Events

Ashley Bathgate

Friday Night Live! Ashley Bathgate

  • 7:00 & 8:30 p.m. Fri, Oct 18, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Cellist Ashley Bathgate has made a reputation as a musician who ventures into previously uncharted areas of ground-breaking sounds and techniques.

Black and white photo of Miles Davis in sunglasses

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

  • 7:00 & 9:30 p.m. Fri, Oct 18 | 2:00 p.m. Sat, Oct 19, 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Featuring never-before-seen footage and studio outtakes, this new documentary tells the story of a singular talent and unpacks the man behind the horn.

Children playing with Artie the Donkey in Prentis Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Games

  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Look for the Gallery Games cart in Prentis Court by Artie the Donkey for free family fun with take-away games to play in the museum.

Children and gallery teacher in Rivera Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Adventures

  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Docents will provide pop-up tours and engagement activities for children and their families.

An illustration of a wolf in a forest under a crescent moon with logos from partner organizations

Music and Dancing with Wolves

  • Sat, Oct 19 , 2019
  • 11:00 AM
  • Oakland Community College

Explore familiar stories through a new lens with Eisenhower Dance and Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings.

Drop-In Workshop : Paper Flower Garden Wall

Drop-In Workshop: Paper Flowers

  • 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, Oct 19 & Sun, Oct 20, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Come to the studio to make your own paper versions of the flowers you find in our collection that inspire you.

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Oct 19 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

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

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.

Paul Zammit with flowers

Friends of Art & Flowers 2019 Betsy Campbell Lecture

  • Sat, Oct 19 , 2019
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

DIA auxiliary Friends of Art & Flowers welcomes Paul Zammit, the Nancy Eaton Director of Horticulture at the Toronto Botanical Garden.

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 ...