Events

In Syria

In Syria

  • 7 p.m. Fri, Apr 20 | 7 & 9:30 p.m. Sat, Apr 21 | 2 & 4:30 p.m. Sun, Apr 22
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Detroit Film Theatre

(Lebanon/France/Belgium/2017—directed by Philippe Van Leeuw)

Trapped inside her house in a city under siege, Oum (Hiam Abbass of The Syrian Bride and Blade Runner 2049) turns her flat into a safe harbor for her children ...

Mom and Kids Making Masks, Drop-In Workshop

Drop-In Workshop: Making Home

  • 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Sat, Apr 21 & Sun, Apr 22
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Visit the exhibition Making Home: Contemporary Works From the DIA and create a mixed media work of art depicting what home means to you.

The Magician

Ingmar Bergman: The Centennial Retrospective - The Magician

  • Sat, Apr 21
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Born a hundred years ago in Uppsala, Sweden, Ingmar Bergman’s passion for observation, storytelling and introspection led him to work tirelessly in many different art forms, right up until his death in 2007 at age 89. 

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 ...

Poetry Workshop with Alise Alousi

Poetry Workshop with Alise Alousi

  • Sun, Apr 22
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Arts of the Ancient Middle East (1st Floor)

In this family-centered workshop we will read works by famous poets from the Arab world, use the backdrop of the Middle East Galleries to inspire our own writing, and perhaps even discover some new secrets of the universe.

Poetry Reading with Alise Alousi, Sakila Islam, and Dunya Mikhail

Poetry Reading with Alise Alousi, Sakila Islam, and Dunya Mikhail

  • Sun, Apr 22
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Kresge Court

Celebrate National Poetry Month with intimate readings by three accomplished poets. Alise Alousi, Sakila Islam, and Dunya Mikhail will each read a selection of poems focusing on identity. Sakila Islam is a spoken word poet from Detroit, Michigan. She strives to intertwine the Bangladeshi, American, Muslim, WOC, among other aspects of her identity in her work. She is a two-time representative of the Detroit Slam Team, and has performed at TEDxDetroit and at the White House. 

Per Benjamin floral arrangement

Friends of Art and Flower's 2018 Elizabeth Sites Kuhlman Lecture & Luncheon

  • Mon, Apr 23
  • 10:30 AM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Mark your calendar for this exciting annual event. 

Erroll Garner: No One Can Hear You Read

Thursdays at the Museum: Film "Erroll Garner: No One Can Hear You Read"

  • Thu, Apr 26
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

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

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Apr 27
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Great Hall

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

Stained Glass

Drop-In Workshop: Stained Glass

  • Fri, Apr 27
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Have fun creating your very own stained glass art project using paper and colored cellophane.