DIA Events Calendar 2022

DIA Events Calendar 2022 – Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) calendar featuring special events, exhibits and programs for 2022 at the DIA and throughout the community.

Institute of Arts (DIA) programs are free with museum admission unless otherwise noted.

Below are the highlights of the DIA Events Calendar 2022 calendar featuring special events, exhibits and programs.

For more DIA Events Calendar information, call 313-833-7900 or visit Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) website www.dia.org.

DIA Events Calendar January 2022


The 13th Annual Community Group Art Exhibition closes January 2, 2022
“Detroit Style: Car Design in the Motor City, 1950–2020” closes January 9, 2022
“Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite” closes January 16, 2022
“The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion” through April 17
“Shirley Woodson: Shield of the Nile Reflections” through June 12

Thursdays at the Museum Online: 1 p.m.
Join the Detroit Institute of Arts every Thursday at 1 p.m. for FREE online programs for adults 55 and over. Experience something fun every week, including virtual tours of the collection and artists’ studios, art talks, art-making and films. Thursdays at the Museum is made possible by your tri-county millage support.

Now booking in-person, self-guided tours for adults 55+. Reservations can be made at www.dia.org/Thursdays for a 2-hour visit. The DIA provides free transportation for groups of 25 or more.

NOTE – To attend screenings and events at the Detroit Film Theatre, visitors are required to show at the door a current photo ID and proof of full vaccination or negative COVID test. Tickets for most shows are $9.50 for general admission and $7.50 for DIA members, seniors and students.

Thursday, January 6
Thursdays “at” the Museum: Studio Visit: Tyanna Buie 1 p.m.
Screen printer Tyanna Buie will demonstrate and discuss their work, which has been exhibited in numerous juried, group and solo exhibitions throughout the country.

Friday, January 7
Detroit Film Theatre: World Of Wong Kar-wai: Days of Being Wild 7 p.m.
The DIA Detroit Film Theatre is highlighting the work of Hong Kong film director, screen writer and producer Wong Kar-wai in the month of January.

Saturday, January 8
Detroit Film Theatre: World Of Wong Kar-wai: Chungking Express 2 p.m.
Tickets are $9.50 for general admission and $7.50 for DIA members, seniors and students.
Detroit Film Theatre: World Of Wong Kar-wai: Happy Together 7 p.m.

Sunday, January 9
Detroit Film Theatre: World Of Wong Kar-wai: In the Mood for Love 2 p.m.

Thursday, January 13
Thursdays “at” the Museum: Virtual Tour: Exceptional Baroque Art of the DIA 1 p.m.

Friday, January 14
Detroit Film Theatre: Luzzu 7 p.m.

Saturday, January 15
Free Family Fun: The Legend of Hei 2 p.m.
Xiao Hei is the cutest feline around but audiences shouldn’t let his good looks fool them, as he’s more than just a cat. When he meets up with a motley band of spirits, Hei finds that he is also a spirit and shapeshifts into a kid. His new friends train and challenge him in the warrior spirit arts, with the pressing goal of saving their beloved forest from developers destroying it in this lushly rendered tale. Evoking Studio Ghibli’s ecological fables, The Legend of Hei is a combination of heart, soul, fantasy and an adventure.
This program is free with registration. Children under 12 who cannot be vaccinated may attend screenings accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult and must wear a mask.
Detroit Film Theatre: Luzzu 7 p.m.

Sunday, January 16
Detroit Film Theatre: Luzzu 2 p.m.

Friday, January 21
Friday Night Live! Michigan Philharmonic: Miniature Masterpieces 7 p.m.
Miniature Masterpieces come in all shapes and sizes and for this performance the Michigan Philharmonic presents mandolinist and composer Brad Phillips and the debut of his composition for Mandolin and Strings (2021). Also included are Alexander Borodin’s In the Steppes of Central Asia (1880), Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto for Mandolin in C Major RV425 (1725), Ruth Crawford Seeger’s Music for Small Orchestra (1926) and Henry Cowell’s Persian Set (1957).

Saturday, January 22
Free Family Fun: Puppet Performance: Dirty Gerts 2 p.m.
This paper pop-up extravaganza features a blend of historical fiction, 60s pop culture and colorful confetti as middle-schooler Carol Lee Bell discovers the best way to fit in is not to fit in at all.

Thursday, January 27
Thursdays “at” the Museum: Concert: Chamber Orchestra: By Her Hand 1 p.m.

Friday, January 28
Friday Night Live! Ellen Rowe: Momentum–Portraits of Women in Music 7 p.m.
With Momentum – Portraits of Women in Music, Ellen Rowe has assembled a program of original music rendered by eight amazing women jazz musicians and written for women—specifically to honor those female trailblazers in various fields that have inspired her, including jazz, politics, social justice, environmental advocacy, and sports.

Museum Hours and Admission
9a-4p Tuesdays–Thursdays, 9a-9p Fridays, 10a–5p Saturdays and Sundays. General admission (excludes ticketed exhibitions) is free for Macomb, Oakland and Wayne county residents and DIA members. For all others, $14 for adults, $9 for seniors ages 62+, $8 for college students, $6 for ages 6–17. For membership information, call 313-833-7971.

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), one of the premier art museums in the United States, is home to more than 65,000 works that comprise a multicultural survey of human creativity from ancient times through the 21st century. From the first Van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum (Self-Portrait, 1887), to Diego Rivera’s world-renowned Detroit Industry murals (1932–33), the DIA’s collection is known for its quality, range and depth. The DIA’s mission is to create opportunities for all visitors to find personal meaning in art individually and with each other. Programs are made possible with support from residents of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties.


This DIA Events Calendar 2022 page is intended to be used as a guide. Oakland County Moms does not endorse these events. Oakland County Moms is not responsible for changes to event descriptions, event times or details being altered without notice or cancellations.

Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) programs are made possible with support from the City of Detroit.

For more DIA Events Calendar 2022 events and info, please visit www.dia.org.

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