral tales.

2021 Academy Award Nominated Short Films Poster

The 2021 Academy Award® Nominated Short Films

  • Apr 2 – May 14, 2021

The 2021 Academy Award® Nominated Short Films will be available for at-home viewing this year! 

Two women looking at a necklace in the DIA Shop

Spring Member Double Discount Days

  • May 7 – May 16, 2021
  • Detroit Institute of Arts Shop

DIA Members save 20% during Double Discount Days, an exclusive members-only shopping benefit.

an Ofrenda alter from the 2020 exhibition

Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos - Call for Proposals, Detroit Institute of Arts

  • Apr 16 – June 25, 2021

An open call for proposals of ofrenda altars or offerings honoring the life and memory of lost loved ones as part of a celebration of the traditions of Día de Muertos.

A person with short, curly hair wearing circular sunglasses, a black turtleneck and a large necklace sits in front of a painting of a man blowing smoke.

DFT @ Home | Paris Calligrammes

  • Apr 30 – May 27, 2021

Paris Calligrammes is German filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger’s love letter to the city where she came of age.

A woman in a dirty blue boiler suit scowls at the camera while standing next to a large red tractor.

DFT @ Home | The County

  • Apr 30 – May 27, 2021

Set in a small Icelandic farming community, The County tells the story of Inga, a middle-aged dairy farmer who’s fed up with the area’s all-powerful local cooperative.

The head of a Buddhist statue

Maga Puja Day – Candlelight Procession | Wat Paknam Michigan/Wat Pa Pimol Monkhararam

  • Sat, May 15 , 2021
  • 12:00 PM

Maga Puja Day is a Buddhist festival honoring the third lunar month of the Buddhist calendar.

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