Events

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. 

Drawing in the galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Feb 2 , 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Medieval & Renaissance (2nd Floor)

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

A tour in Rivera Court

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

  • Thu, Feb 6 , 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+.

"Greenwich Village," 1945, Beauford Delaney, American; oil on canvas. Mary Anne and Eugene A. Gargaro Jr. Collection.

Thursdays at the Museum: Pop Up Tours of Detroit Collects

  • Thu, Feb 6 , 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+.

Still of seven women holding some sort of packaging

The 2020 Academy Award® Nominated Short Films: Documentary

  • Various | Feb 6 - 15, 2020
  • Detroit Film Theatre

We’re delighted to present this rich program of all five of the Academy Award® nominated short documentary films.

"Self-Portrait with Monkey," 1938, Frida Kahlo, Mexican; oil on masonite. Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Bequest of A. Conger Goodyear, 1966 (1966:9.10).

Guests of Honor: Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dalí

  • February 7 - September 27, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Important works by Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dalí, presented alongside photographs from the DIA’s collection, documenting the artists’ imaginative, larger-than-life personae.

Assemblages

Drop-In Workshop: Assemblage

  • 6:00 - 9:00 Fri, Feb 7 | 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sat, Feb 8 & Sun, Feb 9, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Spend some time in the General Motors Center for African American Art galleries.

Image of performers from the Shinx Organization

Friday Night Live! Transitive Vision

  • 6:00 p.m. Fri, Feb 7, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Featuring Distinguished Alumni from the Sphinx Organization.