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...

Family Tour in Rivera Court

Family Tour: It's a Zoo in Here!

  • 1 & 3 p.m. | Saturdays and Sundays
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Great Hall

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

Sphinx Virtuosi

Sphinx Virtuosi

  • Sat, Oct 20
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Comprised of 18 of the nation’s top Black and Latino classical soloists, these alumni of the internationally renowned Sphinx Competition come together each fall as cultural ambassadors to reach new audiences.

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

The "Big Picture" Guided Tour (3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays)

  • 3 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays
  • 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 ...

Coffin artist Paa Joe standing with a coffin in the shape of a lion

Paa Joe | Artist in Residence

  • September 23 - October 22
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

The DIA, in collaboration with the Detroit Public School District, will host internationally-renowned fantasy coffin artist, Joseph Ashong (a.k.a. “Paa Joe”).

Drop-In Workshop: For Freedoms -  Signs and Posters

Drop-In Workshop: For Freedoms - Signs and Posters

  • 6 - 9 p.m. Fr, Oct 19 | 12 - 4 p.m. Sat, Oct 20 & Sun, Oct 21
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Create a sign or poster inspired by Norman Rockwell’s famous paintings of the Four Freedoms.

ARABY (Arábia)

ARABY (Arábia)

  • 7 & 9:30 p.m. Sat, Oct 20 | 4:30 p.m. Sun, Oct 21
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Delicately written and unpredictable, Araby begins as a fable-like road movie about one young man who begins a journey in hopes of improving his life.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Oct 21
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Islamic World (1st Floor)

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

Coffin artist Paa Joe standing with a coffin in the shape of a lion

2018 Margaret H. Demant Awards | Paa Joe

  • Sun, Oct 21
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

On Sunday October 21, the Friends of African and African American Art, a DIA auxiliary, will honor Paa Joe’s lifetime achievement with its 2018 African Art Recognition Award.

Front cover of the book In Broad Daylight

Author Event: In Broad Daylight

  • Sun, Oct 21
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Father Patrick Desbois, author of In Broad Daylight: The Secret Procedures Behind the Holocaust by Bullets, discusses how more than two million Jews were murdered with the help of local inhabitants during the Holocaust.