Events

Trefoil Kites

Drop-In Workshop: Trefoil Kites

  • 11 a.m - 3 p.m. Tue, July 3 & 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Thu, July 5
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Create a simple kite that will really fly using colorful art materials and your own design.

Fantastic Planet

Adventures and Quests: Fantastic Planet (1973)

  • Tue, Jul 3
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Set on a distant planet where enslaved humans are the playthings of giant blue native inhabitants, nothing else has ever looked or felt like director René Laloux’s animated marvel Fantastic Planet, a politically minded and visually inventive work of science fiction. This Cannes prizewinner and counterculture classic, with a jazz score by Alain Goraguer, remains a compelling statement against oppression and conformity.  

A tour in Rivera Court

Thursdays at the Museum: Highlights of the Permanent Collection (Tour)

  • Thu, Jul 5
  • 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

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

Alien Encounters: The Thing From Another World (1951)

Alien Encounters: The Thing From Another World (1951)

  • Thu, Jul 5
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Investigating a mysterious crash at the North Pole, a handful of scientists and Air Force personnel find themselves at war with an alien life form – a humanoid creature made of plant matter that lives on blood and aims to reproduce itself into an invading army.

Trefoil Kites

Drop-In Workshop: Trefoil Kites

  • 12 - 5 p.m. Fri, July 6 | 12 - 7 p.m. Sat, July 7 | 12 - 4 p.m. Sun, July 8
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Create a simple kite that will really fly using colorful art materials and your own design.

The Time Machine (1960)

Other Dimensions: The Time Machine (1960)

  • Fri, Jul 6
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

On the last day of 1899, the inventor of a time machine propels himself thousands of years into the future, where he discovers a civilization comprised of lethargic slaves and their cannibal masters, who hide underground. H.G. Wells’ classic tale of man’s past and possible future is one of the most visually rich sci-fi movies of its time. 

Trefoil Kites

Drop-In Workshop: Trefoil Kites

  • Fri, Jul 6
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - North Lawn

Design your own colorful kite that will really fly, and learn about the upcoming 2nd Annual  Detroit Kite Festival taking place on Belle Isle on Sunday, July 15. 

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Jul 6
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - North Lawn

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

Jarrod Lawson

Friday Night Live! Jarrod Lawson

  • Fri, Jul 6
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - North Lawn

Soul singer Jarrod Lawson has been called by the Standard UK the ‘biggest soul-jazz sensation in years.’ 

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Jul 7
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Modern & Contemporary (2nd Floor)

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