Events

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Jun 29
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Modern (2nd Floor)

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

The Prestige (2006)

Other Dimensions: The Prestige (2006)

  • Fri, Jun 29
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

After a tragic onstage accident turns them into enemies, two magicians (Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman) become equally obsessed with perfecting a vanishing act, while each sets out to destroy the reputation of the other. This engrossing, underappreciated nineteenth-century drama – which takes a daring turn into sci-fi territory – marked a rewarding change of pace for director Christopher Nolan (Inception, Dunkirk).  

Creature Puppets

Drop-In Workshop: Creature Marionettes

  • Sat, Jun 30
  • 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Use felt, ribbon, and a tongue depressor to turn a butterfly, snake, spider, fish, or a creature of your imagination into a whimsical marionette.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Jun 30
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Contemporary (2nd Floor)

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

Garrett Davis, Daddy’s Boys

Daddy’s Boys

  • 1 p.m. & 6 p.m. | Sat, Jun 30
  • Detroit Film Theatre

AARP MICHIGAN , in partnership with The Charles Wright Museum of African American History and the DIA will present a play by Garrett Davis that delves into the role of men as fathers, a subject that strikes to the hearts of many.

David McMurray

David McMurray Quintet

  • Sat, Jun 30
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • General Motors Theatre, Charles H. Wright Museum

Saxophonist David McMurray has become one of the most sought after session men in contemporary music.

DIA Away

DIA Away: Bass, Brews & BBQ

  • Sun, Jul 1
  • 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Lake St. Clair Metropark

DIA Away is a fully furnished, vibrantly designed 53' double-expandable trailer. Inside, families and visitors of all ages will discover some of the ways artists think, then have the opportunity to try out creative thinking skills at digital and hands-on stations. Visitors will be surprised and inspired to discover the connections between themselves and the ways artists think and work.

Creature Puppets

Drop-In Workshop: Creature Marionettes

  • Sun, Jul 1
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Use felt, ribbon, and a tongue depressor to turn a butterfly, snake, spider, fish, or a creature of your imagination into a whimsical marionette.

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Jul 1
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - European: Medieval & Renaissance (2nd Floor)

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

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

Robots: The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

  • Sun, Jul 1
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The wise, humanoid alien named Klaatu arrives in Washington D.C. to deliver a message of universal peace, yet he’s accompanied by the supremely menacing Gort–a robot so deadly he’s capable of “reducing the Earth to a burned-out cinder.”