Events

Ellen Rutt

Artist Demo: Ellen Rutt

  • 12 - 4 p.m. | Sat, July 21 & Sun, July 22
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

Known for her bold, energetic mixed-media paintings, murals, and wearables, local artist Ellen Rutt invites participants to help her create an installation of shapes and colors. Rutt graduated from the University of Michigan with a BFA, and then immersed herself in Detroit’s creative culture. Inner State Gallery in Detroit hosted her first solo show, and her work has been exhibited across the country.

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Jul 22
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Contemporary (2nd Floor)

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

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.

Visitors using Lumin to enhance their experience in DIA's Rivera Court

Lumin 2.0 Prototype

  • July 24, 2018 - Feb 28, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

We've added new augmented reality stops on our #DIALumin tour, and we need your help in testing them!

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.