Events

Papel Picado, Drop-In Workshop

Drop-In Workshop: Papel Picado

  • Fri, May 4
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Have fun as you try this Mexican art of cutting paper. 

TRANSIT New Music Ensemble

Friday Night Live! TRANSIT New Music Ensemble

  • Fri, May 4
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

The TRANSIT New Music Ensemble performs the legendary Quartet for the End of Time by Olivier Messiaen and works by younger composers that deal with existential themes like the Holocaust, eternity and the spiritual universe.

Rhythmic Ribbon Baton

Drop-In Workshop: 27th Annual Komen Detroit Race for the Cure

  • Sat, May 5
  • 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us to create Rhythmic Ribbon Batons at the 27th Annual Komen Detroit Race for the Cure held in front of Comerica Park. The ribbon baton is used in floor exercises for gymnastics and dance. Make a simple version using paper, ribbon and decorative tapes.

Educator Appreciation Breakfast 2018

Educator Appreciation Breakfast - SOLD OUT

  • Sat, May 5
  • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Crystal Gallery

Get inspired and refreshed with a morning of free, educator-exclusive activities to kick off National Teacher Appreciation Week.

Papel Picado, Drop-In Workshop

Drop-In Workshop: Papel Picado

  • 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Sat, May 5 & Sun, May 6
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Have fun as you try this Mexican art of cutting paper. 

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration

  • Sat, May 5
  • 12:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Join the DIA's auxiliary Friends of Asian Arts and Culture in an afternoon celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage month with a blend of traditional and contemporary artistry with performances combining singing, dance, music, dialogue, and narration.

Louder Than a Bomb – Emcee Olympics

Louder Than a Bomb – Emcee Olympics

  • Sun, May 6
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

The culminating event of InsideOut Literary Arts Project's Louder Than a Bomb: The Michigan Youth Poetry Festival, the Emcee Olympics feature LTAB artists competing head-to-head for the title of hip-hop supremacy.

Flowers in a Glass Vase, 1704. Rachel Ruysch. Dutch

Behind the Seen: In the Garden

  • Tue, May 8
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Lawrence Marble - Clarkston Independence District Library

This talk explores the hidden meanings behind images of flowers, plants and gardens which are some of the DIA's most beloved works of art.

DIA Away at the Mall at Partridge Creek

DIA Away: Beaumont Hospital Trenton

  • Wed, May 9
  • 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Beaumont Hospital - Trenton

DIA Away is a fully furnished, vibrantly designed 53' double-expandable trailer. Inside, families and visitors of all ages will discover some of the ways artists think, then have the opportunity to try out creative thinking skills at digital and hands-on stations. Visitors will be surprised and inspired to discover the connections between themselves and the ways artists think and work.

Senior Thursday at DIA

Thursdays at the Museum: Art Talk - GM Center of African American Art with curator Valerie Mercer

  • Thu, May 10
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Every Thursday at 1 p.m. the Detroit Institute of Arts offers programs for adults 55+. For more information on Thursdays at the Museum, call 313.833.4005

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