Events

Forbidden Planet (1956)

Robots: Forbidden Planet (1956)

  • Sun, Jul 22
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The lone survivor of an expedition to a distant planet discovers that the scientific achievements of its long-extinct civilization may be the most astounding – and dangerous – in the universe. Featuring the first screen appearance of the beloved Robby the Robot.

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.

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.

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.

The Time Machine (1960)

Other Dimensions: The Time Machine (1960)

  • Fri, Jul 27
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

On the last day of 1899, the inventor of a time machine propels himself thousands of years into the future, where he discovers a civilization comprised of lethargic slaves and their cannibal masters, who hide underground. H.G. Wells’ classic tale of man’s past and possible future is one of the most visually rich sci-fi movies of its time. 

Playing chess with the Detroit Chess Club at the DIA

Detroit City Chess Club Open Play

  • Fridays at 4 p.m.
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

Join the Detroit City Chess Club in their regular Friday meet-ups in Prentis Court.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Jul 27
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - North Lawn

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

Watercolor Postcards

Drop-In Workshop: Watercolor Painting on the North Lawn

  • Fri, Jul 27
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - North Lawn

Explore texture and experiment with combining watercolor paints with wax resist outdoors on the North Lawn of the DIA. Enjoy live music and collaborate on a large painting that will be hung on the walls of the DIA Learning Center.