Events

Inside|Out in Detroit's Focus Hope neighborhood

Inside|Out, Summer 2017

  • Daily, Tue, Aug 1 until Fri, Nov 3
  • All Day

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

Blossom Heath Park Gazebo in St. Clair Shores

Inside|Out 2018 Call for Participation

  • OCT 12-NOV 17
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

The DIA is recruiting city representatives, downtown development authorities and arts organizations in communities that are interested in displaying high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the our collection in their cities as part of its popular Inside|Out program.

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...

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. 

Ofrenda sugar skull image

Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos

  • Tuesday-Sunday, Oct. 13-Nov. 12
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

In celebration of Dia de Muertos, the Detroit Institute of Arts, in partnership with Detroit's Mexican Consulate, invite you to explore a community exhibition of ofrenda altars. In Mexico, and other Latin American...

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.

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.

Baalbek by Frederic Church

Member Lecture: The Travels of Frederic Edwin Church

  • Fri, Oct 20
  • 6:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Franklin Kelly, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the National Gallery of Art, will speak on "The Travels of Frederic Edwin Church: From The Heart of the Andes to the Mount of Olives and Beyond."

Sugar Skulls

Drop-In Workshop: Sugar Skulls

  • Fri, Oct 20
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Learn how sugar skulls are used for Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexican and Mexican American communities while you decorate one of your own.

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Oct 20
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts -  American (2nd Floor)

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