Events

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...

Gallery teacher giving a tour to students

Family Tours | Saturday & Sunday

  • 1 p.m. Tuesday - Sunday , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Your guide for family tours awaits in the Great Hall. Weather permitting, your adventure may include outdoor objects.

Art pins and buttons

Thursdays in the Museum: Art Pins and Buttons

  • Thu, Jun 20 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

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

Sun Prints

Drop-In Workshop: Sun Prints

  • Fri, Jun 21 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

A sun print, also known as a photogram or cyanotype, is an image made by using a simple photographic process. Make your own image using a variety of everyday objects.

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.

Docent led tour of Rivera Court

The "Big Picture" Guided Tour

  • 6 p.m. Fridays , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Great Hall

Every Friday at 6 p.m. take a free guided tour of the Detroit Institute of Arts' collection.

A woman drawing in a gallery

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Jun 21 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Islamic Art (1st Floor)

Explore Islamic Art and create a pencil drawing to take home. 

Three chamber musicians

Friday Night Live! The Shouse Ensemble F-Plus

  • 7:00 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. | Fri, June 21, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

The Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival presents the Shouse Ensemble F-Plus.

A woman sitting in the back of a car alone

Ash is Purest White

  • Fri, Jun 21 , 2019
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

This remarkable new movie follows a young woman and her mobster boyfriend as they stake out their turf against criminal rivals and upstarts.

Paper Flowers

Off-site Drop-In Workshop at Sizzling Summer Nights: Peace, Love, and Parks

  • Fri, Jun 21 , 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Furest Park

Join DIA at Sizzling Summer Nights: Peace, Love, & Parks to create a Paper Flower.