Events

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Jan 27
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - African American Galleries (2nd Floor)

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

Caravan of Cultures

(CANCELLED) Puppet Performance: Caravan of Cultures

  • Sat, Jan 27
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Follow Karagoz and Hacivat, the comedic Odd Couple of shadow puppetry that originated in the Ottoman Empire, as they travel the length and breadth of the ancient Silk Road from Anatolia to China and beyond! Shiver at their...

Caravan of Cultures

(CANCELLED) Puppet Performance: Caravan of Cultures

  • Sun, Jan 28
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Follow Karagoz and Hacivat, the comedic Odd Couple of shadow puppetry that originated in the Ottoman Empire, as they travel the length and breadth of the ancient Silk Road from Anatolia to China and beyond! Shiver at their...

Mahogany Jones

Black History Month: A Night Celebrating Creativity and Movement

  • FRI, FEB 2 from 12 NOON-2 a.m.
  • Detroit Institute of Art - various locations

The DIA kicks off Black History Month with a late night celebration, remaining open until 2 a.m. Highlights of the event include a reading by U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith and a performance by Mahogany Jones. Other eve...

Collage Portraits

Drop-In Workshop: Collage Portraits

  • Fri, Feb 2
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Use this distinctive process to create a portrait out of a mix of papers, cloth and other simple objects. 

Collage Portraits

Drop-In Workshop: Collage Portraits

  • SAT, FEB 3 & SUN, FEB 4, 12-4 P.M.
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Use this distinctive process to create a portrait out of a mix of papers, cloth and other simple objects. 

Puppet Performance: Can You Spell Harlem?

  • SAT, FEB 3 at 2 PM; SUN, FEB 4 at 2 PM
  • DIA Rivera Court

Puppeteer Schroeder Cherry explores the stories of the Harlem Renaissance with a cast of lively family characters who draw on the art, music, and stories of historical personalities such as writer Zora Neale Hurston, music...

Drop-In Workshop : Hip Hop Art - Album Covers

Drop-In Workshop : Hip Hop Art - Album Covers

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

If you were a musician, what would your album art look like?

Drop-In Workshop : Hip Hop Art - Album Covers

Drop-In Workshop : Hip Hop Art - Album Covers

  • SAT, FEB 10 & SUN, FEB 11, 12-4 P.M.
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

If you were a musician, what would your album art look like?

Cecelia Sharpe

Family Performance! Cecelia Sharpe - Urban Stringz J Dilla Youth Performance

  • Sat, Feb 10
  • 2:00 PM
  • DIA Rivera Court

Cellist Cecelia Sharpe is a musician who performs with local artists such as Jessica Care Moore, Monica Blaire, Invincible, Stacey “Hotwax” Hale, and Nick Speed.  Recent performances include headlining Dally in the Al...