Events

Dear Basketball, 2018 Academy Award Nominated Short Film

2018 Academy Award® Nominated Short Films

  • Runs February 9 - March 4, see show dates and times below
  • DFT Auditorium

The DFT’s most popular annual program provides both the pleasure of discovery and renewed wonder at the ways in which the cinema can explore the world through fresh eyes and unbridled imaginations. As in previous years, ...

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Feb 25
  • 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. 

Stanley Nelson

An Evening with Stanley Nelson

  • Thu, Mar 1
  • 7:30 PM
  • DFT Auditorium - enter on John R

Winner of Peabody and Emmy Awards, as well as a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (“genius grant”), documentary director, writer and producer Stanley Nelson has created a body of work that includes Tell Them We Are Risin...

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

*Chess Club has been cancelled due to weather on Fri, Feb 9.

Join the Detroit City Chess Club in their regular Friday meet-ups in Prentis Court.

Ode to the Pomegranate and Melon Vine, ca. between 1506 and 1509, Shen Zhou and Wang Ao, Chinese, ink and paint on paper

Behind the Seen: Let Me Tell You A Story

  • Fri, Mar 2
  • 5:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Making meaning of the world around us is a basic behavior and most cultures throughout time have used art to teach essential beliefs and understandings.

Drop-In Workshop: Container Rattles

Drop-In Workshop: Container Rattles

  • Fri, Mar 2
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Small containers and boxes morph into fantastic percussion instruments when dried beans, rice, feathers and fun papers are added.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Mar 2
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Modern (2nd 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.

Iris DeMent

Friday Night Live! Iris DeMent

  • Fri, Mar 2
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Singer-songwriter Iris DeMent’s recordings have earned her multiple Grammy Award nominations, critical acclaim and the respect and admiration of fans around the world.

Drop-In Workshop: Container Rattles

Drop-In Workshop: Container Rattles

  • SAT, MAR 3 & SUN, MAR 4, 12-4 P.M.
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Small containers and boxes morph into fantastic percussion instruments when dried beans, rice, feathers and fun papers are added.