Events

A young girl being watched by toys in a bookstore

Tea-Time Theatre: Eleanor’s Secret

  • Sat, Dec 28 , 2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Eleanor’s Secret is a beautifully designed, rollicking adventure in which a boy’s newfound ability to read not only sets his imagination free, but saves the day!

A woman drawing in the American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Dec 29 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - American (2nd Floor)

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

Two dozen Marionette Dolls standing in rows

Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre presents A Christmas Carol, Oy! Hanukkah, Merry Kwanzaa

  • 2:00 p.m. | Sun, Dec 29 & Mon, Dec 30, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

An adaptation of Dickens' classic with Old World accents and New World inclusiveness. A surprising and delightful blend of English, Jewish, African, American and Czech winter rituals, customs and holiday songs are woven in...

Traditional Looney Tunes, "That's All Folks!" title card

New Year’s Eve Matinee: Looney Tunes Classics

  • Tue, Dec 31 , 2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

This special New Year’s Eve edition of DFT Family will delight audiences of all ages as we unspool some of the best and most hilarious Warner Bros. Looney Tunes shorts.

Winter Counts

Drop-In Workshop: Winter Counts

  • 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Thu, Jan 2 | 12:00 - 9:00 p.m. Fri, Jan 3 | 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sat, Jan 4 & Sun, Jan 5, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

A winter count was used by Native American communities of the Northern Great Plains to record their histories and to keep track of the passage of years.

A tour in Rivera Court

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

  • Thu, Jan 2 , 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 man sitting and drawing in the medieval art galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Jan 3 , 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Medieval & Renaissance (2nd Floor)

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

Yuko playing piano

Friday Night Live! The Yuko Mabuchi Trio

  • 7:00 & 8:30 p.m. Fri, Jan 3, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Though her musical education started on classical piano in Japan, Yuko Mabuchi became fascinated with American R&B, hip-hop and blues.  

A woman drawing in a gallery

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Jan 4 , 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Islamic World (1st Floor)

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

A puppet of Sher Khan, the tiger

Frisch Marionettes presents The Jungle Book

  • 2:00 p.m. | Sat, Jan 4 & Sun, Jan 5, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

In the wilds of India, a young boy named Mowgli is raised by wolves to obey the laws of the jungle.