Events

"Crying Girl," 1963, Roy Lichtenstein, American; offset lithograph printed in color on off-white wove paper. Detroit Institute of Arts. 

From Camelot to Kent State: Pop Art, 1960-1975

  • Sun, Feb 17 - Sun, Aug 25, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

From Camelot to Kent State: Pop Art, 1960-1975, includes seventy-three prints, drawings, multiples, and sculpture primarily from the DIA collection.

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 19, 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.

Synthetic Cloud, 2018, Isabel Toledo and Ruben Toledo, Cuban-American; nylon. Courtesy of the artists and the Toledo Studio.

Ruben & Isabel Toledo: Labor of Love

  • Sun, Dec 16, 2018 - Sun, July 7, 2019
  • 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.

Evelyn Olguin-Hernandez, Self-Portrait, Drawing, Grade 8, Academy of the Americas, Teacher: Kendra

82nd Detroit Public Schools Community District Student Exhibition

  • Sat, Apr 27 - Sun, Jun 2, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

This annual exhibition features imaginative works created by Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) students in grades K-12.

"Café​ Paris," 1929, Archibald J. Motley Jr., American; oil on canvas. Museum Purchase, Ernest & Rosemarie Kanzler Foundation Fund. Detroit Institute of Arts. 

Out of the Crate: New Gifts & Purchases

  • Sun, Jun 9 - Sun, Sep 15, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

DIA Director Salvador Salort-Pons selects the artwork in this gallery that showcases some of the museum’s newest acquisitions.

"The Ball Players," 1871, William Morris Hunt, American; oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts.

Play Ball! Baseball at the DIA. Part II

  • Sun, Jun 16 - Sun, Sep 15, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Celebrate the great American pastime of baseball with a new year of the DIA's continuing series of exhibitions, Play Ball! Baseball at the DIA.

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.

  • 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.

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

The Material World of Bruegel

  • Sun, Dec 1, 2019 - Sun, Sep 6, 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.

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

  • Tue, Jun 9, 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.