DIA Events Calendar 2018

DIA Events Calendar 2018 – Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) calendar featuring special events, exhibits and programs. 2018 DIA events calendar. Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) programs are free with museum admission unless otherwise noted.

Below are the highlights of the DIA Events Calendar 2018 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 September 2018

General Guided Tours: Tuesdays–Thursdays, 1 p.m.; Fridays, 1 & 6 p.m.
Enjoy a guided tour of select galleries for an overview of the collection.

General and Family Guided Tours: Saturdays & Sundays, 1 & 3 p.m.
Enjoy a guided tour of select galleries or a family and kid-friendly tours.

Thursdays at the Museum, 1 p.m.
Special programs, including light refreshments, for adults 55+, featuring tours, talks, movies and artmaking. The DIA offers free transportation for groups of 25 or more from Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. To book a visit, call 313-833-1292. Support for Thursdays at the Museum is provided by the tri-county millage.

Detroit City Chess Club: Fridays, 4–8 p.m.
The club’s mission is to teach area students the game and life lessons. Members have won state, regional and national competitions. People wanting to learn to play chess should show up between 4 and 6 p.m. There will be no teaching between 6 and 8 p.m., but visitors can play chess.

Drawing in the Galleries (for all ages): Fridays, 6–9 p.m.; Saturdays & Sundays, Noon–4 p.m.

Drop-In Artmaking (for all ages):
Fridays 6–9 p.m.; Saturdays, Noon–6 p.m.; Sundays, Noon–4 p.m.

Thursday, September 20
Thursdays at the Museum: Artmaking 1 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, September 22 and 23
Detroit Film Theatre: Animation Club: Kid Flicks Two – The Best of the 2018 New York International Children’s Film Festival 2 p.m.
Enjoy audience favorites and award-winners from the 2018 New York International Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF), the largest film festival for kids and teens in North America. Each year, NYICFF scours the globe for the best new films from around the world. In the Grand Prize award-winner “Game” (USA), AJ has the drive to excel but must push through obstacles to get there.

Sunday, September 30
Artist Talk: Fabricating and Puppeteering Yoda with Wendy Froud 1 p.m.
Wendy Froud is a Detroit-born doll artist, sculptor and puppet maker who was part of the original team that brought Yoda, the fabled master Jedi of the Star Wars universe, to life. Froud will give insight into the techniques used to create and manipulate Yoda and demonstrate the process of sculpting and fabricating a prototype puppet as well as talk about her experiences while filming “The Empire Strikes Back.” She will also discuss her current work sculpting dolls and figures and returning to the world of “The Dark Crystal” (1982) for Netflix’s upcoming original series “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.”

DIA Events Calendar October 2018

General Guided Tours: Tuesdays–Thursdays, 1 p.m.; Fridays, 1 & 6 p.m.
Enjoy a guided tour of select galleries for an overview of the collection.

General and Family Guided Tours: Saturdays & Sundays, 1 & 3 p.m.
Enjoy a guided tour of select galleries or a family and kid-friendly tour.

Thursdays at the Museum, 1 p.m.
Special programs, including light refreshments, for adults 55+, featuring tours, talks, movies and artmaking. The DIA offers free transportation for groups of 25 or more from Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. To book a visit, call 313-833-1292. Support for Thursdays at the Museum is provided by the tri-county millage.

Detroit City Chess Club: Fridays, 4–8 p.m.
The club’s mission is to teach area students the game and life lessons. Members have won state, regional and national competitions. People wanting to learn to play chess should show up between 4 and 6 p.m. There will be no teaching between 6 and 8 p.m., but visitors can play chess.

Drawing in the Galleries (for all ages): Fridays, 6–9 p.m.; Saturdays & Sundays, Noon–4 p.m.

Drop-In Artmaking (for all ages):
Fridays 6–9 p.m.; Saturdays, Noon–6 p.m.; Sundays, Noon–4 p.m.

Thursday, October 4
Thursdays at the Museum: Tour: Highlights of the Permanent Collection 1 p.m.

Friday, October 5
Friday Night Live! Tonda Puppet Troupe 7 p.m.

Saturday, October 6
Tonda Puppet Troupe 2 p.m.

Thursday, October 11
Thursdays at the Museum: Art Talk with Alan Darr, DIA curator of European Decorative Arts 1 p.m.

Friday, October 12
Friday Night Live! Detroit Mariachi Traditions 7 p.m.

Saturday, October 13
Symposium: Impact of Art Museum Programs on Students Research Initiative 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre Animation Club: “Coco” 2 p.m.

Sunday, October 14
Detroit Film Theatre Animation Club: “Coco” 2 p.m.

