Events

Photograph of Allie McGee and Carole Harris

Repetition, Rhythm, and Vocab

  • July 20 - Nov 4, 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Repetition, Rhythm, and Vocab presents Detroit artists Carole Harris and Allie McGhee together in homage to the harmony of their improvisational languages and to the city in which they found their voices.

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

FINAL WEEKS! "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.

Visitors using Lumin to enhance their experience in DIA's Rivera Court

Lumin 2.0 Prototype

  • July 24, 2018 - Feb 28, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

We've added new augmented reality stops on our #DIALumin tour, and we need your help in testing them!

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.

“Untitled (Group of Portraits from Traveling Photo Studio),” around 1950–60, Unknown Photographer, gelatin silver prints. Detroit Institute of Arts

Lost & Found: Photographs from the DIA’s Collection

  • Aug 26, 2018 - Mar 3, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Lost & Found: Photographs from the DIA’s Collection is a fascinating look at rediscovered photographs (referred to as “found” photography) rescued from attics, resale shops, online sources and the Detroit Institute of Arts’ archives.

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...

Watercolor Postcards

Drop-In Workshop: Funky Ferndale Art Fair

  • 3 - 7 p.m. Fri, Sep 21 | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat, Sep 22 | 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sun, Sep 23

Join us to create Watercolor Postcards in downtown Ferndale. Create postcards of your own design to send to friends and family.

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.

Molas

Drop-In Workshop: Molas

  • Fri, Sep 21
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Learn about these intricately sewn, multilayered cloth panels created by the Kuna women of Panama and create a simple version of your own.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Sep 21
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Dutch Golden Age (3rd Floor)

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

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