Events

A woman drawing in the American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Dec 14 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - American Art Nouveau (2nd Floor)

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

Papel Picado, Drop-In Workshop

Drop-In Workshop: Papel Picado

  • 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, Oct 14 & Sun, Oct 15, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Make your own Papel Picado, which literally means “punched” or “perforated” paper.

Reg Pettibone, in traditional Native American dress, performs in the Detroit Institute of Arts' Rivera Court

Stories and Dances of the Ho-Chunk Nation

  • 2:00 p.m. | Sat, Dec 14 & Sun, Dec 15, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Reg Pettibone, and members of his family provide an understanding of true Native American culture through dance, song, and narration.

A few children drawing at easels

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Dec 15 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Ancient Middle East (1st Floor)

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

Luminaries

Thursdays at the Museum: Luminaries

  • Thu, Dec 19 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Every Thursday at 1 p.m. the Detroit Institute of Arts offers programs for adults 55+.

"The Wedding Dance," 1566, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Netherlandish; oil on wood panel. Detroit Institute of Arts.

Bruegel and the Brewer's Art

  • Thu, Dec 19 , 2019
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Great Hall

Join local brewmasters and DIA curatorial staff for private tours of the exhibit Bruegel’s “The Wedding Dance” Revealed.

A woman drawing in the American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Dec 20 , 2019
  • 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.

Custom made envelopes

Drop-In Workshop: Cards and Envelopes

  • Fri, Dec 20 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Explore creative possibilities with paper as you learn to make your own envelopes, and cards.

Rows of older television screens

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, Dec 20 | 4:30 & 7:00 p.m. Sat, Dec 21 | 2:00 & 4:30 p.m. Sun, Dec 22, 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Recorder is a mesmerizing study of an obsessed archivist who believed taping was activism – an unassailable record of the truth

A man drawing in front of the armor cases in the Great Hall

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Dec 21 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Great Hall (2nd Floor)

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