The DIA partners with a wide range of regional non-profit organizations for our weekly programming in the museum. Enjoy the work of those partners online through video, slideshows, images and more – from dance and music to artist demonstrations and community art projects.

A Soldier's Tale

The previously scheduled Friday Night Live! collaboration between Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings and Eisenhower Dance Detroit was a presentation of Igor Stravinsky’s classic L’Histoire du Soldat for chamber music ensemble, dance and narration. A Soldier’s Tale is a parable of a soldier who trades his fiddle to the devil in return for a book revealing future events leading to a life of wealth and luxury. Check out Eisenhower Dance Detroit to see some snippets from a rehearsal. Watch now >

Mount Clemens Art City

The DIA recently partnered with Mount Clemens in Macomb County for a special program called “Art City." Take a look at the official unveiling event and hear about a few of the pieces from DIA Director Salvador Salort-Pons. Watch now >

Jewish Community Center Book Fair

Join the Jewish Community Center of Metro Detroit on Thursday, April 2 at 7 p.m. for a special live, online event with celebrated cartoonist and author Ben Katchor. The live event will give viewers a look at his newest project and how it all comes together. Katchor’s drawings have been featured in The New Yorker, The Forward and many other major newspapers across the country. Learn more >

Clarkston PIPA Project

The DIA’s Partners in Public Arts (PIPA) program works with communities in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties to co-create community-driven, highly visible public works of art. We’re currently planning six more PIPA projects in 2020. Visit the DIA’s YouTube page to see the creation of the 2018 Clarkston mural project from start to finish. Watch now >

Japanese Girls Day

Every year the DIA honors the culture of Japan with a celebration of Japanese Girl’s Day—Hinamatsuri. Japan Cultural Development created a video to highlight the 2020 celebration including demonstrations by the Japan Society of Detroit’s Women’s Club. To watch check out the playlist on YouTube. Watch now >