Events

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.

Docent led tour of Rivera Court

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

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

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

Origami Star Books

Drop-In Workshop: Origami Star Books

  • Fri, May 25
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Create your own handmade “starbook” using a simple paper-folding technique and have fun embellishing it with colored markers and gel pens.

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, May 25
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - American (2nd Floor)

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

Annie Gosfield

Friday Night Live! New Music Detroit

  • Fri, May 25
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

From their first concert in 2006, New Music Detroit has made it their mission to perform the music of living composers.

Eight Hours Don't Make a Day

Eight Hours Don't Make a Day

  • Part One: MAY 25 at 7 PM; Part Two: MAY 26 at 7 PM; Part Three: MAY 27 at 2 PM
  • DFT Auditorium

(Germany/1972—directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder)

Legendary German filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945 – 1982) shook the cinema world, directing 44 movies in just 15 years. His best-known films (The Marriage of ...

Jennifer Belair

Artist Demonstration: Printmaking with Jennifer Belair

  • 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Sat, May 26 & Sun, May 27
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

Jennifer Belair will be showing some of her finished works of art--all of which are created with a printmaking mentality. 

Rhythmic Ribbon Batons. Drop-In Workshop activity

Drop-In Workshop: 2nd Annual Kensington Park Art Fair

  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Sat, May 26 - Mon, May 28
  • Kensington Park Art Fair

Join us to create Rhythmic Ribbon Batons at Kensington Metropark. The ribbon baton is used in floor exercises for gymnastic and dance. Make a simple version using paper, ribbon and decorative tapes.

Origami Star Books

Drop-In Workshop: Origami Star Books

  • 12 - 7 p.m. Sat, May 26 | 12 - 4 p.m. Sun, May 27
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Create your own handmade “starbook” using a simple paper-folding technique and have fun embellishing it with colored markers and gel pens.

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, May 26
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Modern & Contemporary (2nd Floor)

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