Events

Representatives of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2022

  • May 2022
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Institute of Arts invites you to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month from home with online programs including music, dance, film, art talks, puppets, and more.

Children being taught about art in the Islamic galleries

GooseChase | Self-guided Scavenger Hunt

  • Available on the Goosechase App , 2022

Tour the museum and discover new works with our app-based scavenger hunts.

Mother Earth Isyss Christerfield Detroit School of Arts Teachers: Kim Hildebrandt-Hall & Mikwonjilian Antwih

85th Annual Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) Student Exhibition.

  • Sat, Apr 23 - Sun, May 29, 2022

The DIA's 85th Annual Detroit Public Schools Community District Student Exhibition is online and in-person.

Hands weaving small colorful squares against a white backdrop with yarn.

Artist Demonstration: Place-Based Art Practice with Kayla Powers

  • 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Sat, May 21 & Sun, May 22, 2022
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

In this demonstration, Kayla will share her approach to engaging with place to create ecologically focused fiber art.

A woman with dark brown hair sits on an easel bench and draws on a canvas.

Drawing in the Galleries: Japanese & Korean Art and Indian & Southeast Asian Art

  • Fri, May 27 , 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Japanese & Korean Art and Indian & Southeast Asian Art

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

Image: Bojagi, mid to late 20th century, Korean; silk, cloth. 

Drop-In Workshop: Bojagi

  • Sat, May 28 , 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Korean women used traditional wrapping cloth, or bojagi, to cover, store, decorate, or carry gifts and objects of everyday life.

The crew from the 2019 APAHM performance dressed in traditional clothing while smiling and giving the camera a thumbs up.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month – Cultural Presentations

  • Sat, May 28 , 2022
  • 12:30 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

AAPI artists based in Southeast Michigan come together to showcase their work informed by the traditions of their ancestral homes and their lived experiences in America.

Dancers in an embroidered halter neck dress and a mask with a face painted on it.

Evolution: The Road to Legacy – An APAHM Celebration Performance

  • Sat, May 28 , 2022
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

Evolution: The Road to Legacy is a performance that moves through this metaphor of migrating and evolving culture.

Guests drawing in the Native American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries: Native American galleries

  • Fri, Jun 10 , 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Native American galleries

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

Stabiles

Drop-In Workshop: Stabiles

  • Sat, Jun 11 , 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Using scissors and colorful cardstock, make a unique freestanding geometric sculpture.

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