DIA Events Calendar 2020

DIA Events Calendar 2020 – Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) calendar featuring special events, exhibits and programs for 2020 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 2020 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 FEBRUARY 2020

Exhibitions
Guests of Honor: Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dalí on view February 8 through September 27, 2020
“From Bruegel to Rembrandt: Dutch and Flemish Prints and Drawings from 1550 to 1700” on view February 15 through July 26, 2020
“Kermit the Frog” on view through March, 2020
“Detroit Collects: Selections of African American Art from Private Collections” on view through March 15, 2020
Guests of Honor from the Musée du Louvre: “Jean-Antoine Houdon’s Portraits of Americans in the Age of Enlightenment” on view through May 3, 2020
“Michigan’s Great Lakes: Photographs by Jeff Gaydash” on view through May 3, 2020
“Bruegel’s The Wedding Dance Revealed” on view through August 30, 2020

Ongoing
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.

Gallery Adventures: Saturdays & Sundays, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
These family-friendly pop-up tours by DIA docents provide activities for children and the whole family. They take place in the French galleries on Saturdays and the Native American galleries on Sundays.

Gallery Games: Saturdays & Sundays, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Families of all ages can enjoy free, take-away, kid-tested and approved games at the cart in Prentis Court next to Artie the Donkey.

Thursdays at the Museum: 1 p.m.
Special programs, including light refreshments, for adults 55+, including tours, talks, art-making, films and more.

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 arrive between 4 and 6 p.m.; open play (no teaching) is between 6 and 8 p.m.

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

Drop-In Art-making (for all ages): Regular Hours: Fridays, 6–9 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, Noon–4 p.m.

FEBRUARY 2020 EVENTS

Saturday, February 1
Detroit Institute of Awesome! Storytelling: La’Ron Williams 2 p.m.

Sunday, February 2
Detroit Institute of Awesome! Storytelling: La’Ron Williams 2 p.m.

Thursday, February 6
Thursdays at the Museum: Pop-up Tours of Detroit Collects 1 p.m.

Friday, February 7
Spoken Word: The Art of Poetry 6:15, 7:15 & 8:30 p.m.
Friday Night Live! Sphinx Organization: Diversity in New Music 7 & 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 8
Detroit Institute of Awesome! Artist Demonstration: Stitch Collages with Najma Ma’at Wilson Noon–4 p.m.

Sunday, February 9
Detroit Institute of Awesome! Artist Demonstration: Stitch Collages with Najma Ma’at Wilson Noon–4 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: Gone to the Village: Royal Funerary Rites for Asantehemaa Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II 2 p.m.

Thursday, February 13
Thursdays at the Museum: Artist Demonstration: Decorative Fiber Art with April Shipp 1 p.m.

Friday, February 14
Hearts for Art All day
Theatrical Readings: A Portrait of Toni Morrison & James Baldwin by The Oliver Pookrum Theater Project 7 p.m.
Friday Night Live! Dom Flemons 7 & 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 15
Hearts for Art All day
Detroit Institute of Awesome! Puppet Performance: String Theory Theater 2 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: CatVideoFest 2020 2, 4:30 & 7 p.m.

Sunday, February 16
Detroit Film Theatre: CatVideoFest 2020 1, 3:30 & 6 p.m.
Detroit Institute of Awesome! Puppet Performance: String Theory Theater 2 p.m.

Thursday, February 20
Thursdays at the Museum: Art Making: Mosaics 1 p.m.

Friday, February 21
Artist Panel: Artists and Mentorships: The Perfect Imperfect Picture 6 p.m.
Friday Night Live! Monica Blaire 7 p.m.

Saturday, February 22
Detroit Institute of Awesome! Jeghetto’s Workshop 2 p.m.

Sunday, February 23
Detroit Institute of Awesome! Jeghetto’s Workshop 2 p.m.
28th Annual Alain Locke Awards 2 p.m.

Thursday, February 27
Thursdays at the Museum: Film: Bless Their Little Hearts 1 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: My Brother’s Wedding 7 p.m.

Friday, February 28
Spoken Word: The Art of Poetry 6:15, 7:15 & 8:30 p.m.
Author Talk: Yaa Gyasi 7 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.

DIA Events Calendar March 2020

Exhibitions
“Kermit the Frog” on view through March 2020
“Detroit Collects: Selections of African American Art from Private Collections” on view through March 15, 2020
Guests of Honor from the Musée du Louvre: “Jean-Antoine Houdon’s Portraits of Americans in the Age of Enlightenment” on view through May 3, 2020
“Michigan’s Great Lakes: Photographs by Jeff Gaydash” on view through May 3, 2020
“From Bruegel to Rembrandt: Dutch and Flemish Prints and Drawings from 1550 to 1700” on view through July 26, 2020
“Bruegel’s The Wedding Dance Revealed” on view through August 30, 2020
Guests of Honor: Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dalí on view through September 27, 2020

Ongoing
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.

Gallery Adventures: Saturdays & Sundays, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
These family-friendly pop-up tours by DIA docents provide activities for children and the whole family. They take place in the French galleries on Saturdays and the Native American galleries on Sundays.

Gallery Games: Saturdays & Sundays, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Families of all ages can enjoy free, take-away, kid-tested and approved games at the cart in Prentis Court next to Artie the Donkey.

Thursdays at the Museum: 1 p.m.
Special programs, including light refreshments, for adults 55+, including tours, talks, art-making, films and more.

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 arrive between 4 and 6 p.m.; open play (no teaching) is between 6 and 8 p.m.

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

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

March 2020 EVENTS

Sunday, March 1
Japanese Girls’ Day (Hinamatsuri) 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
DFT Family: The Tale of Princess Kaguya Noon & 2:45 p.m.

