Events

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Jan 27
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - African American Galleries (2nd Floor)

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

Caravan of Cultures

(CANCELLED) Puppet Performance: Caravan of Cultures

  • Sat, Jan 27
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Follow Karagoz and Hacivat, the comedic Odd Couple of shadow puppetry that originated in the Ottoman Empire, as they travel the length and breadth of the ancient Silk Road from Anatolia to China and beyond! Shiver at their...

Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters

  • Sat, Jan 27
  • 2:00 PM
  • DFT Auditorium

(USA/2012—directed by Ben Shapiro)

A photographer with the eye of a filmmaker, Gregory Crewdson has created some of the most haunting images in the history of the medium. His meticulously composed works are stunning narr...

Caravan of Cultures

(CANCELLED) Puppet Performance: Caravan of Cultures

  • Sun, Jan 28
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Follow Karagoz and Hacivat, the comedic Odd Couple of shadow puppetry that originated in the Ottoman Empire, as they travel the length and breadth of the ancient Silk Road from Anatolia to China and beyond! Shiver at their...

Mahogany Jones

Black History Month: A Night Celebrating Creativity and Movement

  • FRI, FEB 2 from 12 NOON-2 a.m.
  • Detroit Institute of Art - various locations

The DIA kicks off Black History Month with a late night celebration, remaining open until 2 a.m. Highlights of the event include a reading by U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith and a performance by Mahogany Jones. Other eve...

Tracy Smith

Black History Month 2018

  • Fri, Feb 2 - Fri, Feb 23
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Celebrate Black History Month at the DIA with a full month of programming celebrating black creativity and artists.

Attendees at a Sharing Books Event

Educator Evening: Where I'm From

  • Fri, Feb 2
  • 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Holley Room

Uncover the ways artists use inspiration from their surroundings at this workshop, facilitated by writers from InsideOut Literary Arts. 

Collage Portraits

Drop-In Workshop: Collage Portraits

  • Fri, Feb 2
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Use this distinctive process to create a portrait out of a mix of papers, cloth and other simple objects. 

Tracy Smith

Tracy K. Smith, U.S. Poet Laureate

  • Fri, Feb 2
  • 7:00 PM
  • DFT Auditorium

Celebrate the start of Black History Month with a lecture and reading by U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith. Smith is the author of three books of poetry: The Body's Question (2003), which won the Cave Canem prize for the b...

Mohogany Jones

Friday Night Live! Mahogany Jones

  • Fri, Feb 2
  • 9:00 PM
  • DIA Rivera Court

Recording and performance artist, educator, and activist Mahogany Jones is a lyrical force. A 2017 recipient of the Alain Locke award from the Detroit Institute of Arts and a 2016 Kresge Arts Fellow, in August 2016 she was...