Events

Jim Campilongo

Friday Night Live! Jim Campilongo

  • 7 & 8:30 p.m. Fri, Aug 31
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

The sound Jim Campilongo gets out of his 1959 Telecaster is like the early history of the instrument, with elements of country, bluegrass, blues, and rock and roll. 

Interstellar (2014)

Other Dimensions: Interstellar (2014)

  • Fri, Aug 31
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

With Earth’s depleted environment finally giving out, a group of explorers is tasked with searching for a solution – a new home – by trying something that seems theoretically possible yet terrifyingly dangerous: piloting a ship through a “wormhole” in space. Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey star in this visually rich sci-fi epic from director Christopher Nolan.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Sep 1
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Native American (1st Floor)

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

Kalimbas

Drop-In Workshop: Kalimbas

  • Sat, Sep 1
  • 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Make a simple version of this West African instrument using tongue depressors, scrap wood and colored markers.

Them! (1954)

Creatures: Them! (1954)

  • Sat, Sep 1
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

A classic example of fifties sci-fi’s obsession with radiation, Them! is one of the first major-studio films to envision giant, mutated insects – in this case, ants – threatening the existence of mankind as a result of being exposed to radioactive fallout from atom bomb tests. It’s one of the best examples of the genre.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Sep 2
  • 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.

Kalimbas

Drop-In Workshop: Kalimbas

  • Sun, Sep 2
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Make a simple version of this West African instrument using tongue depressors, scrap wood and colored markers.

Robots: THX 1138

Robots: THX 1138

  • Sun, Sep 2
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

George Lucas’s first feature tells the story of a future human race sedated and controlled by an all-powerful governmental order. But when one worker (Robert Duvall) goes off his meds, comes to his senses and tries to escape, a robot police force pursues him – until, that is, they exceed their allotted budget.

A tour in Rivera Court

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

  • Thu, Sep 6
  • 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+.

Senufo Fabric Animal Art

Drop-In Workshop: Art & Apples Festival

  • 4 - 7:30 p.m. Fri, Sep 7 | 11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Sat, Sep 8 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sun, Sep 9
  • Art & Apples Festival

Join us to create Senufo Fabric Animal Art at Rochester Municipal Park. Explore this West African form of painting on fabric. Find our workshop in the Kid's Art Zone.