Events

"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 7 - 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.

"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.

"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.

Jim Henson original Kermit the Frog from 1969

Welcome back, Kermit!

  • Fri, January 17 - late March, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Puppet Cases on 1st Floor

A Kermit the Frog puppet created by Jim Henson in 1969 and donated by him to the DIA in 1971 is going back on display. 

"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. 

Diego Rivera's "Detroit Industry Murals" with a tour group

The "Big Picture" Guided Tour

  • 1 p.m Tuesday - Sundays , 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Every Tuesday through Sunday at 1 p.m. take a free guided tour of the Detroit Institute of Arts' collection.

Tours depart from the Great Hall at 1 p.m.

The Big Picture Guided Tour is also at 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday...

Playing chess with the Detroit Chess Club at the DIA

Detroit City Chess Club Open Play

  • Fridays at 4:00 p.m. , 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

Join the Detroit City Chess Club in their regular Friday meet-ups in Prentis Court.

A courtroom scene in a still from the film The Traitor

The Traitor

  • 4:30 & 7:00 p.m. Sat, Mar 7 | 4:30 p.m. Sun, Mar 8 | 9:15 p.m. Fri, Mar 13 2020
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The real-life story of a mafia boss who fled to Brazil in the wake of a war between Sicilian mob bosses over the local heroin trade

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