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 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.

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.

DIA Events Calendar December 2018

Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county residents get free general admission.

Special Holiday Hours:
Tuesday, Dec. 25 Closed
Wednesday, Dec. 26 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 27 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 28 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 29 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 30 10 a.m.–7 p.m.

IN THE MUSEUM

Exhibitions

“Lost & Found: Photographs from the DIA’s Collection” through March 3, 2019
“Ruben and Isabel Toledo: Labor of Love” opens Dec. 16

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.

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–4 p.m.; Sundays, Noon–4 p.m.

Special holiday drop-ins:
Fridays, Dec. 21 and 28, Noon–9 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, Dec. 26, 27 and 29, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 30, 11 a.m.–4 pm.

Saturday, December 1
46th Annual Noel Night 11 a.m.­–5 p.m., Cultural Center; 5–11 p.m., Midtown District
Noel Night is a Cultural Center-wide holiday open house that presents free activities including: horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday shopping, family craft activities and performances by over 200 area music, theatre, and dance groups, and other special performances. Free and open to the public. Noel Night is produced by Midtown Detroit, Inc., a nonprofit community development organization that supports economic growth in Detroit’s Midtown district. Call 313-420-6000 for additional information.
Detroit Film Theatre: Third Coast Percussion: “Paddle to the Sea” 2 p.m.

Sunday, December 2
Talk: Charles Lang Freer and His Adventures in Chinese Art Collecting 2 p.m.

Thursday, December 6
Thursdays at the Museum: Highlights of the Permanent Collection Tour 1 p.m.

Friday, December 7
Friday Night Live!: Dark Horse Consort 7 & 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 8
Stories and Dances of the Ho-Chuck Nation 2 p.m.

Sunday, December 9
Stories and Dances of the Ho-Chuck Nation 2 p.m.

Thursday, December 13
Thursdays at the Museum: Art Talk: New Asian Galleries with Katherine Kasdorf, DIA assistant curator, Arts of Asia & the Islamic World 1 p.m.

Friday, December 14
Friday Night Live! Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait 7 p.m.

Saturday, December 15
Detroit Film Theatre: “No Date, No Signature” 7 and 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 16
Detroit Film Theatre: “No Date, No Signature” 2 and 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 20
Thursdays at the Museum: Artmaking: Luminaries

Friday, December 21
Detroit Film Theatre: Ingmar Berman at 100 Double Feature: “Wild Strawberries” and “The Virgin Spring” 7 p.m.
Friday Night Live! Balance 7 & 8:30 pm

Saturday, December 22
Family Program: Shake Shake Shake: Make Your Own Shaker Egg Noon-4 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: Ingmar Berman at 100: “The Magic Flute” 3 and 7 p.m.

Sunday, December 23
Family Program: Shake Shake Shake: Make Your Own Shaker Egg Noon-4 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: Bergman at 100: “Fanny and Alexander” 2 p.m.

Wednesday, December 26
Detroit Film Theatre: Tea Time Theatre: “My Neighbor Totoro” 2 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: “Cielo” 4:30 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: British Arrows 7 p.m.

Thursday, December 27
Detroit Film Theatre: Tea Time Theatre: “Ernest and Celestine” 2 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: “Cielo” 4:30 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: British Arrows 7 p.m.

Friday, December 28
Detroit Film Theatre: Tea Time Theatre: “The Princess and the Frog” 2 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: “Cielo” 4:30 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: British Arrows 7 p.m.
Friday Night Live! Dinah Washington tribute featuring Joan Belgrave 7 & 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 29
Puppet Performance: The Rainbow Bridge and Other Stories 2 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 30
Puppet Performance: The Rainbow Bridge and Other Stories 2 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: Bergman at 100: “Fanny and Alexander” 2 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: “Cielo” 4:30 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: British Arrows 7 p.m.

IN THE COMMUNITY

DIA Away
DIA Away is a fully furnished, vibrantly designed, 53′ double-expandable trailer. Inside, families and visitors of all ages will discover some of the ways artists think, 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.

