Detroit Institute of Arts

5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202

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Noel Night Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy free admission to the museum on this festive day. Wander through the galleries, sip on a drink while listening to great music, create a fun art project with the whole family and experience all the DIA has to offer this holiday season! Santa will be visiting as well!

Prentis Court:

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Visit the Snow Queen.

Rivera Court:

1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. - Luke Winslow-King
Born and raised in the Northern Michigan town of Cadillac, Luke Winslow-King’s latest album is an example of craftsmanship at the highest level, radiating a warmth and timeless elegance. Adept at mixing country, blues, R&B, rock ‘n’ roll, and folk influences intuitively and masterfully, Luke shapes a mood from many sources and shepherds it to a unifying place of acceptance and hope.  

Lecture Hall:

1:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. - Lily and Madeleine
Lily & Madeleine are an American folk pop duo from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, which consists of sisters Lily and Madeleine Jurkiewicz. 

12:00 p.m. - Dream Arts Company performs “Madeline’s Christmas, The Musical”

Kresge Court:

12:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. - Audivi

Kresge reception:

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Photos with Santa!

Detroit Film Theatre:

2:00 p.m. - Third Coast Percussion: Paddle to the Sea
The classic children’s book and Academy Award-nominated film, Paddle to the Sea, is the focus of a new project that looks at our relationship to the bodies of water that connect our lives. Third Coast Percussion composed a new score to be performed live with the film, which tells the story of a Native Canadian boy who carves a wooden figure called Paddle-to-the-Sea and sets him on a journey through all five Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence River, and finally to the Atlantic Ocean.

Existing works inspired by impressions of water and the natural world will weave in and out of the original film and new music, including composers Philip Glass and Jacob Druckman and the traditional music of the Shona people of Zimbabwe. The performance will flow together as a seamless whole, with Third Coast Percussion using the existing music as a jumping-off point for the new music they compose.

Paddle to the Sea underscores the geographic, economic, and cultural connections in our shared waterways, and it also asks us to consider the human impact on the waters that help us transport our goods, provide our electrical power, bathe ourselves, cook our food, and quench our thirst.

Food and Drink:

Café DIA, Kresge Court, Great Hall.

Holiday shopping.

Current Exhibits:

Lumin 2.0 Prototype (showing July 24, 2018 - February 28, 2019), Lost & Found: Photographs from the DIA’s Collection (showing August 26, 2018 - March 3, 2019) and Robert & Katherine Jacobs Asia Wing Opening (showing November 4th, 2018 - September 30, 2019).

The Lecture Hall

The Lecture Hall

The Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Institute of Arts

Third Coast Percussion

Third Coast Percussion

Snow Queen

Snow Queen