The DIA's Inside|Out outdoor installation in Detroit's Lafayette Park neighborhood

Inside|Out: Statewide

  • Daily, Mon, Aug 7 until Tue, Oct 31
  • All Day

Our popular Inside|Out program expands to locations in Sturgis and Munising. 

Royce Da 5'9" by Jenny Risher

D-Cyphered: Portraits by Jenny Risher

  • Tuesdays thru Sundays, Fri, Aug 4 until Mon, Feb 19
  • 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...

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.


Drop-In Workshop: Pinwheels

  • Thu, Sep 21
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Create a classic folk-art toy using a pencil, markers, and translucent paper.

Thursdays at the Museum : Art Making

Thursdays at the Museum: Art Making: Watercolor Postcards

  • Thu, Sep 21
  • 1:00 PM

Create postcards of your own design to send to friends and family.

Community Conversation at Pages Bookshop

DIA Community Conversation: Pages Bookshop

  • Thu, Sep 21
  • 6:00 PM
  • Pages Bookshop

We’d like to hear from you! Please join us for a community conversation about the arts, the DIA, and how we can work together to create a vibrant arts scene in our region.

Rashaad Newsome's Shade Compositions


  • Fri, Sep 22 - Sat, Sep 23
  • All Day
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

DLECTRICITY is a major light-based art + technology festival and celebration taking place along the Woodward Corridor. Attendees will be immersed in a landscape of light through groundbreaking installations of video art,...

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.

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

Monet: Framing Life Educator Preview Open House

  • Fri, Sep 22
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Student Lunchroom

Come kick off the school year with DIA staff and your fellow educators and get a sneak peek to the DIA's newest special exhibition Monet: Framing Life.

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Sep 22
  • 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