Free For All

  • General admission is FREE for every resident of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.
  • Free bus transportation and field trips for ALL tri-county schools

Thursdays at the Museum

Every Thursday at 1 p.m., we welcome adults 55+ from Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties for special programs and complimentary coffee and cookies.

Inside|Out

Inside|Out brings high-quality reproductions of the museum’s collection to communities in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties, and throughout cities in the state of Michigan.
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Education Programs

We provide professional development to more than 1,500 educators each year, and free field trips and bus transportation for more than 65,000 students in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. 

DIA Away

  • DIA Away: Think Like an Artist is a free, mobile interactive classroom and a creative exploration space for people of all ages. It brings educational, hands-on art experiences to schools, community centers, senior facilities, fairs and festivals throughout Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties.
  • DIA Away is a fully furnished, vibrantly designed 53’ double-expandable trailer. Inside, participants will discover some of the ways artists think and then have the opportunity to try out creative thinking skills at digital and hands-on stations. Visitors will be surprised and inspired to discover the connections between themselves and the ways artists think and work.
  • DIA Away is scheduled three months in advance. Due to the popularity of the program, school visits for DIA Away are now scheduled one year in advance. Please complete this form to request a visit. For more information, please contact diaaway@dia.org.

DIA Away is generously supported in part by the Ford Motor Company Fund. 

DIA Away was created in consultation with area educators, DIA visitors and in collaboration with MRA experiential tours & equipment, a Madison Heights, Michigan, based mobile-event marketing company.

 

Behind the Seen

Presented by trained DIA teaching volunteers, "Behind the Seen" brings the same level of insight and engagement about the DIA's collection from the museum to your community. Behind the Seen talks last up to one hour and are available to adult civic and social groups, libraries, senior centers, and other community-accessible locations in the metro Detroit area.

To schedule a talk, contact Cynthia Blackburn at 313.833.1510 or cblackburn@dia.org. BTS talks can be scheduled free for groups in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. For all others there is a $150 fee.

Please note: A screen and a room that can be darkened are required. Lecturers provide projection equipment.

Funding for Behind the Seen talks in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties is funded by the Tri-County Millage.

Other Partnerships

We are looking to create partnerships with non-profit organizations in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties to create arts-based programs and services to enrich the quality of life in our region. Click here to submit your organization's proposal.