Events

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

The "Big Picture" Guided Tour (3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays)

  • 3 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays
  • 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 ...

Stationery display in the DIA museum shop

Museum Store Sunday: Shopping Event

  • Sun, Nov 25
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - DIA Shop

The DIA Shop will join museums around the world participating in the 2nd annual celebration of Museum Store Sunday, putting a spotlight on the retail shops that help to support the institutions they serve.

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Nov 25
  • 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.

Sir William Drummond Stewart Meeting Indian Chief. Alfred Jacob Miller

Lecture: Alfred Jacob Miller, Pioneer Painter of the American West

  • Wed, Nov 28
  • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Laura Fry, senior curator at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma, discusses the drawings and paintings that American artist Alfred Jacob Miller produced during and after his historic trip to the Rocky Mountains with adventurer Sir William Drummond Stewart.

A tour in Rivera Court

Thursdays at the Museum: Highlights of the Permanent Collection (Tour)

  • Thu, Nov 29
  • 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

Every Thursday at 1 p.m. the Detroit Institute of Arts offers programs for adults 55+.

Filippo Falciatore, Italian, active 1718–1768. Tarantella at Mergellina, about 1750; Oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Acquisitions Fund. (80.3)

A Celebration of Italian Art & Cuisine at the DIA!

  • Thu, Nov 29
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Enjoy an elegant strolling dinner with wide-ranging tastes of Italy in the Great Hall and Rivera Court with wine and beverage service in a memorable evening of art, dining, music, and ambiance.

View of the Robert and Katherine Jacobs Asian Wing

Educator Evening | First Look: Asian Wing

  • Fri, Nov 30
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Art - Holley Room

Join your fellow educators for a first look at the DIA’s newly reinstalled Robert and Katherine Jacobs Asian Wing!

Bojagi - Traditional Korean Gift Wrap

Drop-In Workshop: Bojagi - Traditional Korean Gift Wrap

  • 6 - 9 p.m. Fri, Nov 30 | 12 - 4 p.m. Sat, Dec 1 & Sun, Dec 2
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Korean women used traditional wrapping cloth, or bojagi, to cover, store, decorate, or carry gifts and objects of everyday life. Use cotton fabric and markers to create one of your own.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Nov 30
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 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.

Paddle to the Sea

Third Coast Percussion: Paddle to the Sea

  • 8 p.m. Fri, Nov 30 | 2 p.m. Sat, Dec 1
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The classic children’s book and Academy Award-nominated film, Paddle to the Sea, is the focus of a new project that looks at our relationship to the bodies of water that connect our lives.