The Detroit Institute of Arts is planning a weekend of Japanese cultural events, including holiday drop-in workshops, drawing in the galleries, bilingual puppet performances, and more to mark the opening of a new Japan Gallery on Nov. 4.
Programs are no cost with museum admission and free for residents of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties. November will also be the last month to view “Ofrendas: Celebrating el Dia de Meurtos,” which is on view through Nov. 12. Other exhibitions include: “Church: A Painter’s Pilgrimage,” “D-Cyphered: Portraits by Jenny Risher,” and “Monet: Framing of Life.” General guided tours are available at 1 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 1 and 6 p.m. Fridays; and 1 and 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.
Workshops are also available to all ages and include crafting traditional Japanese fans, watercolor postcards, finger puppets, marionettes, and clay pencil toppers. There will also be films, lectures, book talks, artist workshops, game demonstrations, musical performances, and other events to celebrate Japanese culture throughout the month.
More information can be found here.