Robert & Katherine Jacobs Asian Wing Opening

The DIA’s new Robert and Katherine Jacobs Asian Wing presents works of art from the world’s largest continent, featuring recent acquisitions together with longtime DIA treasures coming back onto view. Joining the recently opened gallery for Japanese art are galleries dedicated to Chinese, Korean, and Indian and Southeast Asian art, and Buddhist art across Asia.

In the new Robert and Katherine Jacobs Asian Wing, visitors will learn about many philosophies and systems of belief that have shaped arts and cultures across Asia. The presence of contemporary Asian art and modern technology in these spaces invites visitors to make meaningful connections to our world today.

Opening Day events


Image: “Manuscript of the ‘Perfection of Wisdom in Eight Thousand Verses’ (Ashtasahasrika Prajnaparamita)", about 1160, Scribe: Shri Dharaka of Ghoshaligrama; Painter: Unknown Artist India (Bihar), ink and opaque watercolor on palm leaves. Detroit Institute of Arts