Events

Wire Sculpture

Drop-In Workshop: Wire Sculpture

  • Sun, Aug 19
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Make a sculpture using colorful wire.

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Aug 19
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Arts of Ancient Middle East (1st Floor)

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

DIA Away

DIA Away: Stepping Stones to Success Family Day

  • Sun, Aug 19
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

DIA Away, our mobile creativity experience, will be at the Shelby Township Art Fair.

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

Robots: The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

  • Sun, Aug 19
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The wise, humanoid alien named Klaatu arrives in Washington D.C. to deliver a message of universal peace, yet he’s accompanied by the supremely menacing Gort–a robot so deadly he’s capable of “reducing the Earth to a burned-out cinder.”

William, 2010. Corine Vermeulen (b.1980) Dutch

Behind the Seen: Through Her Eyes II: Women Photographers

  • Mon, Aug 20
  • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Bloomfield Township Senior Services

This talk will introduce you to the impact of art photography by some of the leading women artists in the 19th and 20th centuries.

William, 2010. Corine Vermeulen (b.1980) Dutch

Behind the Seen: Through Her Eyes II - Women Photographers

  • Mon, Aug 20
  • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Bloomfield Township Senior Services

This talk will introduce you to the impact of art photography by some of the leading women artists in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Tic Tac Toe & Other Board Games

Drop-In Workshop: Tic Tac Toe Boards

  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Tue, Aug 21 & Wed, Aug 22
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

An early variant of Tic-tac-toe was played in the Roman Empire, around the first century BCE. Use a variety of art materials to create a one-of-a-kind game board and spend many happy hours playing with friends.

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Adventures and Quests: Journey to the Center of the Earth

  • Tue, Aug 21
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Even in an era when studios regularly turned out big-budget family entertainment, this elegantly crafted Jules Verne adaptation was a standout. A professor (James Mason) leads the members of his expedition down to the center of the planet. Spectacular perils threaten their adventure, by way of action sequences that clearly influenced 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark, which was produced and co-authored by George Lucas.  

Destination Moon

Space Travel: Destination Moon

  • Wed, Aug 22
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

With America’s post-war government ignoring space research, it’s up to private industry to beat the Russians to the moon. The stakes are high–the industrialists believe that the first nation on the moon first can control the Earth, by using the lunar surface to launch nukes. Despite the cold war intrigue, this is a scientifically grounded effort to portray what space travel might really look like. 

Tic Tac Toe & Other Board Games

Drop-In Workshop: Tic Tac Toe Boards

  • Thu, Aug 23
  • 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

An early variant of Tic-tac-toe was played in the Roman Empire, around the first century BCE. Use a variety of art materials to create a one-of-a-kind game board and spend many happy hours playing with friends.