Events

Celebration masks

Off-site Drop-In Workshop at Village of New Haven's 150th Celebration

  • 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Fri, July 18 | 2:00 - 9:00 p.m. Sat, July 20, 2019
  • New Haven High School

Join DIA at Village of New Haven's 150th Celebration and create a Celebration Mask.

A few children drawing at easels

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Jul 19 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Ancient Middle East (1st Floor)

Explore the Arts of Ancient Middle East and create a pencil drawing to take home. 

Docent led tour of Rivera Court

The "Big Picture" Guided Tour

  • 6 p.m. Fridays , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Great Hall

Every Friday at 6 p.m. take a free guided tour of the Detroit Institute of Arts' collection.

Dawoud Bey

Dawoud Bey: Visualizing Place, History, and Memory

  • Fri, Jul 19 , 2019
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Dawoud Bey will appear at the DIA for a lecture that explores his evolving practice as an artist and photographer for over four decades

Men standing and smirking, some wearing Jamaican flag colors

Babylon

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, July 19 | 7:00 & 9:30 p.m. Sat, July 20 | 4:30 p.m. Sun, July 21 , 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The incendiary Babylon premiered at Cannes in 1980 but went unreleased in the U.S. for "being too controversial”

Stefano Barone sitting and playing guitar in Kresge Court

Friday Night Live! Stefano Barone

  • 7:00 & 8:30 p.m. | Fri, July 19, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Stefano Barone is a composer, guitar player, producer, video artist, and music teacher from Naples, Italy.

Decorated Drumsticks

Drop-In Workshop: Decorated Drumsticks

  • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, July 20 & Sun, July 21, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Some musical instruments produce sounds by being struck by sticks, fingers or other hard objects.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Jul 20 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Korean & Japanese Art (1st Floor)

Explore Korean & Japanese Art and create a pencil drawing to take home. 

Milagros

Off-site Drop-In Workshop at 2019 Strawberry Festival

  • Sat, Jul 20 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Downtown

Join DIA at 2019 Strawberry Festival and create a Milagro. 

Comix Remix

Artist Demonstration: Comix Remix

  • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, July 20 & Sun, July 21, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Pop artists made use of comic book imagery as a source of humor and as a way of transforming popular heroic imagery into commentary on American culture.