Events

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.

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.

"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.

Drawing in the African American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Feb 16 , 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - African American (2nd Floor)

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

A woman drawing in a gallery

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Tue, Feb 18 , 2020
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 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 woman drawing in the American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Wed, Feb 19 , 2020
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - American Galleries (2nd Floor)

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

DIA Exterior with Fountain

Homeschool Afternoon: Explore, Collaborate, and Create with Printmaking

  • Wed, Feb 19 , 2020
  • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Learning Center

Specifically for Homeschoolers, this workshop includes a visit to DIA galleries and a studio art-making experience.

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Thu, Feb 20 , 2020
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Arts of Africa (1st Floor)

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