Events

Chai Wan Four, Jane Hammond, American, selenium-toned gelatin silver print, 2008. Copyright Jane Hammond

Making Home: Contemporary Works From the DIA

  • DEC 1, 2017-JUNE 6, 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Making Home: Contemporary Works from the DIA presents a range of works by artists from the DIA’s collections of Prints, Drawings and Photographs and Contemporary art that are concerned with idealistic representations of home. Around 50 works in a variety of media both affirm common symbols of domestic space and question popular ideas of home as a symbol of comfort, belonging and permanency.

Royce Da 5'9" by Jenny Risher

D-Cyphered: Portraits by Jenny Risher

  • Tuesdays thru Sundays, Fri, Aug 4 until Wed, Feb 28
  • All Day

D-Cyphered: Portraits by Jenny Risher will take viewers on a photographic timeline that makes up the story of the Detroit hip-hop scene. Often overlooked by the movements in New York and Los Angeles, Detroit’s hip-hop hi...

Claude Monet, Rounded Flower Bed (Corbeille de fleurs), c. 1876, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts.

Monet: Framing Life

  • Tuesday-Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017-Mar. 4, 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Until January 15, one ticket sends you on on two artistic adventures -- Monet: Framing Life and Church: A Painter's Pilgrimage. Travel to distinct places and time in history to experience the world as these two artists did.

Diego Rivera's "Detroit Industry Murals" with a tour group

The "Big Picture" Guided Tour

  • 1 p.m Tuesday - Sundays
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Every Tuesday through Sunday at 1 p.m. take a free guided tour of the Detroit Institute of Arts' collection.

Tours depart from the Great Hall at 1 p.m.

The Big Picture Guided Tour is also at 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday

Hedy Lamarr

Thursdays at the Museum: Film "Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story"

  • Thu, Jan 25
  • 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

(USA/2017—directed by Alexandra Dean)

Starlet. Siren. The Most Beautiful Woman in the World. These are some of the phrases used to describe legendary Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr, and now Alexandra Dean’s illuminating...

Playing chess with the Detroit Chess Club at the DIA

Detroit City Chess Club Open Play

  • Fridays at 4 p.m.
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

Join the Detroit City Chess Club in their regular Friday meet-ups in Prentis Court.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Jan 26
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Arts of Africa (1st Floor)

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

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Jan 26
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Arts of Africa (1st Floor)

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

Art-Making: Patterns, Symbols, and Designs

Drop-In Workshop: Patterns, Symbols, & Designs

  • Fri, Jan 26
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Use rubber stamps and fabric markers to give your own personal meaning to a decorated piece of silk fabric. 

Faces Places

Faces Places

  • FRI, JAN 26 at 7 PM; SAT, JAN 27 at 4, 7 & 9:30 PM, SUN, JAN 28 at 2 & 4:30 PM
  • DFT Auditorium

(France/2017—directed by Agnès Varda and JR)

Recipient of an honorary Oscar® this year for her lifetime of cinematic achievement, 89-year old Agnès Varda remains at the top of her game with this enchanting new documen...