Events

bug puppets

Drop-In Workshop: Bug Puppets

  • Fri, Apr 26 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Use foamcore, toothpicks, pipe cleaners and beads to make a fantastic bug puppet on a stick.

Mr. B

Friday Night Live! Mr. B’s Blues and Boogie Festival

  • 7 & 8:30 p.m. | Fri, Apr 26 , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

The DIA is hosting an additional evening of Boogie Woogie piano featuring Mr. B and an assortment of guests

Caravaggio

Italian Film Festival USA: Una storia senza nome (The Stolen Caravaggio)

  • Fri, Apr 26 , 2019
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Valeria, the young secretary of a film producer, lives a secluded life in the same apartment building as her eccentric mother.

Evelyn Olguin-Hernandez, Self-Portrait, Drawing, Grade 8, Academy of the Americas, Teacher: Kendra

82nd Detroit Public Schools Community District Student Exhibition

  • Sat, Apr 27 - Sun, Jun 2, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

This annual exhibition features imaginative works created by Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) students in grades K-12.

Wire Sculpture

Michigan Invention Convention | Drop-In Workshop: Wire Sculpture

  • Sat, Apr 27 , 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • The Henry Ford

Join the DIA at the Michigan Invention Convention and make wire sculpture with stabiles and cardboard.

Melissa Dettloff showing screen printing processes

Making Multiples: Screen Printing & Book-Making for the Art Room

  • Sat, Apr 27 , 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Registration for this event is full. 

Children playing with Artie the Donkey in Prentis Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Games

  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Saturdays and Sundays , 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. | Saturdays and Sundays , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

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

A woman drawing in a gallery

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Apr 27 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Dutch Golden Age

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

bug puppets

Drop-In Workshop: Bug Puppets

  • Sat, Apr 27, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sun, Apr 28, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m., 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Use foamcore, toothpicks, pipe cleaners and beads to make a fantastic bug puppet on a stick.