Opening Week! Ofrendas: Celebrating el Dia de Muertos

For the eighth year, the Detroit Institute of Arts, in collaboration with the Mexican Consulate of Detroit, will display ofrenda altars, or offerings, created by local artists from Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 — Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 in celebration of Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead), which honors the life and memory of lost loved ones. The exhibition is included with general museum admission, which should be reserved in advance. Share a photo on social media of someone you’d like to honor to possibly be shared in a slideshow in the exhibition with #DIAOfrendas2020. Learn more >
Conservator's Corner | Art Access Online

In the first episode of a new video series, “Conservator’s Corner,” Chris Foster, the DIA’s conservator of art on paper and photographs, gives a glimpse of the museum’s paper conservation lab and the work that is done to examine and treat works on paper and photographs in the DIA’s collection. Watch now >
Wimee's Words Live - DIA Special | Free Family Fun

The Detroit Institute of Arts is proud to present an engaging live online series for kids – Wimee’s Words. Wimee is a fun lovable robot that inspires kids to learn through creativity. Each special DIA episode will feature interactive songs, wordplay and more inspired by exhibitions and works at the DIA. Learn more >
Creative Conversations: DIA Teen Council | School Field Trip from Home

'Creative Conversations' is a new initiative led by the DIA Teen Arts Council, where a member interviews teen artists about their work. Watch as Teen Arts Council member Skylar Speedwell leads a conversation with visual artist Simon Radhakrishnan and mixed media artist Grey Stone. Watch now >
Space Dogs | 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 Space Dogs, an avant-garde documentary about Laika, a Moscow street dog chosen to be the first living being launched into space. This film is intended for adult audiences only. Learn more >
Fine Art Face Masks | Shop DIA!

In response to the demand for reusable face coverings, the DIA Shop has created comfortable, high-quality, art-inspired masks featuring artwork from the DIA's collection plus works from around the world. Whether stocking up for yourself or sending a care package to loved ones, Fine Art Face Masks are a great way to show off one's love of art. Shop now >
TATM presents Let Me Tell You a Story | For Seniors

Making meaning of the world around us is a basic human behavior and most cultures throughout time have used art to teach essential beliefs and understandings. In this week’s TATM program, hosts Cindy Patrick, Jim O’Malley, and Ray Henney explore the many ways visual artists use stories as the source of inspiration for their work. Learn more >
Dutch and Flemish Prints and Drawings from 1550 to 1700
on view through November 29, 2020
Guests of Honor: Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dalí
on view through January 3, 2021
Guests of Honor from the Musée du Louvre
on view through January 10, 2021
Welcome Back!
The DIA is open Wednesday-Sunday; timed entry tickets are required. Please click here for protocols and recommendations to make your visit safe and convenient. 
DIA Every Day | See the Collection Online

Most of the DIA's massive, 60,000+ piece collection is available online to browse and learn from wherever you are. Many of these works also have interpretive information right on the page, as well as other details, and images from different angles and perspectives than you'd see in person. Current and past exhibitions are also available online. Browse Art now >
General museum admission is temporarily free to all visitors. Visit our reopening page for info and tickets >

The DIA is always free for all residents of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties as well as DIA members.

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Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday & Tuesday: Closed

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