Events

Etude pour "Le Pont de l'Europe" (Study for "Le Pont de l'Europe"), 1876, Gustave Caillebotte, French; oil on canvas. Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York. Photograph by Tom Loonan and Brenda Bieger, courtesy of Albright-Knox Art Galler

Humble and Human: Impressionist Era Treasures from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Detroit Institute of Arts, an Exhibition in Honor of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.

  • Wed, Jun 26 - Sun, Jan 5, 2020
  • 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.

"The Wedding Dance," 1566, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Netherlandish; oil on wood panel. Detroit Institute of Arts.

Bruegel's “The Wedding Dance” Revealed

  • Sat, Dec 14, 2019 - Sun, Aug 30, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

This exhibition celebrates one of the DIA's most iconic paintings, Pieter Bruegel's The Wedding Dance (1566) on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the artist's death.

Terra cotta busts of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, made in the 18th century by Jean-Antoine Houdon

Guests of Honor from the Musée du Louvre: Jean-Antoine Houdon’s Portraits of Americans in the Age of Enlightenment

  • October 6, 2019 - May 3, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Institute of Arts will present a dossier exhibition featuring two masterworks of French eighteenth-century portrait sculpture lent from the Musée du Louvre.

"All Blues," 2008, Allie McGhee, American; mix/canvas. From the private collection of Nettie Seabrooks.

Detroit Collects: Selections of African American Art from Private Collections

  • November 12, 2019 - March 15, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Explore the rich history of collecting of African American Art in the Detroit region by private collectors, featuring works by Romare Bearden, Al Loving, Charles McGee and Alison Saar. 

"On Anchor bay, Lake St. Clair, Michigan," 2010, Jeff Gaydash, American. Collection of the artist.

Michigan’s Great Lakes: Photographs by Jeff Gaydash

  • Nov 16, 2019 - May 3, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Large-scale photographs of Lakes Erie, Huron, Michigan and Superior are the subject of this exhibition by Detroit area photographer Jeff Gaydash.

Artwork on display in the 10th Annual Community Group Exhibition

The 11th Annual Community Group Art Exhibition

  • Dec 6, 2019 - Jan 5, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Kresge Reception

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.

"Self-Portrait with Monkey," 1938, Frida Kahlo, Mexican; oil on masonite. Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Bequest of A. Conger Goodyear, 1966 (1966:9.10).

Guests of Honor: Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dalí

  • February 8 - September 27, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Important works by Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dalí, presented alongside photographs from the DIA’s collection, documenting the artists’ imaginative, larger-than-life personae.

"Rustic Cares (Solicitudo Rustica)," ca. 1555-56, Jan and Lucas van Doetecum, Dutch, after Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Netherlandish; etching and engraving. Detroit Institute of Arts

From Bruegel to Rembrandt: Dutch and Flemish Prints and Drawings from 1550 to 1700

  • Feb 15 - July 26, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Starting in the sixteenth-century, Flemish and Dutch artists turned to everyday subjects, describing the landscape and people around them with humor and loving detail.

Cars | Credit to be determined

Detroit Style: Car Design in the Motor City, 1950-2020

  • Fri, Jun 13, 2020 - Sun, Jan 10, 2021
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

A selection of paintings and sculptures will highlight the conversation between the American art world and the car culture from the 1950s to the present day.  

Self-Portrait, Van Gogh, 1887

Van Gogh in America

  • Sun, Jun 21 - Sun, Sep 27, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

In celebration of its status as the first public museum in the United States to purchase a painting by Vincent van Gogh—Self-Portrait, 1887.