Thursday, March 5
Thursdays at the Museum: Tour: Highlights of the Permanent Collection 1 p.m.

Friday, March 6
Friday Night Live! Detroit Youth Choir 7 & 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 7
Detroit Film Theatre: Salvador Dalí on Screen: Spellbound 2 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: The Traitor 4:30 & 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 8
Detroit Film Theatre: Salvador Dalí on Screen: Spellbound 2 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: The Traitor 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 12
Thursdays at the Museum: Storytelling: Great Lakes Shipwrecks 1 p.m.
Special Event: Bruegel and the Brewer’s Art 6:30 p.m.

Friday, March 13
Detroit Film Theatre: What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael 7 p.m.
Friday Night Live! Ellen Rowe Octet 7 & 8:30 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: The Traitor 9:15 p.m.

Saturday, March 14
DFT Family: The Muppet Movie 2 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael 4:30 & 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 15
DFT Family: The Muppet Movie 2 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael 2 & 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 19
Thursdays at the Museum: Art-Making: Accordion Books 1 p.m.

Friday, March 20
Detroit Film Theatre: Mr. Klein 7 p.m.
Friday Night Live! Detroit Bureau of Sound Koyaanasqatsi 7 & 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 21
Detroit Film Theatre: Mr. Klein 4 & 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 22
Detroit Film Theatre: Mr. Klein 2 & 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 26
Thursdays at the Museum: Film: Strangers on a Train 1 p.m.

Friday, March 27
Special Event: The Soldier’s Tale with Great Lakes Chamber Winds and Strings 7 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: The Whistlers 4 p.m.

Saturday, March 28
Puppet Performance: Puppetkabob’s Dirty Gerts 2 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: The Whistlers 4 & 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 29
Puppet Performance: Puppet Kabob’s Dirty Gerts 2 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: The Whistlers 2 & 4:30 p.m.

DIA Events Calendar APRIL 2020

Exhibitions
Guests of Honor from the Musée du Louvre: “Jean-Antoine Houdon’s Portraits of Americans in the Age of Enlightenment” on view through May 3, 2020
“Michigan’s Great Lakes: Photographs by Jeff Gaydash” on view through May 3, 2020
“From Bruegel to Rembrandt: Dutch and Flemish Prints and Drawings from 1550 to 1700” on view through July 26, 2020
“Bruegel’s The Wedding Dance Revealed” on view through August 30, 2020
Guests of Honor: Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dalí on view through September 27, 2020

Ongoing
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.

Gallery Adventures: Saturdays & Sundays, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
These family-friendly pop-up tours by DIA docents provide activities for children and the whole family. They take place in the French galleries on Saturdays and the Native American galleries on Sundays.

Gallery Games: Saturdays & Sundays, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Families of all ages can enjoy free, take-away, kid-tested and approved games at the cart in Prentis Court next to Artie the Donkey.

Thursdays at the Museum: 1 p.m.
Special programs, including light refreshments, for adults 55+, including tours, talks, art-making, films and more.

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 arrive between 4 and 6 p.m.; open play (no teaching) is between 6 and 8 p.m.

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

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

APRIL 2020 EVENTS

Wednesday, April 1
Detroit Film Theatre: Italian Film Festival 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 2
Thursdays at the Museum: Tour: DIA Masters Old and New 1 p.m.

Friday, April 3
Detroit Film Theatre: Italian Film Festival 7 p.m.
Friday Night Live! Andre Mehmari Trio 7 & 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 4
Detroit Institute of Awesome! Artist Demonstration: Kayla Powers Noon­–4 p.m.
DFT Family: Animated Films by Lotte Reiniger 2 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: Italian Film Festival 5 & 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 5
Detroit Institute of Awesome! Artist Demonstration: Kayla Powers Noon­–4 p.m.
DFT Family: Animated Films by Lotte Reiniger 2 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: Italian Film Festival 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 9
Thursdays at the Museum: Artist Demonstration: Center of Attention: Floral Design Demonstration with Blossoms Detroit 1 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: Inside the Music: Carmine Street Guitars 7 p.m.

Friday, April 10
Detroit Film Theatre: Kind Hearts and Coronets 7 p.m.
Friday Night Live! Bowling Green State University Early Music Ensemble: Rediscovering Europe’s Black Musical Past 7 & 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 11
Detroit Film Theatre: Kind Hearts and Coronets 2, 4:30 & 7 p.m.

Sunday, April 12
Detroit Film Theatre: Kind Hearts and Coronets 3 p.m.

Thursday, April 16
Thursdays at the Museum: Art Making: Instant Film and Picture Frames 1 p.m.

Friday, April 17
Light Sensitive: A Discussion about the Responsibilities of Image-Making, 6 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: The Wild Goose Lake 7 p.m.
Friday Night Live! Musica Nuda 7 & 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 18
MOTOR OM Yoga 10:30 a.m.
Detroit Institute of Awesome! Gems: The World’s Wisdom Story 2 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: The Wild Goose Lake 4 & 7 p.m.

Sunday, April 19
Detroit Institute of Awesome! Gems: The World’s Wisdom Story 2 p.m.
Giraffes on Horseback Salad 4 p.m.

Thursday, April 23
Thursdays at the Museum: Film: 42nd Street 1 p.m.

Friday, April 24
Friday Night Live! Mr. B’s Blues and Boogie Piano Celebration 7 & 8:30 p.m.

Monday, April 27
Lecture: Friends of Art & Flowers 21st Annual Elizabeth Sites Kuhlman Lecture 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, April 30
Thursdays at the Museum: Tour: Highlights of the Permanent Collection 1 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.

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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 2020 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 2020 events and info, please visit www.dia.org.

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