Events

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

The "Big Picture" Guided Tour

  • 1 p.m Tuesday - Sundays
  • 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...

This Island Earth

Space Travel: This Island Earth

  • Wed, Aug 15
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

A brilliant scientist is invited to collaborate on a project to promote world peace, only to discover that the offer is coming from inhabitants of a different world. The planet Metaluna–which is under siege-- wants to move its population to Earth and become its masters. A rousing example of the scientist-as-hero in sci-fi of the fifties.  

William, 2010. Corine Vermeulen (b.1980) Dutch

Behind the Seen: Through Her Eyes II - Women Photographers

  • Wed, Aug 15
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Center Line Public Library

This talk will introduce you to the impact of art photography by some of the leading women artists in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Wire Sculpture

Drop-In Workshop: Wire Sculpture

  • Thu, Aug 16
  • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Make a sculpture using colorful wire.

Tic Tac Toe & Other Board Games

CANCELED Thursdays at the Museum: Art-Making

  • Thu, Aug 16
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

An early variant of tic-tac-toe was played centuries ago in the Roman Empire. Use a variety of art materials to create a one-of-a-kind game board and spend many happy hours playing with friends.

I Married a Monster from Outer Space

Alien Encounters: I Married a Monster from Outer Space

  • Thu, Aug 16
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

In this unique portrayal of domestic discord, a young man (Tom Tryon, later a best-selling author) is late to his wedding because his body has been taken over by an alien life form. The wedding takes place anyway, and while all brides and grooms have their differences, there aren’t many that can surpass these!   

Fash Bash 2018

2018 Fash Bash

  • Thu, Aug 16
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

2018 Fash Bash presented by Neiman Marcus and the Founders Junior Council. 

Wire Sculpture

Drop-In Workshop: Wire Sculpture

  • Fri, Aug 17
  • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Make a sculpture using colorful wire.

Fantastic Voyage (1966)

Other Dimensions: Fantastic Voyage (1966)

  • Fri, Aug 17
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

An important scientist is attacked, and the resulting brain injury is inoperable – from the outside, at least. The solution: shrink a surgical team down to microscopic size and inject them into his bloodstream, so they can operate from the inside. A great sci-fi concept was somewhat limited by the era’s technology, yet it’s still a fondly remembered, brightly colorful adventure. 

Playing chess with the Detroit Chess Club at the DIA

Detroit City Chess Club Open Play

  • Fridays at 4 p.m.
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

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