Events

Rod Puppets

Drop-In Workshop: 10th Annual Dragon on the Lake

  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat, Aug 25 | 12 - 5 p.m. Sun, Aug 26

Join us to create Rod Puppets beside Orion Art Center. Create a simple puppet on a stick with moving parts using a variety of art-making materials. Find our workshop in the Kid's Zone.

DIA Away

DIA Away: CNC Community Back to School Rally

  • Sat, Aug 25
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

DIA Away, our mobile creativity experience, will be at the CNC Community Back to School Rally.

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Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Aug 25
  • 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.

“Untitled (Group of Portraits from Traveling Photo Studio),” around 1950–60, Unknown Photographer, gelatin silver prints. Detroit Institute of Arts

Lost & Found: Photographs from the DIA’s Collection

  • Tuesdays thru Sundays, Sat, Aug 25 until Mon, Mar 4
  • 12:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Lost & Found: Photographs from the DIA’s Collection is a fascinating look at rediscovered photographs (referred to as “found” photography) rescued from attics, resale shops, online sources and the Detroit Institute of Arts’ archives.

Tic Tac Toe & Other Board Games

Drop-In Workshop: Tic Tac Toe Boards

  • Sat, Aug 25
  • 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

An early variant of Tic-tac-toe was played in the Roman Empire, around the first century BCE. Use a variety of art materials to create a one-of-a-kind game board and spend many happy hours playing with friends.

The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms

The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms

  • Sat, Aug 25
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Arctic explorers are shocked to encounter a living, breathing, and very hungry dinosaur, awakened from hibernation by atomic testing, and eventually making his way to New York. Based loosely on a short story by Ray Bradbury, the special effects are by the soon-to-be-legendary Ray Harryhausen. (80 min.)

 

Solaris

Space Travel: Solaris (1972)

  • Sat, Aug 25
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

One of the cinema’s most arresting and majestic enigmas is Andrei Tarkovsky’s adaptation of Stanislaw Lem’s novel about a mission to investigate the possibility that a mysterious alien intelligence has caused the crew of an earlier expedition to become delusional.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Aug 26
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - 1st Floor

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

Tic Tac Toe & Other Board Games

Drop-In Workshop: Tic Tac Toe Boards

  • Sun, Aug 26
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

An early variant of Tic-tac-toe was played in the Roman Empire, around the first century BCE. Use a variety of art materials to create a one-of-a-kind game board and spend many happy hours playing with friends.

Forbidden Planet (1956)

Robots: Forbidden Planet (1956)

  • Sun, Aug 26
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The lone survivor of an expedition to a distant planet discovers that the scientific achievements of its long-extinct civilization may be the most astounding – and dangerous – in the universe. Featuring the first screen appearance of the beloved Robby the Robot.