Events

Watercolor Postcards

Drop-In Workshop: Watercolor Postcards

  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Tue, July 24 & Wed, July 25
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Create postcards of your own design to send to friends and family.

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. Daily
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Great Hall

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

Adventures and Quests: The Hidden Fortress

Adventures & Quests: The Hidden Fortress (1958)

  • Tue, Jul 24
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

A general (Toshiro Mifune) guards his defeated clan’s princess in a journey across enemy territory, accompanied by two bickering, bumbling peasants. If the plot of director Akira Kurosawa’s rollicking and exhilarating 16th-century Japanese swordplay adventure seems familiar, it may be because it’s not only one of George Lucas’s favorite films, but one he cites as a primary influence on Star Wars. In Japanese with English subtitles.

Gog (1954)

Robots: Gog (1954)

  • Wed, Jul 25
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Saboteurs are suspected of wreaking havoc in an underground, super-secret scientific research facility. The danger turns critical when a pair of experimental twin robots–Gog and Magog–run amok, seizing control of the lab’s atomic power source. 

Watercolor Postcards

Drop-In Workshop: Watercolor Postcards

  • 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Thu, July 26 | 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Fri, July 27
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Create postcards of your own design to send to friends and family.

Steamboat Bill, Jr.

Thursdays at the Museum: Film "Steamboat Bill, Jr."

  • Thu, Jul 26
  • 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

When a rough-and-ready captain “Steamboat” Bill Campbell (Ernest Torrence), is visited by his unknown son, Bill, Jr. (Buster Keaton), the elder Campbell takes it upon himself to make his “fussy” son seaworthy enough to earn the name “Steamboat Bill, Jr.” One of Buster Keaton’s greatest silent comedies features jaw-dropping sight gags and stunts, topped by an incredible cyclone sequence that made cinema history.

Wrist and Ankle Rattles

Drop-In Workshop: Sterlingfest Art and Music Fair

  • Thu, Jul 26
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us to create Wrist and Ankle Rattles. Use leather, beads, wire, and metallic markers to create a whimsical musical instrument. Find our workshop behind the Blues & Jazz stage near the Upton House.

Alien Encounters: The Thing From Another World (1951)

Alien Encounters: The Thing From Another World (1951)

  • Thu, Jul 26
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Investigating a mysterious crash at the North Pole, a handful of scientists and Air Force personnel find themselves at war with an alien life form – a humanoid creature made of plant matter that lives on blood and aims to reproduce itself into an invading army.

World on a Wire (1973)

Other Dimensions: World on a Wire (1973)

  • Thu, Jul 26
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Originally made for German television, this noir-spiked tale of a reluctant hero and cybernetics engineer who uncovers a massive corporate conspiracy is a satiric and surreal look at the world of tomorrow from the late German wunderkind Rainer Werner Fassbinder. This rediscovered, three-and-a-half-hour labyrinth is a gloriously paranoid, boundlessly inventive take on the future.