Events

Winter Counts

Drop-In Workshop: Winter Counts

  • Daily, Sat, Jan 20 until Sun, Jan 21
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

A winter count was used by Native American communities of the Northern Great Plains to record their histories and to keep track of the passage of years.

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Jan 20
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Arts of the Ancient Middle East (1st Floor)

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

Michael Daitch

Art Demo: Weaving with Michael Daitch

  • SAT, JAN 20 FROM 12-4 PM; SUN, JAN 21 FROM 12-4 PM
  • DIA Rivera Court

Michael Daitch specializes in creating and teaching others to create handwoven pieces that are both visually and sensually pleasing. Visitors will have to opportunity to see Michael at work at his loom, ask him questions a...

The DIA and You

Dialogue: The DIA and You

  • Sat, Jan 20
  • 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

In response to five DIA community conversations in held throughout Detroit in 2017, please join us as our panelists discuss outcomes, strategies and ideas surrounding issues of diversity and inclusion at the museum.

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beasts of the Southern Wild

  • Sat, Jan 20
  • 2:00 PM
  • DFT Auditorium

(USA/2012—directed by Benh Zeitlin) In a forgotten bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl, Hushpuppy, exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her optimism and e...

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 ...

Hedy Lamarr

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

  • SAT, JAN 13 at 4 PM; SAT, JAN 20 at 4 PM
  • DFT Auditorium

(USA/2017—directed by Alexandra Dean)

Starlet. Siren. The Most Beautiful Woman in the World. These are some of the phrases used to describe legendary Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr, and now Alexandra Dean’s illuminating...

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Jan 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

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Jan 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. 

The Divine Order

The Divine Order

  • FRI, JAN 12 at 7 PM; SAT, JAN 13 at 7 & 9:30 PM; SUN, JAN 14 at 4:30 PM; SUN, JAN 21 at 4:30 PM
  • DFT Auditorium

(Switzerland/2017—directed by Petra Volpe)

It’s 1971 in Switzerland. Dutiful housewife Nora (a knockout performance by Marie Leuenberger) is “forbidden” by her husband to take a part-time job. As her frustration gr...