Events

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

Robert & Katherine Jacobs Asian Wing Opening

  • Opening Nov 4
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

The DIA’s new Robert and Katherine Jacobs Asian Wing presents works of art from the world’s largest continent, featuring recent acquisitions together with longtime DIA treasures coming back onto view .

“Untitled (Group of Portraits from Traveling Photo Studio),” around 1950–60, Unknown Photographer, gelatin silver prints. Detroit Institute of Arts

Lost & Found: Photographs from the DIA’s Collection

  • Aug 26, 2018 - Mar 3, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Lost & Found: Photographs from the DIA’s Collection is a fascinating look at rediscovered photographs (referred to as “found” photography) rescued from attics, resale shops, online sources and the Detroit Institute of Arts’ archives.

2017 Community Art Show

The 10th Annual Community Group Art Exhibition

  • Thu, Dec 6 - Sun, Jan 6
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Discover works of art created by participants in the DIA’s Community Group Program, a partnership between the museum and human service agencies in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. 

Ruben and Isabel Toledo by Karl Lagerfeld

Ruben & Isabel Toledo: Labor of Love

  • Sun, Dec 16 - Sun, July 7
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Honoring Detroit’s history of industry , modernization and the DIA’s vast permanent collection, artists Ruben and Isabel Toledo present a series of new works in Labor of Love.

A black and white photo of Margaret Herz Demant in her home, surrounded by her art.

Extraordinary Eye, Extraordinary Gift: The Legacy of Margaret Herz Demant

  • Sun, Jan 27 - Sun, May 26, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Extraordinary Eye, Extraordinary Gift: The Legacy of Margaret Herz Demant focuses on the patronage and recent bequest of art from a champion of the DIA; a celebration of the life and legacy of Margaret Herz Demant.

Étude pour "La Grande Jatte" (Study for "La Grande Jatte"), 1884-1885, Georges Seurat, French; oil on wood. Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Gift of A. Conger Goodyear, 1948 (1948:7). Photograph by Tom Loonan, courtesy of Albright-

Humble and Human: Impressionist Era Treasures from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Detroit Institute of Arts

  • Sun, Jun 23 - Sun, Oct 1, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

A selection of more than forty Impressionist and post-Impressionist treasures from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Detroit Institute of Arts.