Drop-In Workshop: Uchiwa

Drop-In Workshop: DownTown Days

  • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thu, July 12 & Fri, July 13 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sat, July 14
  • Knights of Columbus

Join us to create an Uchiwa art project. Uchiwa is a particular style of paper fan that is common in Japan. Learn about the tradition of making uchiwa as you create a fan of your own. 

DIA exterior with fountain

Thursdays at the Museum: Art Talk - African Art with curator Nii O. Quarcoopome

  • Thu, Jul 12
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

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

20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)

Alien Encounters: 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)

  • Thu, Jul 12
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

A space mission to Venus returns to Earth carrying a new life form: a tiny lizard-like creature that thrives on our atmosphere, soon swelling to gigantic proportions and stomping through the streets of Rome, making the ancient ruins even more ruinous! 

The Brother from Another Planet (1984)

Alien Encounters: The Brother from Another Planet (1984)

  • Thu, Jul 12
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Smart, sweet and altogether ahead of its time, John Sayles’ 1984 film stars Joe Morton as a lonely alien who crash lands in a bewildering New York. Though mute, he tries his best to communicate in hopes of understanding the city, the human race, and the strange phenomenon earthlings know as racism.  

Rhythmic Ribbon Baton

Drop-In Workshop: Art in the Park

  • Fri, Jul 13
  • 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us to create Rhythmic Ribbon Batons at Kellogg Park. The ribbon baton is used in floor exercises for gymnastic and dance. Make a simple version using paper, ribbon and decorative tapes.


Drop-In Workshop: Stabiles

  • 12 - 5 p.m. Fri, July 13 | 12 - 7 p.m. Sat, July 14 | 12 - 4 p.m. Sun, July 15
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Using scissors and colorful cardstock, make a unique freestanding geometric sculpture.


Puppet Performance: 5P1N0K10

  • 3 p.m. | Fri, July 13 - Sun, July 15
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

5P1N0K10 is a puppet theatre Hip Hop-era about a robot boy who wants to become human. In the distant future, when robots are used for war, engineer Jeghetto built 5P1N0K10 – an android who fights for humanity through b-boying and hip hop. This Afro-Futuristic re-imagining of Carlo Collodi’s classic ‘Pinocchio’ includes handcrafted puppets, live music, and projections and is fun for all ages.

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Jul 13
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

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


Drop-In Workshop: Stabile Sculptures, DIA John R Picnic Tables

  • Fri, Jul 13
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Enjoy the neighborhoods Concert of Colors festivities and get inspired by the nearby sculptures created by Charles McGee and Alexander Calder.  Collaborate on a piece together and take home your own mini sculpture. 

DIA Away

DIA Away: Concert of Colors

  • Sat, Jul 14
  • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Detroit Symphony Orchestra

DIA Away, our mobile creativity experience, will be at the Concert of Colors.