Events

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

Robert & Katherine Jacobs Asian Wing Opening

  • Opened Nov 4, 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

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 .

Young girl smiling while working on art in the art-making studio at the Detroit Institute of Aets

Drop-In Workshop: Open Studio

  • 6:00 - 9:00 PM Fri, Feb 15 | 12:00 - 4:00 PM Sat, Feb 16 & Sun, Feb 17, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

 Create something uniquely personal with a variety of fun and interesting materials in this open-ended Drop-In Workshop.

Teachers workshopping in the galleries

Reimagining the Scavenger Hunt

  • Mon, Feb 18 , 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Institute of Arts is your resource for teaching and learning. 

Two women painting in the DIA art-making studio

Homeschool Afternoon: Explore, Collaborate, and Create with Acrylic Painting

  • Wed, Feb 20 , 2019
  • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Explore the day’s theme of acrylic painting in the galleries with a customized guided experience.

Unplugged

Drop-In Workshop: Cell Phone Sleeping Bags

  • 6:00 - 9:00 PM Fri, Feb 22 | 12:00 - 4:00 PM Sat, Feb 23 & Sun, Feb 24, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Decorate a “Cell Phone Sleeping Bag” to prepare for the National Day of Unplugging.

An example of a handmade scroll

Drop-In Workshop: Scrolls

  • Fri, Mar 1, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Sat, Mar 2, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sun, Mar 3, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Scrolls were used for centuries to keep records and as decoration. Make your own scroll out of simple materials to take home.

Two traditional Japanese dolls

Japanese Girls Day

  • Sat, Mar 2, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Sun, Mar 3, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

A weekend exploring traditional and modern aspects of Japanese culture in celebration of Hinamatsuri - or Japanese Girls Day.

Celebration masks

Drop-In Workshop: Celebration Masks

  • Fri, Mar 8, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Sat, Mar 9, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sun, Mar 10, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m., 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Have fun creating a colorful and expressive mask using feathers, ribbon, glitter and more.

Milagros

Drop-In Workshop: Milagros

  • Fri, Mar 15, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Sat, Mar 16, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sun, Mar 17, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m., 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

The Spanish word milagro literally means miracle. It refers to a small item people offer to saints whom they feel have assisted them.

Art pins example

Drop-In Workshop: Art Pins

  • Fri, Mar 22, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Sat, Mar 23, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Sun, Mar 24, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m., 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

Create one-of-a-kind wearable art pins using a variety of traditional and nontraditional jewelry-making materials.

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