Events

Ofrenda Proposal

2018 Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos - Call for Proposals

  • Submit by Fri, Aug 10
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Institute of Arts, in collaboration with the Mexican Consulate of Detroit, extends an open call for proposals of ofrenda altars or offerings honoring the life and memory of lost loved ones as part of a celebration of the traditions of Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead).

Darth Vader, illustration, Star Wars and the Power of Costume

"Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume"

  • May 20 - Sep 30, 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Take a unique journey into the Star Wars™ universe as characters are brought to life through a dramatic presentation of more than 60 original costumes. Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume will closely examine the captivating process of costume design for iconic outfits featured in the first seven films of the Star Wars saga—from Queen Amidala’s lavish gowns to Darth Vader’s imposing black armor.

Detroit Tigers 1968 World Champions ball, 1969, pen and ink on leather. Artist: George Sosnak.

Play Ball! Baseball at the DIA

  • Tuesday-Sunday, Mar 29 - Sep 16
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Take a step back in time and celebrate the great American pastime of baseball at Play Ball! Baseball at the DIA, featuring items from the Michigan-based E. Powell Miller collection and the Detroit Institute of Arts. This e...

Ofrenda Proposal

Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos—Convocatoria de Propuestas

  • Submit by Fri, Aug 10
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

El Instituto de Artes de Detroit (Detroit Institute of Arts), en colaboración con el Consulado de México en Detroit, extiende una convocatoria de propuestas para ofrendas (altares) honrando la vida y la memoria de seres queridos fallecidos para celebrar la tradición de Día de Muertos.

Inside|Out 2017 in Lafayette Park

Inside|Out 2018

  • Spring and Summer

The Detroit Institute of Arts' popular program, Inside|Out, returns for its ninth year! Inside|Out brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the museum's collection to outdoor venues throughout Metro Detroit.

Permission to Wonder: Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) Educator Workshop

Permission to Wonder: Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) Educator Workshop (Session I)

  • Wed, Jun 20
  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Art - Holley Room

Participate in this one-day basic training that will introduce you to the Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS). VTS is a learner-centered, research-based teaching method that has proven to improve critical thinking, language development, and problem-solving skills.

DIA Away

DIA Away: Henry Ford Cancer Institute (Macomb)

  • Wed, Jun 20
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Henry Ford Cancer Institute - Macomb

DIA Away is a fully furnished, vibrantly designed 53' double-expandable trailer. Inside, families and visitors of all ages will discover some of the ways artists think, then have the opportunity to try out creative thinking skills at digital and hands-on stations. Visitors will be surprised and inspired to discover the connections between themselves and the ways artists think and work.

Sun Prints

Drop-In Workshop: Sun Prints

  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Tue, Jun 19 & Wed, Jun 20
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

A sun print, also known as a photogram or cyanotype, is an image made by using a simple photographic process. Make your own image using a variety of everyday objects.

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...

This Island Earth

Space Travel: This Island Earth

  • Wed, Jun 20
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

A brilliant scientist is invited to collaborate on a project to promote world peace, only to discover that the offer is coming from inhabitants of a different world. The planet Metaluna–which is under siege-- wants to move its population to Earth and become its masters. A rousing example of the scientist-as-hero in sci-fi of the fifties.  

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