Events

An example of an accordian book

Drop-In Workshop: Accordion Books

  • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, Nov 16 & Sun, Nov 17, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

The accordion book is one of the most versatile and easiest books to make.

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Nov 16 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 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.

Gallery teacher giving a tour to students

Family Tours

  • 1:00 & 3:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Your guide for family tours awaits by Artie the Donkey. Weather permitting, your adventure may include outdoor objects.

Armor

Lecture | The Last Knight: The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximilian I

  • Sat, Nov 16 , 2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Join Pierre Terjanian, curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s fall exhibition, examines the profound significance of European armor at the dawn of the Renaissance.

A tour stops in front of Kehinde Wiley's "Equestrian Portrait of the Count Duke Olivares"

The "Big Picture" Guided Tour

  • 3 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Every Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. take a free guided tour of the Detroit Institute of Arts' collection.

Tours depart from the Great Hall at 3 p.m.

The Big Picture Guided Tour is also at 1 p.m. every Tuesday through ...

"On Anchor bay, Lake St. Clair, Michigan," 2010, Jeff Gaydash, American. Collection of the artist.

Friends of Prints, Drawings and Photograph's Exhibition Opening & Artist Reception

  • Sat, Nov 16 , 2019
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - de Salle Gallery

Please join us for the public opening of Michigan's Great Lakes: Photographs by Jeff Gaydash.

The FPDP is hosting an informal meet and greet reception for Jeff Gaydash. Light refreshments will be served.

 

A woman drawing in the American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Nov 17 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - American (1st Floor)

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

Wrist and ankle rattles

Drop-In Workshop at Tree Lighting Celebration

  • Sun, Nov 17 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • The Mall at Partridge Creek

Join DIA at Tree Lighting Celebration and create a Wrist & Ankle Rattle.

Teenagers looking intimidating in sepia

Piranhas

  • 2:00 & 4:00 p.m. Sun, Nov 17, 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Nicola, who, despite decent instincts, becomes the leader of a pack of hellions captivated by the lifestyle of the local Camorra.

Behind the Seen: Vogue

Behind the Seen: Caroline Kennedy Library

  • Mon, Nov 18 , 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Caroline Kennedy Library

This talk explores costuming and adornment throughout time and discover the many ways that personal, political and cultural identity is communicated through our clothing and body art.