Letter from the Director, July 2021

July 10 marks one year since we re-opened the museum with Covid-19 restrictions. With the exception of one week in April, the DIA has been continuously serving our visitors since then. During this time of difficulty, we have become more than a museum; certainly a place where anyone could rejoice in a meaningful artwork, but also a space that afforded a moment of calmness and a time for healing as we endured loss and uncertainty. Continue reading >
2021 Inside|Out Communities | Community Partnership

The 2021 installation of the DIA’s popular Inside|Out program in communities across Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties is almost complete! The high quality reproductions of masterpieces in the museum’s collection will be on view in local communities until the fall. Maps of the locations are available on our website >
Art Bytes: Jacob Lawrence | Art Access Online

Art Bytes is a series of short videos from DIA gallery teachers. In this week’s video, DIA gallery teacher Willie Moultrie gives viewers insight on the The John Brown Series by Jacob Lawrence. Learn more >
Core Democratic Values: Learning Resource | School Field Trip from Home

Students will explore the ways in which ideals promoted by the founding generation connect to the present, using Core Democratic Values (CDV) and the learning materials prepared in connection with our Houdon Guest of Honor artworks. Learn more >
Lourdes | DFT @ Home

DFT @ Home is a virtual screening room that presents Detroit Film Theatre selections at your convenience and helps benefit the DFT. New this week is Lourdes, a unique, quietly powerful, and generous-spirited documentary, set in the namesake mountain village in the Southwest foothills of the Pyrenees. Learn more >
Happy Birthday, Frida Kahlo! | Shop DIA

The Mexican painter, known for her self portraits, was born on today’s date in 1907. The DIA Shop is home to many accessories, home goods, and gifts featuring Kahlo’s works or inspired by her unique style. Shop now >
TATM: Virtual Tour | For Seniors

Visit the world of German Expressionist Painting at the DIA in this week’s virtual Thursdays at the Museum program. These works were created by artists throughout Germany in the early 20th century and focused on mankind's spiritual connection with the world. Learn more >
In accordance with state guidelines, visitors are will no longer be required to wear masks. Unvaccinated guests are encouraged to wear a mask during their visit. 
Robert Blackburn & Modern American Printmaking
on view through September 5, 2021
Experience & Expression
on view through October 3, 2021
Detroit Style: Car Design in the Motor City from 1950–2020
on view through January 9, 2022
Member Mornings
Wednesday mornings (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.) at the museum are now Member Mornings. DIA members will have the museum to themselves, including access to special exhibitions. Capacity limits and COVID protocols are in place to ensure safety. 
Welcome Back!
The DIA is open Wednesday-Sunday; advance timed reservations are required for everyone, including members and residents of Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties. Click to learn how to make your visit safe and convenient. 
Adults $14 | Seniors $9 | Ages 6-17 $6
College students $8 | Free for 5 and under

The DIA is always free for all residents of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties as well as DIA members.
Wednesday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday & Tuesday: Closed

Box Office 313.833.4005
Museum Shop 313.833.7944
General 313.833.7900

Images: Chrysler Corporation. Plymouth Barracuda, 1970. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. | "First Annual Detroit Blues Festival, Detroit," 1977, Russ Marshall, American; dye-based inkjet print. | "River Crossing," 2011, Rashid Johnson, American; mirrored tile, black soap, wax. Detroit Institute of Arts. | "Log Jam, Penobscot Bay," 1940-1941, Marsden Hartley, Gift of Robert H. Tannahill.