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...

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

Art-Making: Patterns, Symbols, and Designs

Thursdays at the Museum: Art-Making - Patterns, Symbols, and Designs

  • Thu, Jan 18
  • 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

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

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.

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.

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Jan 19
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Contemporary (2nd Floor)

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

Winter Counts

Drop-In Workshop: Winter Counts

  • Fri, Jan 19
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

A winter count was used by Native American communities of the Northern Great Plains to record their histories and to keep track of the passage of years.

Eszter Balint

Friday Night Live!: Eszter Balint

  • Fri, Jan 19
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Eszter Balint is perhaps best known for her acting role in Jim Jarmush’s Stranger Than Paradise. In late 2015, Eszter released her recording Airless Midnight, which features artful, sophisticated songs with a touch of ro...

The Teacher

The Teacher

  • FRI, JAN 19 at 7 p.m., SAT, JAN 20 at 7 p.m., SUN, JAN 21 at 2 p.m.
  • DFT Auditorium

(Czech Republic/Slovakia/2016—directed by Jan Hřebejk)

In 1983 Czechoslovakia, with Soviet-style Communism in full swing, bossy middle school teacher and Party official Comrade Drazdechova (the wonderful Zuzana Mauréry...