Events

Drop-In Workshop: Pamphlet Stitch Books

MLK Day Drop-In Workshop: Create and Donate

  • Mon, Jan 21 , 2019
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, come to the studio to create pamphlet stitch notebooks, to donate to a local school, and one for yourself.

Field Trip at the DIA

MLK Day Family Fun! Gallery Adventures

  • Mon, Jan 21 , 2019
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - African American (2nd floor)

Docents will provide pop-up tours and engagement activities for children and their families!

Children playing with Artie the Donkey in Prentis Court

MLK Day: Gallery Games

  • Mon, Jan 21 , 2019
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Play kid-tested and approved games!

An image of Dr. and Mrs. King walking hand in hand through the streets with other Civil Rights leaders

King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis

  • Mon, Jan 21 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Follow Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from 1955 to 1968, in his rise from regional activist to world-renowned leader of the Civil Rights movement.

An aerial photograph of the DIA plaza and surrounding areas

A New Vision for Detroit’s Cultural Center: The DIA Plaza/Midtown Cultural Connections International Design Competition

  • Wednesday, January 23 - Monday, April 1, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Help realize the vision of a gathering place in Midtown Detroit that welcomes everyone and establishes connections between Detroit’s arts and cultural institutions—inspiring an inter-connectivity between our institutions and our citizens. 

An aerial photograph of the DIA plaza and surrounding areas

DIA Plaza/Midtown Cultural Connections Design Competition Finalists Presentations

  • Wed, Jan 23 , 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Join the DIA for presentations by the three finalists of the DIA Plaza/Midtown Cultural Connections Design Competition.

Playing chess with the Detroit Chess Club at the DIA

Detroit City Chess Club Open Play

  • Fridays at 4 p.m. , 2019
  • 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, Jan 25 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Native American (1st Floor)

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

Docent led tour of Rivera Court

The "Big Picture" Guided Tour (6 p.m. on Fridays)

  • 6 p.m. Fridays , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Great Hall

Every Friday at 6 p.m. take a free guided tour of the Detroit Institute of Arts' collection.

Five examples of doodle art on square paper

Drop-In Workshop: Doodle Art

  • Fri, Jan 25, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Sat, Jan 26, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sun, Jan 27, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m., 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Many people doodle as a way of spontaneously expressing ideas. Grab some drawing materials and see what you come up with.