Events

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.

Buster Keaton

The Great Buster

  • Fri, Jan 18, 7:00 P.M. | Sat, Jan 19, 7:00 & 9:30 P.M. | Sun, Jan 20, 2:00 P.M. | Sun, Jan 27, 4:30 P.M., 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

A joyous overview of the work of one of the greatest and most influential artists in cinema history, The Great Buster celebrates the life and career of Buster Keaton.

An aerial photograph of Andre Mehmari playing piano

Friday Night Live! Andre Mehmari Trio

  • 7 & 8:30 p.m. Fri, Jan 18 , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Brazilian pianist André Mehmari is considered a world-class composer, arranger and instrumentalist in jazz and classical music circles.

Children playing with Artie the Donkey in Prentis Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Games

  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Saturdays and Sundays , 2019
  • 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.

Children and gallery teacher in Rivera Court

Free Family Fun! Gallery Adventures

  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Saturdays and Sundays , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

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

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Jan 19 , 2019
  • 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.

Michael Daitch weaving in his studio

Artist Demonstration: Weaving with Michael Daitch

  • 12 - 4 p.m. Sat, Jan 19 & Sun, Jan 20 , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Michael Daitch specializes in creating and teaching others to create handwoven pieces that are both visually and sensually pleasing.

Buster Keaton in the film Sherlock Jr.

Buster Keaton Restored: Sherlock Jr. and Seven Chances

  • Sat, Jan 19 , 2019
  • 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

In celebration of Peter Bogdanovich’s new documentary portrait of Buster Keaton, The Great Buster, we’re presenting this special screening of newly restored versions of two of Keaton’s greatest comedies.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Jan 20 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Modern & Contemporary (2nd Floor)

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

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!