Thursday, October 18
Presentation: International Interpretative Approaches to Islamic Art Exhibition 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 20
Artist Demonstration: Magnified Portraits Noon–4 p.m.
Performance: Sphinx Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra 1 p.m.

Sunday, October 21
Artist Demonstration: Magnified Portraits Noon–4 p.m.

Thursday, October 25
Lecture: Photographer Matthew Brandt 7 p.m.

Friday, October 26
Friday Night Live! Ensemble Variances: Walking in Beauty 7 and 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 27
Family Program: Aztek Traditions 1–3 p.m.
Friends of Art and Flowers Eighth Annual Betsy Campbell Lecture: Bill Thomas 2 p.m.

Sunday, October 28
Aztek Traditions 1–3 p.m.

IN THE COMMUNITY

Drop-in Artmaking

Offsite Drop-In Art-Making activities are offered at numerous art fairs and festivals throughout Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties. Art projects rotate throughout the year, focusing on current exhibitions, creative work from different cultures, various techniques, and concepts of identity.

Saturday, October 6

Drop-in Artmaking: Coat of Arms, 2nd Annual Highland Fall Festival, John Street Field, N. John St., Highland
10 a.m.–5 p.m.

DIA Events Calendar November 2018

General and Family Guided Tours: Saturdays & Sundays, 1 & 3 p.m.
Enjoy a guided tour of select galleries or a family and kid-friendly tour.

Thursdays at the Museum, 1 p.m.
Special programs, including light refreshments, for adults 55+, featuring tours, talks, movies and artmaking. The DIA offers free transportation for groups of 25 or more from Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. To book a visit, call 313-833-1292. Support for Thursdays at the Museum is provided by the tri-county millage.

Detroit City Chess Club: Fridays, 4–8 p.m.
The club’s mission is to teach area students the game and life lessons. Members have won state, regional and national competitions. People wanting to learn to play chess should show up between 4 and 6 p.m. There will be no teaching between 6 and 8 p.m., but visitors can play chess.

Drawing in the Galleries (for all ages): Fridays, 6–9 p.m.; Saturdays & Sundays, Noon–4 p.m.

Drop-In Artmaking (for all ages):
Fridays 6–9 p.m.; Saturdays, Noon–6 p.m.; Sundays, Noon–4 p.m.

Saturday, November 3
2018 Annual Fundraising Gala: Arts of Asia 7–11 p.m.

Sunday, November 4
New Asian Art Galleries Open
A Conversation with Artist Neha Vedpathak, 1 p.m.
Concert: Asian Sound Revolution, 3 p.m.

Thursday, November 8
Thursdays at the Museum: Art Talk with Clare Rogan, DIA curator of prints and drawings 1 p.m.

Friday, November 9
Friday Night Live! The Argus Quartet 7 and 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 10
Puppet Performance: Yung Shing Le Shadow Puppet Troupe 2 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: “Memoir of War” (La Douleur) 7 p.m.

Sunday, November 11

Detroit Film Theatre: “Memoir of War” (La Douleur) 7 p.m.

Friday, November 16
Detroit Film Theatre: “Monrovia, Indiana” 7 p.m.
Friday Night Live! Grand Band 7 and 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 17
Artist Demonstration: Black Ash Basket Weaving Noon–4 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: “Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda” 4 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: “Monrovia, Indiana” 7 p.m.

Sunday, November 18
Artist Demonstration: Black Ash Basket Weaving Noon–4 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: “Monrovia, Indiana” 2 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: “Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda” 4:45 p.m.

Friday, November 23
Detroit Institute of Awesome: Thanksgiving Break 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Puppet Performance: The Joshua Show 2 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: “The Mystery of Picasso” 7 p.m.
Friday Night Live! John Pizzarelli Trio 7 and 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 24
Workshop: Collecting and Caring for Photographs 1 p.m.
Puppet Performance: The Joshua Show 2 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: “The Mystery of Picasso” 4:30 and 7 p.m.

Sunday, November 25
Puppet Performance: The Joshua Show 2 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: “The Mystery of Picasso” 2 and 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 29
Special Event: A Celebration of Italian Art & Cuisine 6-9 p.m.

Friday, November 30
Friday Night Live! and Detroit Film Theatre: “Paddle to the Sea” 8 p.m.

Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) Hours and Admission
9a–4p Tuesdays–Thursdays, 9a–10p Fridays, 10a–5p Saturdays and Sundays. General admission (excludes ticketed exhibitions) is free for Wayne, Oakland and Macomb 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 60,000 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.

This DIA Events Calendar 2018 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 2018 events and info, please visit www.dia.org.