Events

Asafo flags

Thursdays at the Museum: Asafo Flags

  • Thu, Jul 18 , 2019
  • 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+.

Decorated Drumsticks

Drop-In Workshop: Decorated Drumsticks

  • Fri, Jul 19 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Some musical instruments produce sounds by being struck by sticks, fingers or other hard objects.

A few children drawing at easels

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Jul 19 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Ancient Middle East (1st Floor)

Explore the Arts of Ancient Middle East and create a pencil drawing to take home. 

Stefano Barone sitting and playing guitar in Kresge Court

Friday Night Live! Stefano Barone

  • 7:00 & 8:30 p.m. | Fri, July 19, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Stefano Barone is a composer, guitar player, producer, video artist, and music teacher from Naples, Italy.

Men standing and smirking, some wearing Jamaican flag colors

Babylon

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, July 19 | 7:00 & 9:30 p.m. Sat, July 20 | 4:30 p.m. Sun, July 21 , 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The incendiary Babylon premiered at Cannes in 1980 but went unreleased in the U.S. for "being too controversial”

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Jul 20 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Korean & Japanese Art (1st Floor)

Explore Korean & Japanese Art and create a pencil drawing to take home. 

Decorated Drumsticks

Drop-In Workshop: Decorated Drumsticks

  • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, July 20 & Sun, July 21, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Some musical instruments produce sounds by being struck by sticks, fingers or other hard objects.

Artist's example

Artist Demonstration: Comix Remix

  • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, July 20 & Sun, July 21, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Pop artists made use of comic book imagery as a source of humor and as a way of transforming popular heroic imagery into commentary on American culture.

Traditional puppets

I Wan Jan Glove Puppet Theater

  • Sat, Jul 20 , 2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

The I Wan Jan began performing in 1931, using ornate glove puppets and live musicians to capture the fantasies of Beijing opera and traditional Chinese folk tales.

A man sitting next to a gray poodle

Buddy

  • 1:00 & 3:30 p.m. Sat, July 20 | 2:00 p.m. Sun, July 21 , 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

This poignant portrait of the relationship between dogs and humans explores the extraordinary bond between service dogs and their owners