Events

Diego Rivera's "Detroit Industry Murals" with a tour group

The "Big Picture" Guided Tour

  • 1 p.m Tuesday - Sundays
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Every Tuesday through Sunday at 1 p.m. take a free guided tour of the Detroit Institute of Arts' collection.

Tours depart from the Great Hall at 1 p.m.

The Big Picture Guided Tour is also at 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday...

Fantastic Voyage (1966)

Other Dimensions: Fantastic Voyage (1966)

  • Fri, Aug 17
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

An important scientist is attacked, and the resulting brain injury is inoperable – from the outside, at least. The solution: shrink a surgical team down to microscopic size and inject them into his bloodstream, so they can operate from the inside. A great sci-fi concept was somewhat limited by the era’s technology, yet it’s still a fondly remembered, brightly colorful adventure. 

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.

Wire Sculpture

Drop-In Workshop: Wire Sculpture - On the Lawn

  • Fri, Aug 17
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - North Lawn

Make a sculpture using colorful wire.

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.

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Aug 17
  • 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.

The Book of Eli (2010)

Adventures and Quests: The Book of Eli (2010)

  • Fri, Aug 17
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

In a post-apocalyptic America, a lone drifter (Denzel Washington) continues his decades-long struggle to protect a book he believes to be sacred – one which can offer salvation to a ravaged civilization. The Detroit-born Hughes Brothers (Menace II Society, Dead Presidents) have fashioned an imaginative and risky sci-fi epic that draws on familiar genres while creating its own singular vision.  

Artist Demo: Design Labs

Artist Demo: Design Labs

  • 12 - 4 p.m. | Sat, Aug 18 & Sun, Aug 19
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Student Lunchroom

Inspired by the DIA's special exhibition Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume, Design Labs artists will guide participants in designing and creating fabulous costumes and creatures using varied media. Participants will also have the chance to learn basic stop motion animation tools and techniques to bring their creation to life.

Wire Sculpture

Drop-In Workshop: Wire Sculpture

  • Sat, Aug 18
  • 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Make a sculpture using colorful wire.

Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Aug 18
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Modern (2nd Floor)

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