Exhibition Opening | Robert Blackburn & Modern American Printmaking

Robert Blackburn & Modern American Printmaking celebrates both the artist and the democratic and diverse creative community he developed. Blackburn was an African American artist born to Jamaican immigrants in 1920 and raised in Harlem, New York. The exhibition highlights his life and work, revealing how his innovative printmaking expertise helped define the aesthetic of the American graphics “boom.” Learn more >
Art in ASL | African American Collection

The Detroit Institute of Arts teamed up with DeafC.A.N.! in Oakland County to create the museum’s first series of accessible art talks for Deaf and DeafBlind people. This first video details 20 pieces in the DIA’s African American Art Collection and is captioned, audio described, and interpreted in American Sign Language. A PDF transcript for braille readers is available. Watch >
Art-Making: Simple Sketchbook | School Field Trip from Home

Spring is around the corner, making it the perfect time to get outside. This week’s art-making project was inspired by many of the sketch works on paper in the museum’s American Art collection and can be taken outside with you. Learn to create your own handmade book. It can be used to doodle, sketch or even as a journal! Learn more >
Art and Meditation Workshop with Rita Patel

This guided workshop is a curiosity-based mindfulness approach that can reduce stress and help people see differently. The experience is complemented by examining artwork from the Visions of American Life: Selections from the Nancy and Sean Cotton Collection of American Art on display at the Anton Art Center through April 12, 2021. Learn more >
Empty Bowls 2021 | Community Partnership

The DIA has partnered with Empty Bowls Detroit annually since 2015 in providing handmade bowls created in the museum’s artmaking studio along with visitors and partners. This year bowls could not be painted in person so the museum got creative. Learn more >
The Inheritance | 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 The Inheritance, an extraordinary ensemble work set almost entirely within a West Philadelphia house where a community of young, Black artists and activists form a collective. Learn more >
Detroit Industry Murals | Shop DIA!

The Detroit Industry murals are a permanent part of the DIA’s collection but the museum shop allows you to have a little bit of those right in your home. Check out the home décor in the shop featuring Diego Rivera’s murals like throw blankets and shower curtains featuring the North and South walls. Shop now >
TATM: DIA Essentials | For Seniors

At this week’s virtual Thursdays at the Museum, explore the highlights of the DIA’s collection with hosts Kathleen McBroom, Deb Cooms, and Howard Rosenberg. Learn more >
Educator Event | Introduction to the Virtual DIA

The DIA invites educators to join a special event “Introduction to the Virtual DIA”. As learning experiences have moved online for many, so too has the DIA bolstered our virtual offerings. Join us to learn about virtual field trips, DIA Delivered classroom kits, Art Bytes educational videos, and other exciting opportunities! Learn more >
Detroit Style: Car Design in the Motor City from 1950–2020
on view through June 27, 2021
Russ Marshall: Detroit Photographs, 19582008
on view through June 27, 2021
Experience & Expression
on view through October 3, 2021
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. 
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. 
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: Robert Blackburn (American, 1920–2003). Refugees (aka People in a Boat), 1938. Lithograph; 11 1/8 x 15 ¾ in. Edition 4. Collection of NCCU Art Museum, North Carolina Central University, Gift of Christopher Maxey. | 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.