Events

A woman drawing in the American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Oct 4 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - American (2nd Floor)

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

Five examples of doodle art on square paper

Drop-In Workshop: Doodle Art

  • Fri, Oct 4 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Many people doodle as a way of spontaneously expressing ideas. Grab some drawing materials and see what you come up with.

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Oct 5 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

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

Five examples of doodle art on square paper

Drop-In Workshop: Doodle Art

  • 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, Oct 5 & Sun, Oct 6, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Many people doodle as a way of spontaneously expressing ideas. Grab some drawing materials and see what you come up with.

Terra cotta busts of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, made in the 18th century by Jean-Antoine Houdon

Guests of Honor from the Musée du Louvre: Jean-Antoine Houdon’s Portraits of Americans in the Age of Enlightenment

  • October 6, 2019 - May 3, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Institute of Arts will present a dossier exhibition featuring two masterworks of French eighteenth-century portrait sculpture lent from the Musée du Louvre.

European: Medieval & Renaissance galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Oct 6 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Medieval & Renaissance (2nd Floor)

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

Gallery teacher giving a tour to students

Thursdays at the Museum: Humble and Human exhibition Pop Up Tour

  • Thu, Oct 10 , 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+.

A woman drawing in a gallery

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Oct 11 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Dutch Golden Age (2nd Floor)

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

Retablos

Drop-In Workshop: Retablos

  • Fri, Oct 11 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Learn about the Latin American folk art tradition of retablos while you create one of your own.

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Oct 12 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Ofrendas Exhibition

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