Events

A woman drawing in front of a slab in the Islamic gallery

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Feb 22 , 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Arts of the Ancient Middle East (1st Floor)

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

The Jeghetto puppeteer and a young boy playing with a wooden string puppet on the puppeteer's head

Puppet Performance: Jeghetto’s Workshop

  • 2:00 p.m. | Sat, Feb 22 & Sun, Feb 23, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Enter the Workshop of Jeghetto and watch him get lost in his imagination as he creates unique puppets out of recycled materials.

Internet-famous cat Maru in a box

CatVideoFest 2020

  • 2:00 pm, 4:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Sat, Feb 22 | 12:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m. & 5:00 p.m., Sun, Feb 23, 2020
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Immensely popular at its DFT debut last year, the all-new 2020 edition of the CatVideoFest is exactly what the name suggests.

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Feb 23 , 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Dutch Golden Age (3rd Floor)

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

Portrait of Ed Clark. | Photo by Chester Higgins Jr. / The New York Times / Redux by Chester Higgins Jr. / The New York Times / Redux

The 28th Annual Alain Locke Awards

  • Sun, Feb 23 , 2020
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Ed Clark (1926-2019) will receive the Alain Locke International Art Award posthumously for his experimentation with bold colors, paint application and medium. 

A still from the film Bless Their Little Hearts

Thursdays at the Museum | Film: Bless Their Little Hearts

  • Thu, Feb 27 , 2020
  • 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+.

A still from the film My Brother's Wedding

My Brother's Wedding

  • Thu, Feb 27 , 2020
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The second film from pioneering African American director Charles Burnett was rushed to semi-completion to meet a film festival deadline in 1983

LaShaun Kotaran

Spoken | The Art of Poetry

  • Fri, Feb 28 , 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Area poets present works inspired by the pieces of art they love the most.  

Guests drawing in the Native American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Feb 28 , 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Native American (1st Floor)

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

Yaa Gyasi

Author Talk: Yaa Gyasi

  • Fri, Feb 28 , 2020
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Gyasi's brilliant and relevant novels move through histories and geographies and capture the troubled spirit of our own nation.