Events

Sugar Skulls

Thursdays at the Museum: Art-Making - Sugar Skulls

  • Thu, Oct 18
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Learn how sugar skulls are used for Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexican and Mexican American communities while you decorate one of your own.

DIA Exterior with Fountain

International Interpretative Approaches to the Exhibition of Islamic Art

  • Thu, Oct 18
  • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Dr. Melissa Forstrom, Assistant Professor at Purchase College-State University of New York, presents her research on Islamic art exhibition in museums worldwide.

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Oct 19
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Arts of Africa (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
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Great Hall

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

Drop-In Workshop: For Freedoms -  Signs and Posters

Drop-In Workshop: For Freedoms - Signs and Posters

  • 6 - 9 p.m. Fr, Oct 19 | 12 - 4 p.m. Sat, Oct 20 & Sun, Oct 21
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Create a sign or poster inspired by Norman Rockwell’s famous paintings of the Four Freedoms.

Migguel Anggelo

Friday Night Live! Migguel Anggelo - So Close: Love & Hate

  • 7:30 p.m. Fri, Oct 19
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Through a rich song cycle including an array of brand new compositions punctuated by Latin classics, American standards, Broadway, opera, and Bjork, the Brooklyn based, Venezuelan born dynamo Migguel Anggelo returns to the DIA.

Children and gallery teacher in Rivera Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Adventures

  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Saturdays and Sundays
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

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

Children playing with Artie the Donkey in Prentis Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Games

  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Saturdays and Sundays
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Look for the Gallery Games cart in Prentis Court by Artie the Donkey for free family fun with take-away games to play in the museum.

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Oct 20
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Dutch Golden Age (3rd Floor)

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

Example of magnified portraits done by Jessy Butts

Art Demo: Magnified Portraits

  • 12 - 4 p.m. | Sat, Oct 20 & Sun, Oct 21
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Great Hall

Artist Jessy Butts creates magnified portraits using Shrinky Dinks and magnifiers.