Events

Royce Da 5'9" by Jenny Risher

D-Cyphered: Portraits by Jenny Risher

  • Daily, 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...

Inside|Out in Detroit's Focus Hope neighborhood

Inside|Out, Summer 2017

  • Daily, Tue, Aug 1 until Tue, Oct 31
  • All Day

Coming Soon! Inside|Out Summer 2017!

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. 

Drop-In Workshop at the African World Festival

Drop-In Workshop: 35th Annual African World Festival

  • Sun, Aug 20
  • 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Join us to create mosaic art at the 35th Annual African World Festival held on the grounds surrounding the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

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Detroit Dance City Festival: Movers & Shakers Lunch

  • Sun, Aug 20
  • 11:30 AM
  • DIA Crystal Gallery

Informational and interactive lunches, which feature artist talks, panel discussions and guest speakers. Event is free and open to the public. Additional cost does apply for food & beverage.

Drop-In Workshop : Hip Hop Art - Album Covers

Drop-In Workshop : Hip Hop Art - Album Covers

  • Sat, Aug 19
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Education Center

If you were a musician, what would your album art look like?

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Aug 20
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Ancient Cultures of the Americas (1st floor)

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

Amigurumi Crochet

Artist Demonstration: Amigurumi Crochet

  • Sun, Aug 20
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Prentis Court

Fiber artist Sarah Shackleford presents Amigurumi, the ancient art of crocheted small creatures.

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.

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Detroit Dance City Festival - Summer Stage

  • Sun, Aug 20
  • 1:30 PM
  • DIA Rivera Court

Share your love of dance in the city with performances by dancers, musicians, and performance artists.