Events

Gallery teacher giving a tour to students

Family Tours

  • 1:00 & 3:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Your guide for family tours awaits by Artie the Donkey. Weather permitting, your adventure may include outdoor objects.

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

The "Big Picture" Guided Tour

  • 1 p.m Tuesday - Sundays , 2019
  • 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...

Reg Pettibone, in traditional Native American dress, performs in the Detroit Institute of Arts' Rivera Court

Stories and Dances of the Ho-Chunk Nation

  • 2:00 p.m. | Sat, Dec 14 & Sun, Dec 15, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Reg Pettibone, and members of his family provide an understanding of true Native American culture through dance, song, and narration.

A tour stops in front of Kehinde Wiley's "Equestrian Portrait of the Count Duke Olivares"

The "Big Picture" Guided Tour

  • 3 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Every Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. take a free guided tour of the Detroit Institute of Arts' collection.

Tours depart from the Great Hall at 3 p.m.

The Big Picture Guided Tour is also at 1 p.m. every Tuesday through ...

Inside Out literary arts logo

Into the Frame | InsideOut Literary Arts Writing Workshops

  • Various | Sat, Nov 23 - Sun, Dec 15, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Join InsideOut for a series of creative writing workshops inspired by the DIA's special exhibitions, Detroit Collects and Michigan's Great Lakes.

A few children drawing at easels

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Dec 15 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Ancient Middle East (1st Floor)

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

DIA Conservators working on Anselm Kiefer's "Das Geviert"

Conservation Live is back!

  • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. | Thursdays and Fridays until Jan, 10, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Watch DIA conservators at work preparing Das Geviert by Anselm Kiefer to be taken off view.

Luminaries

Thursdays at the Museum: Luminaries

  • Thu, Dec 19 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Every Thursday at 1 p.m. the Detroit Institute of Arts offers programs for adults 55+.

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

Bruegel and the Brewer's Art

  • Thu, Dec 19 , 2019
  • 6:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Great Hall

Join local brewmasters and DIA curatorial staff for private tours of the exhibit Bruegel’s “The Wedding Dance” Revealed.

Playing chess with the Detroit Chess Club at the DIA

Detroit City Chess Club Open Play

  • Fridays at 4:00 p.m. , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

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