Events

A still from Lagaan

Bollywood Classics: Lagaan

  • Fri, Apr 5 , 2019
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

In celebration of the DIA’s Festival of India (April 5-7) the DFT will present this modern Bollywood classic.

An Indian dancer in Rivera Court

Indian Festival

  • Fri, Apr 5 , 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

A weekend of performances, demonstrations, displays and hands-on activities. Immerse yourself in Indian culture while exploring its traditional and modern aspects.

A mom and two sons crafting masks in the art-making studio

Drop-In Workshop: Open Studio

  • Sat, Apr 6 & Sun, Apr 7, 12:00 p.m. - 4 p.m. , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Create something uniquely personal with a variety of fun and interesting materials in this open-ended Drop-In Workshop.

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Apr 6 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Dutch: Golden Age

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

An Indian dancer in Rivera Court

Celebrate India

  • 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Sat, Apr 6 & Sun, Apr 7, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

A weekend of performances, demonstrations, displays and hands-on activities. Immerse yourself in Indian culture while exploring its traditional and modern aspects.

A woman opening a curtain and another woman shielding her eyes from the sunlight

The Heiresses (Las Herederas)

  • Sat, Apr 6 - 7:00 p.m. | Sun, Apr 7 - 5:00 p.m. , 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Chela (Ana Brun) and Chiquita (Margarita Irun) have been a couple for decades, lifelong members of Paraguay’s wealthy elite.

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

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Apr 7 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Islamic

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

A man and a woman handcuffed, turned away from each other

Bollywood Classics: Pyaasa

  • Sun, Apr 7 , 2019
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The film that best defines Bollywood’s golden age, a tragic romance between a poet and a prostitute that Time named among the top ten romantic films of all time. 

DIA Exterior with Fountain

Thursdays at the Museum: Director's Cut with Director Salvador Salort-Pons

  • Thu, Apr 11 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Detroit Institute of Arts Director Salvador Salort-Pons will give an overview of the DIA’s history and collections.

Pop art pins

Drop-In Workshop: Pop Art Pins

  • Fri, Apr 12 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Create one-of-a-kind wearable art pins using a variety of traditional and nontraditional jewelry-making materials.