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Detroit Institute of Arts - Celebrate India

  • Date Sat Apr 06 2019 - Sun Apr 07 2019
  • Venue
    Detroit Institute of Arts
    5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202
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  • Description
    A celebration of India is coming to the Detroit Institute of Arts. 

    The Friends of Asian Arts at the DIA invite you to bring your friends and family to “Celebrate India,” a two-day festival of Indian arts and culture, showcasing the rich diversity and beauty of our community’s music, dance, film and artistic traditions.

    Come and enjoy demonstrations of henna, rangoli and miniature painting in the Great Hall, plus displays of arts and handicrafts … poetry readings and a special lecture on the architecture of India … storytelling and hands-on crafts for children … classical and folk dances, and vocal and instrumental music … yoga sessions in the historic Rivera Court … plus tributes to Bollywood and a screening of the 1957 classic “Pyaasa” in the elegant Detroit Film Theater. 

    You’ll also hear a special message from His Excellency Harsh Vardhan Shringla, the Indian Ambassador to the United States, who will deliver the keynote address in the Detroit Film Theater at the DIA.  If you plan to attend the Ambassador’s speech then please register on the DIA website:

    It all takes place during the weekend of April 6th and 7th, starting at 10:30 a.m. That’s Saturday and Sunday, April 6th and 7th, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. 

    The Celebrate India experience is free with admission to the museum, which is free with ID to all residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. There is so much to see, do and experience for people of all ages and backgrounds, so plan to bring your friends, family and neighbors, and spend the day at the DIA.

    The DIA is a world-renowned treasure, and the jewel of Detroit’s Cultural District on Woodward Avenue. And it’s taking this opportunity to welcome members of the Indian-American community from across the region to discover all that it has to offer, including its newly reopened Indian gallery, featuring palm-leaf-manuscripts, paintings and artifacts inspired by Buddhist, Hindu and Jain religions.

    For more information, and the schedule of events, please visit the DIA- website at or call 313 833 7900. Carpooling is recommended.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to share our community’s traditions and play our part in Detroit’s cultural story.


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