DIA Events Calendar 2019

DIA Events Calendar 2019 – Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) calendar featuring special events, exhibits and programs for 2019 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 2019 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.

Exhibitions
Guest of Honor: “Souvenir II” by Kerry James Marshall on view through September 8
“Out of the Crate: New Gifts and Purchases” on view through September 15
“Play Ball! Transforming the Game, 1876–2019” on view through September 15
“Humble and Human: Impressionist Era Treasures from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Detroit Institute of Arts, an Exhibition in Honor of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.” on view through October 13
“Ofrendas: Celebrating el Dia de Muertos” on view September 28–November 10

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+, 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.

DIA Calendar NOVEMBER 2019

Exhibitions
“Ofrendas: Celebrating el Dia de Muertos” on view through November 10
“Humble and Human: Impressionist Era Treasures from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Detroit Institute of Arts, an Exhibition in Honor of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.” on view through January 5, 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
“Detroit Collects: Selections of African American Art from Private Collections” on view November 12, 2019–March 1, 2020
“Michigan’s Great Lakes: Photographs by Jeff Gaydash” on view November 15, 2019–May 3, 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.
There will be a special Family Guided Tour on Friday, Nov. 29 at 1 p.m.

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 Adventures will be offered on Friday, Nov. 29 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

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.
Gallery Games will be offered on Friday, Nov. 29 from 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

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.

Friday, November 1
Friday Night Live! Warsaw Concerto: 75 Years 7 p.m.
Pianist Joseph Palazzolo celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, featuring the music of Frederic Chopin, Ignaz Paderewski, Camille Saint-Saens, as well as polkas, klezmer and other concert music from the period performed by Palazzolo and violinist Sonia Lee.

Saturday, November 9
Detroit Institute of Arts 2019 Gala 6 p.m.

Sunday, November 10
Ofrenda Artist Talk: Celebrating el Dia de Muertos 2 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: Jay Myself 3, 5 & 6:45 p.m.
This documentary follows photographer Jay Maisel in 2015 when he moves out of Tickets: $9.50 for general admission and $7.50 for members, seniors and students.

Thursday, November 14
Thursdays at the Museum: Art BINGO! 1 p.m.
Join us for a special event, Art BINGO! Learn about the DIA’s spectacular collection and win prizes.

Friday, November 15
Detroit Film Theatre: Angels are Made of Light 7 p.m.
Tickets: $9.50 for general admission and $7.50 for members, seniors and students.
Friday Night Live! Juxtatonal featuring Nick Zoulek 7 & 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 16
Detroit Institute of Awesome! Artist Demonstration: Encaustic Painting with Karianne Spens-Hanna 12 p.m.
Detroit-based artist Karianne Spens-Hanna demonstrates the encaustic—heated wax—technique, then guides visitors as they try their own encaustic wax pieces.
Lecture: The Last Night: The Art, Armor and Ambition of Maximilian I 2 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: Angels are Made of Light 4 & 7 p.m.
(see Nov. 15 for description)

Sunday, November 17
Detroit Institute of Awesome! Artist Demonstration: Encaustic Painting with Karianne Spens-Hanna 12 p.m.
(see Nov. 16 for description)
Detroit Film Theatre: Piranhas 2 & 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 21
Thursdays at the Museum: Film: The Palm Beach Story 1 p.m.
The story of a bankrupt inventor’s wife who decides that the best way to raise money for her beloved husband’s new project is to divorce him, and marry a Palm Beach millionaire, J.D. Hackensacker III.

Friday, November 22
Detroit Film Theatre: Ága 7 p.m.
In this story about an indigenous couple living in Siberia, the husband embarks on a journey to find their estranged daughter, Ága, after his wife falls ill. In Yakut with English subtitles. (96 min.) Tickets: $9.50 for general admission and $7.50 for members, seniors and students.
Friday Night Live! Marcus Elliot Trio 7 & 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 23
DFT Family: Tia and Piujuq 2 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: Ága 4:30 & 7 p.m.
(see Nov. 22 for description)

Sunday, November 24
DFT Family: Tia and Piujuq 2 p.m.
(see Nov. 23 for description)
Detroit Film Theatre: Ága 4:30 p.m.
(see Nov. 22 for description)

Friday, November 29
Detroit Institute of Awesome! Puppet Performance: National Marionette Theatre presents Pinocchio 2 p.m.
Tickets: $9.50 for general admission and $7.50 for members, seniors and students.
City Lights 4 p.m.
Victims of Sin 7 p.m.
Friday Night Live! Audra Kubat 7 & 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 30
Detroit Institute of Awesome! Puppet Performance: National Marionette Theatre presents Pinocchio 2 p.m.
(see Nov. 29 for description)
Detroit Film Theatre: Il Cinema Ritrovato: Festival of Restored Cinema Masterworks
(see Nov. 29 for description). Tickets: $9.50 for general admission and $7.50 for members, seniors and students.

