Events

A man displaying his sketch

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Feb 9 , 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - European: British & Decorative Arts (3rd Floor)

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

Gone to the Village

Gone to the Village: Royal Funerary Rites for Asantehemaa Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II

  • Sun, Feb 9 , 2020
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

A unique and powerful documentary, beautifully filmed, of the elaborate funerary rites for the Queen Mother of the Asante in Ghana.

April Anue quilt

Thursdays at the Museum: Artist Demonstration with April Anue

  • Thu, Feb 13 , 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 the American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Feb 14 , 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - American (2nd Floor)

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

Collage Portraits

Drop-In Workshop: Collage Portrait

  • 6:00 - 9:00 Fri, Feb 14 | 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sat, Feb 15 & Sun, Feb 16, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

The term collage, derived from the French coller, to glue, describes artwork made from a mix of different materials.

Side-by-side portraits of Toni Morrison and James Baldwin

A Portrait of Toni Morrison & James Baldwin

  • Fri, Feb 14 , 2020
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Celebrate the life and legacy of Toni Morrison and James Baldwin with dramatic readings of work that captured Black life in America.

Don Flemmons in a flat brimmed hat and suspenders, posing with a guitar

Friday Night Live! Dom Flemons

  • 7:00 & 8:30 p.m. Fri, Feb 14, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Dom Flemons pays tribute to the music, culture, and the complex history of the golden era of the Wild West.

"Rustic Cares (Solicitudo Rustica)," ca. 1555-56, Jan and Lucas van Doetecum, Dutch, after Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Netherlandish; etching and engraving. Detroit Institute of Arts

From Bruegel to Rembrandt: Dutch and Flemish Prints and Drawings from 1550 to 1700

  • Feb 15 - July 26, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Starting in the sixteenth-century, Flemish and Dutch artists turned to everyday subjects, describing the landscape and people around them with humor and loving detail.

Guests drawing in the Native American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Feb 15 , 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Native American (1st Floor)

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

Kitty's Corner, with a dog and cat made out of paper

Puppet Performance: String Theory Theater

  • 2:00 p.m. | Sat, Feb 15 & Sun, Feb 16, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Presenting four original stories, this Baltimore-based puppet troupe, composed of artist Dirk Joseph and his daughters.