Events

Ellen’s Isle, 1871, Robert Scott Duncanson, American

Behind the Seen: Let Me Tell You a Story

  • Mon, Oct 28 , 2019
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Clinton-Macomb Public Library

Making meaning of the world around us is a basic behavior and most cultures throughout time have used art to teach essential beliefs and understandings.

Behind the Seen: Vogue

Behind the Seen: Vogue

  • Wed, Oct 30 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Wayne Public Library

This talk explores costuming and adornment throughout time and the many ways that personal, political and cultural identity is communicated through our clothing and body art.

Gallery teacher giving a tour to students

Thursdays at the Museum: Highlights Tour

  • Thu, Oct 31 , 2019
  • 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+.

Sugar Skulls

Drop-In Workshop: Sugar Skulls

  • Fri, Nov 1 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Learn how sugar skulls are used for Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexican and Mexican American communities while you decorate one of your own.

Kids drawing in the modern and contemporary galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Nov 1 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Contemporary (2nd Floor)

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

Warsaw Concerto

Friday Night Live! Warsaw Concerto: 75 Years

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, Nov 1, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Conceived by pianist Joseph Palazzolo to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising.

David Byrne in a large suit singing in front of a microphone

Stop Making Sense

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, Nov 1 | 4:00 & 7:00 p.m. Sat, Nov 2 | 2:00 & 4:30 p.m. Sun, Nov 3, 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

This brilliant 88-minute performance film of the Talking Heads in concert has only grown more exciting and satisfying over the years.

Empty Bowls

Empty Bowls for Educators

  • Sat, Nov 2 , 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

3 SCECHs available.

Sugar Skulls

Drop-In Workshop: Sugar Skulls

  • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, Nov 2 & Sun, Nov 3, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Learn how sugar skulls are used for Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexican and Mexican American communities while you decorate one of your own.