December 1, 2, 8 and 9
DIA Away: Holly Dickens Festival, 199-167 Martha St, Holly, MI 48442
Dec. 1 and 8, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Dec. 2 and 9, Noon–5 p.m.

December 14
DIA Away: Belle Isle Holiday Stroll, Belle Isle Aquarium, 3 Inselruhe Ave., Detroit
4–8 p.m.

DIA Events Calendar January 2019

Exhibitions
“Lost & Found: Photographs from the DIA’s Collection” on view through March 3, 2019
“Ruben and Isabel Toledo: Labor of Love” on view through July 7, 2019
“Extraordinary Eye, Extraordinary Gift: The Legacy of Margaret Herz Demant” opens Jan. 27

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+, including tours, talks, art-making and films.

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

Thursday, January 3
Thursdays at the Museum: Tour: Highlights of the Permanent Collection 1 p.m.

Friday, January 4
Detroit Film Theatre: “Shoplifters” 7 p.m.

Saturday, January 5
Detroit Film Theatre: “Shoplifters” 4 and 7 p.m.

Sunday, January 6
Detroit Film Theatre: “Shoplifters” 2 and 5 p.m.

Thursday, January 10
Thursdays at the Museum: Art Talk with DIA Curator Nancy Barr: “Lost and Found: Photographs from the DIA’s Collection” 1 p.m.

Friday, January 11
Detroit Film Theatre: “Shoplifters” 7 p.m.
Friday Night Live!: Miniature Masterpieces 7 and 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 12
Detroit Film Theatre: “Shoplifters” 4:30 and 7 p.m.

Sunday, January 13
Detroit Film Theatre: “Shoplifters” 4:30 p.m.

Monday, January 14
IA Plaza/Midtown Cultural Connections Student Design Summit: Showcase 5:45–8:15 p.m.

Thursday, January 17
Thursdays at the Museum: Art Making: Accordion Books 1 p.m.

Friday, January 18
Friday Night Live!: Andre Mehmari Trio, 7 and 8:30 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: “The Great Buster” 7 p.m.

Saturday, January 19
Detroit Film Theatre: Buster Keaton films “Sherlock Jr. and” Seven Chances” with live piano 4 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: “The Great Buster” 7 and 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, January 20
Detroit Film Theatre: “The Great Buster” 2 p.m.

Monday, January 21
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Activities
Family Gallery Adventures 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Enjoy pop-up tours, games and other activities for families in the African American art galleries.
Drop-in Artmaking: Pamphlet Stitch Books 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Create a pamphlet stitch notebook to donate to a local school, and make one for yourself.
Family Activities: Gallery Game Cart in Prentis Court 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Enjoy games to play in the galleries appropriate for ages 3 to 12, with a few tailored for 3 to 5-year-olds.
Detroit Film Theatre: “King: A Filmed Record” 1 p.m.
Constructed from a wealth of archival footage, this Oscar®-nominated documentary follows Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from 1955 to 1968, in his rise from regional activist to world-renowned leader of the Civil Rights movement. Rare footage of King’s speeches, protests and arrests are interspersed with scenes of high-profile supporters and opponents of the cause. Restored to full-length by the Library of Congress, the complete version is a national treasure that gives viewers an appreciation of the personal challenges King endured and the cultural legacy he left behind.

Wednesday, January 23
DIA Plaza/Midtown Cultural Connections Design Competition Finalists Presentations 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Thursday, January 24
Thursdays at the Museum: Movie: “The 39 Steps” 1 p.m.

Friday, January 25
Friday Night Live!: Keyon Harrold 7 and 8:30 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: “The Guilty” 7 p.m.

Saturday, January 26
Detroit Film Theatre: “The Guilty” 4 and 7 p.m.

Sunday, January 27
Detroit Film Theatre: “The Guilty” 2 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: “The Great Buster” 4:30 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.