81st Detroit Public Schools Community District Student Exhibition

This annual exhibition features hundreds of imaginative works created by Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) students in grades K-12, ranging from paintings, prints, drawings, photography, ceramics, videos, jewelry and more. 

The exhibition is on view in the Kirby Gallery and is free with museum admission.

The 81st Detroit Public Schools Community District Student Exhibition was organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Detroit Public Schools Community District and is made possible with support from the Ruth T. T. Cattell Education Endowment Fund. Additional support was provided by the Detroit Public Schools Foundation.

Image: Jordan Williams, Untitled, Photography, grade 12, Renaissance High School, Teacher: Odette Duke

2018 The Science of Grief

In partnership with Science Gallery Lab Detroit and the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Science of Grief is a 14-hour community conversation and performance on grief. This event is free and open to the public.

Opening with Natasha Miller speaking to her personal story of grief. Then continuing with each hour of the event being broken down into seven specific types of grief: Queer grief, Detroit grief, suicide grief, Trans grief, Sibling grief, Parent grief, and Terminal Illness. People are invited to share their personal stories of grief in 15-minute increments. There will be a mixture of professional performers on stage performing through the night. 

This event is not only for those who choose to speak but for anyone who wants to be in community with others who are experiencing grief, for those who want to stand witness to those experiencing grief, or those that hope to offer a listening ear. A group of clergy, therapists, and pastors will be available on site, as well as grief-related non-profits and other resources. 

Audience members do not have to stay the entire 14 hours, but we ask that you remain respectful to the person who has the stage. No hate speech or heckling will be tolerated. 

We are still looking for volunteers and participants as well as non-profit partners who are working in the same vein. If you're interested in participating or volunteering for this event please fill out the corresponding google form below:

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Drawing in the Galleries

Create a pencil drawing to take home while taking a closer look at the collection. No experience necessary. All supplies provided. For ages 6 - Adult (children ages 12 and younger should be accompanied by an adult).

Location: Modern & Contemporary (2nd Floor)

Drawing in the Galleries

Create a pencil drawing to take home while taking a closer look at the collection. No experience needed. All supplies provided. For ages 6 - Adult (children ages 12 and younger should be accompanied by an adult).

Location: American galleries (2nd Floor)

Drawing in the Galleries

Create a pencil drawing to take home while taking a closer look at the collection. No experience necessary. All supplies provided. For ages 6 - Adult (children ages 12 and younger should be accompanied by an adult).

Location: Islamic World (1st Floor)

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