Events

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.

DIA Exterior with Fountain

Thursdays at the Museum: Art Talk with curator Clare Rogan

  • Thu, Nov 8
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Every Thursday at 1 p.m. the Detroit Institute of Arts offers programs for adults 55+.

FJC Ofrendas artseen

FJC Artseen: Ofrendas Exhibition

  • Thu, Nov 8
  • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

View the Ofrendas exhibition while enjoying heavy hors d'oeuvres .

Chinese Slat Books

Drop-In Workshop: Chinese Slat Books

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

In ancient China, before the invention of paper, documents were made of bamboo or wooden slats. Make your own book using this ancient technique.

Dad and Young Daughter Drawing in the Galleries at the DIA

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Nov 9
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - American (2nd Floor)

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