DIA Events Calendar DECEMBER 2019

DIA HOLIDAY HOURS
Tuesday, Dec. 24 Closed
Wednesday, Dec 25 Closed
Thursday, Dec 26 9a–7p
Friday, Dec 27 9a-10p
Saturday, Dec 28 10a-7p
Sunday, Dec 29 10a-7p
Monday, Dec 30 9a-7p
Tuesday, Dec 31 9a-4p

DIA EVENTS CALENDAR – EXHIBITIONS
11th Annual Community Group Art Exhibition, opening December 6, 2019–January 5, 2019
“Bruegel’s The Wedding Dance Revealed” opening December 14, 2019–August 30, 2020
“Humble and Human: Impressionist Era Treasures from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Detroit Institute of Arts, an Exhibition in Honor of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.” on view through January 5, 2020
“Detroit Collects: Selections of African American Art from Private Collections” on view through March 1, 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

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

General and Family Guided Tours: Saturdays & Sundays, 1 & 3p
Enjoy a guided tour of select galleries or a family and kid-friendly tour.
There will be family tours at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26–Tuesday, Dec. 31

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.
There will be Gallery Adventures at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 26–Tuesday, Dec. 31

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.
There will be Gallery Games at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 26–Tuesday, Dec. 31

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.

DECEMBER EVENTS

Sunday, December 1
Detroit Film Theatre: Il Cinema Ritrovato: Festival of Restored Cinema Masterworks
The Barber Takes a Wife Noon
Tree of Wooden Clogs 2 p.m.
Detroit Institute of Awesome! Puppet Performance: National Marionette Theatre presents Pinocchio 2 p.m.

Thursday, December 5
Thursdays at the Museum: Tour 1 p.m.

Friday, December 6
Friday Night Live! Once Upon a December Eve: The Brazeal Dennard Chorale 7 & 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 7
47th Annual Noel Night 1–7 p.m.
Noel Night is a free holiday open house of fun events 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.

Sunday, December 8
Special Performance: Opera Modo Presents: Holiday Drama! 2 p.m.

Thursday, December 12
Thursdays at the Museum: Special Performance: Opera Modo Presents: Holiday Drama! 1 p.m.

Friday, December 13
Friday Night Live! Arlo McKinley & the Lonesome Sound 7 & 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 14
Detroit Institute of Awesome! Stories and Dances of the Ho-Chuck Nation 2 p.m.
Reg Pettibone, a champion dancer from the Ho-Chunk Nation, and members of his family provide an understanding of true Native American culture through dance, song, narration and a display of artifacts with a strong environmental emphasis.

Sunday, December 15
Detroit Institute of Awesome! Stories and Dances of the Ho-Chuck Nation 2 p.m.

Thursday, December 19
Thursdays at the Museum: Art Making 1 p.m.
Special Event: Bruegel and the Brewer’s Art 7 p.m

Friday, December 20
Detroit Film Theatre: Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project 7 p.m.
Friday Night Live! The Mack Sisters 7 & 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 21
New Monthly Program: MOTOR OM Yoga 10:30 a.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: The Mill and the Cross 2 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project 4:30 & 7 p.m.

Sunday, December 22
Detroit Film Theatre: Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project 2 & 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 26
Detroit Institute of Awesome! DFT Family: Tea Time Theatre Noon–2 p.m.
Howl’s Moving Castle 2 p.m.

Friday, December 27
Detroit Institute of Awesome! DFT Family: Tea Time Theatre Noon–2 p.m.
The Box Trolls 2 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: Chulas Fronteras (Beautiful Borders) 4 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: British Arrows 7 p.m.
Friday Night Live! Brandon Ridenour 7 & 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 28
Detroit Institute of Awesome! DFT Family: Tea Time Theatre Noon–2 p.m.
Eleanor’s Secret 2 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: British Arrows 7 p.m.

Sunday, December 29
Detroit Institute of Awesome! Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre presents A Christmas Carol, Oy! Hanukkah, Merry Kwanzaa 2 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: Chulas Fronteras (Beautiful Borders) 4 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: British Arrows 7 p.m.

Monday, December 30
Detroit Institute of Awesome! Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre presents A Christmas Carol, Oy! Hanukkah, Merry Kwanzaa 2 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: Chulas Fronteras (Beautiful Borders) 4 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: British Arrows 7 p.m.

Tuesday, December 31
DFT Family: New Year’s Matinee: Looney Tunes Classics 2 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 2019 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 2019 events and info, please visit www.dia.org.

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