Events

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Jan 26 , 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 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.

An image from a former Michigan Lion Dance performance

Lion Dance

  • Sun, Jan 26 , 2020
  • 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Members of the Michigan Lion Dance team invite you to usher in the Year of the Rat and celebrate the Lunar New Year.

Someone drawing in the ancient middle east gallery

Thursdays at the Museum - Drawing in the Galleries & Collection Tours

  • Thu, Jan 30 , 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

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

A woman drawing in a gallery

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Jan 31 , 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Islamic World (1st Floor)

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

Young girl drawing in the studio

Drop-In Workshop: Community Quilt Design

  • 6:00 - 9:00 Fri, Jan 31 | 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sat, Feb 1 & Sun, Feb 2, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Learn about the tradition of quilt making and make your own square using scissors, glue, and fabric.

Stepping flyer

Steppin' into Black History Month: A Chicago Style Stepper's Set

  • Fri, Jan 31 , 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Smile! We gon’ start this thing off right! Dancers, non-dancers and music lovers - come one, come all.

Still from animated film One Small Step

The 2020 Academy Award® Nominated Short Films: Animation and Live Action

  • Various | Jan 31 - Feb 16, 2020
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The 2020 Oscar® Shorts program will combine all the nominees in the short animation and live-action categories.

A woman drawing in the American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Feb 1 , 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - American, Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau (2nd Floor)

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

VCESDA Winter lecture

VCESDA Winter Lecture | Musée des Arts Décoratifs: Between Original Heritage and Challenging Present

  • Sat, Feb 1 , 2020
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs has a very unusual history and identity in the French museums system.

Close up of La’Ron Williams

Storytelling: La’Ron Williams

  • 2:00 p.m. | Sat, Feb 1 & Sun, Feb 2, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Through music and audience participation, storyteller La’Ron Williams invites you to explore folk tales of the African and African American traditions.