Events

Hospital workers in the early 20th century line up with signs supporting hospital worker's rights and their union.

Black History Month: Documentary Films of Madeline Anderson

  • Feb 1 – Feb 7, 2022

Newly preserved, the documentary films director Madeline Anderson made during the 1960s are both essential records of activism and vital cinematic art. 

Artist Phillip Simpson smiling in front of the mural he painted of his daughter Journee.

TATM Studio Visit: Phillip Simpson

  • Thu, Feb 3 , 2022
  • 1:00 PM

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

A mosaic made of the same profile image of a smiling Malcom X on the left with the words "X: The Life and Times of Malcom X" written in gold on a black background on the right.

Black History Month: Conversations on X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X

  • Fri, Feb 4 , 2022
  • 7:00 PM
  • DFT Auditorium

An Evening with Anthony Davis and Thulani Davis.

The book, "The Ultimate Art Museum," in bright blue with other brightly colored boxes on the cover featuring drawings of museum exhibits.

Black History Month: The Ultimate Art Museum

  • Sun, Feb 6 , 2022
  • 2:00 PM

Join author and art historian Ferren Gipson on a virtual adventure throughout her magnificent museum-in-a-book.

An orange tinted image of a black man in sunglasses and a straw hat in front of a scattering of equipment on a desert like scene.

Black History Month: The Last Angel of History

  • Feb 8 – Feb 14, 2022

A cinematic essay that uses science fiction tropes, such as alien abduction and genetic engineering, as metaphors for the experience of forced displacement, cultural alienation, and otherness.

Micaiah Carter, Adeline in Barrettes, 2018

TATM Virtual Tour: New Black Vanguard Part I

  • Thu, Feb 10 , 2022
  • 1:00 PM

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

Two patrons drawing in front of an abstract piece

Drawing in the Galleries: *Con|temporary

  • Fri, Feb 11 , 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Great Hall

Create a pencil drawing to take home while taking a closer look at the collection.

Awol Erizku, Untitled Still Life, 2017

Black History Month Educator Workshop

  • Sat, Feb 12 , 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Art - Holley Room

During the workshop, participants will experience the Africana field trip, learn about The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion, and investigate the meaning of imagery through artmaking.

Small sculptures made out of primary colored clay, wires, and popsicle sticks

Drop-In Workshop: Sculpture

  • Sat, Feb 12 , 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

You can also make your own sculpture out of things like a tongue depressor, air dry clay, and wire.

The members of Detroit Youth Choir standing in multiple rows wearing their blue tracksuit uniforms on a stage.

Black History Month: Detroit Youth Choir

  • Sat, Feb 12 , 2022
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

Featuring some of Metro Detroit’s most talented kids, the DYC will fill the stage and your heart with their joyful songs and spectacular dance moves.

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