Events

DIA's 9th Annual Community Group Show

DIA's 9th Annual Community Group Show

  • Nov. 15 - Dec. 31
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Walter Gibbs Learning Center

Discover works of art created by participants in the DIA’s Community Group Program, a partnership between the museum and human service agencies in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

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.

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

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.

Royce Da 5'9" by Jenny Risher

D-Cyphered: Portraits by Jenny Risher

  • Tuesdays thru Sundays, Fri, Aug 4 until Sun, Feb 18
  • 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...

“Syria by the Sea,” 1873, Frederic Church, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts.

Church: A Painter's Pilgrimage

  • Tuesday-Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017-Jan. 15, 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

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

A tour in Rivera Court

Thursdays at the Museum: Art Talks

  • Thu, Dec 14
  • 1:00 PM
  • Prentis Court

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

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.

Sino, Fenkell St. and Birwood Ave., 2017, Jenny Risher, pigment print. Courtesy of the artist.

D-Cyphered - Cypher Workshop

  • Fri, Dec 15
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - DeSalle Photography Gallery (1st floor)

Join Inside Out Literary Arts and local hip hop artists at the DIA's exhibition, D-Cyphered: Portraits by Jenny Risher, as we engage in the phenomenon this exhibition derives its name from, the Cypher.

Drop-In Workshop: Snowflakes

Drop-In Workshop: Snowflakes

  • Fri, Dec 15
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Bring the beauty of winter indoors as you make old-fashioned paper snowflakes.