Events

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. 

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+.

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.

Making Home with the DIA Teen Council

Making Home with the DIA Teen Council

  • Fri, Apr 27
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

“Making a home.” What does that mean to you? Does it sound comforting? Does it fuel a flame? Does it make you jump for joy? The DIA Teen Council would love to share and explore Making Home: Contemporary Works from the DIA with you.

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. 

Italian Film Festival USA: Ears (Orecchie)

Italian Film Festival USA: Ears (Orecchie)

  • Fri, Apr 27
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

A man wakes up one morning with an annoying ringing sound in his ears. A note on the fridge says: “Your friend Luigi has died. P.S. I took the car." The problem is that he does not even remember who this Luigi is.

Danilo Brito and João Luiz

Friday Night Live! Danilo Brito and João Luiz

  • Fri, Apr 27
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Mandolin player Danilo Brito is known for his extraordinary musicianship and his performances of choro, the first characteristically Brazilian genre of popular music.

Stained Glass

Drop-In Workshop: Stained Glass

  • 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Sat, Apr 28 & Sun, Apr 29
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

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