Events

An image of colorful items for sale in the DIA museum shop

Holiday Preview: Members' Shopping Night

  • 5 & 7 p.m. Thu, Nov 1
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Shop

DIA Members save 20% at this exclusive members-only shopping event.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Nov 2
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Ancient Middle East (1st Floor)

Create a pencil drawing to take home while taking a closer look at the collection.

Korean Paper Crafts

Drop-In Workshop: Korean Paper Crafts

  • Fri, Nov 2
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Learn to create and decorate paper trays with traditional Korean cut-paper motifs which symbolize wishes for happiness and longevity.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Nov 3
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - European (2nd Floor)

Create a pencil drawing to take home while taking a closer look at the collection.

Korean Paper Crafts

Drop-In Workshop: Korean Paper Crafts

  • 12 - 4 p.m. | Sat, Nov 3 & Sun, Nov 4
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Learn to create and decorate paper trays with traditional Korean cut-paper motifs which symbolize wishes for happiness and longevity.

DIA Exterior with Fountain

2018 DIA Gala

  • Sat, Nov 3
  • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

The 2018 Detroit Institute of Arts Gala celebrates the re-installation of the museum's Asian Galleries. 

Manuscript of the “Perfection of Wisdom in Eight Thousand Verses” (Ashtasahasrika Prajnaparamita)

Asian Galleries Opening

  • Opening Nov 4
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

The DIA’s expanded Asian Galleries present works of art from the world’s largest continent, featuring recent acquisitions together with longtime DIA treasures coming back onto view .

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Nov 4
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - African American (2nd Floor)

Create a pencil drawing to take home while taking a closer look at the collection.

Neha Vedpathak standing behind her artwork in her studio

A Conversation with Artist Neha Vedpathak

  • Sun, Nov 4
  • 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Detroit-based artist Neha Vedpathak and DIA Assistant Curator Katherine Kasdorf, Arts of Asia & the Islamic World, discuss Vedpathak’s artistic practice, her background, and the large-scale work she created for the DIA’s new gallery of Indian and Southeast Asian art.

Jin Hi Kim and Min Xiao Fen

Asian Sound Revolution

  • Sun, Nov 4
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Celebrating the opening of the DIA's new Asian Galleries, this artist collaboration uses traditional Asian instruments to create contemporary sounds.