Events

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.

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.

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 .

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.

Yung Shing Le Shadow Puppet Troupe

Puppet Performance: Yung Shing Le Shadow Puppet Troupe

  • Sat, Nov 10
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

In a special partnership with the Michigan Chinese Women Association, the DIA is proud to present Yung Shing Le Shadow Puppet Theatre Troupe of Taiwan. 

DIA Exterior with Fountain

Charles Lang Freer and His Adventures in Chinese Art Collecting

  • Sun, Dec 2
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

Dr. Daisy Yiyou Wang, the Robert N. Shapiro Curator of Chinese and East Asian Art at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass., presents her research on Detroit collector Charles Lang Freer.