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Detroit Institute of Arts

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Address: 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202-4094
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09:00 - 16:00
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Considered to house one of the best art collections in the United States,...

Considered to house one of the best art collections in the United States, the Institute showcases everything from mummies to modern art and African masks to Monets in its outstanding collection of over 65,000 works. Don't miss the General Motors Center for African American Art, a part of the DIA which showcases 400 pieces, in various media, by African American artists.

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Enjoying Wonderful Art in America's Motor City

It was nice being back in Renaissance Detroit and inside the Detroit Institute of Art again.Since the Detroit Institute of Art is very large and its art collections so extensive,i... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was nice being back in Renaissance Detroit and inside the Detroit Institute of Art again.Since the Detroit Institute of Art is very large and its art collections so extensive,i limited my review to its Netherlandish,Flemish,and Dutch paintings and Art from the Renaissance and Baroque Periods.Netherlandish painters with quality paintings included;Jan Van Eyck("Saint Jerome in His Study"),Barend Orley("Young Man"),Master of... More 

Thank margatemensch2016
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The DIA is a massive museum but well worth the time to wander through all of the exhibits, stop in the beautiful café, and then go get crepes down the street. Its really too much to easily do in one day if you want to go through slowly, however skipping around through exhibits makes it an enjoyable daytrip

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Raleigh, NC
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited this museum with my husband and sisters and we really enjoyed the native American and native African sections where the exhibits are really impressive. The Diego Riviera murals are also spectacular. The rest of the collection is a good cross section of European and American antiques and paintings. This museum definitely is worth a visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our pick to go to for me and my artistic daughter and it was wonderful! What a beautiful place, two full floors of history and art! The displays were amazing and we even found things my daughter has in her art book collection. To see them in person was breath taking! Put on your walking shoes and it's... More 

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London, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm often reluctant to spend time wandering through a museum when visiting a new city because I'm more interested in the unique cultural features of the city I'm in and there's nothing about, say, Van Gogh or the Italian Renaissance that particularly says: "Detroit." However, the room-filling murals about Michigan's industries created on-site by Diego Rivera in the 1930's are... More 

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Charlottesville, VA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Of all the wonderful things to do in Detroit, Michigan, visiting the Detroit Institute of Arts has to be on the top of my list. We visit about once a month, yet it always seems fresh and new. With the sheer magnitude of pieces that they have (paintings, sculpture, textiles, pottery, etc.) as well as special exhibits, the Institute is... More 

Thank DachshundMomofFour
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Museum is open till 10:00 on Fridays Which is great. There are free musical performances which just adds to the experience. Amazing collection. I will be back!

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Southfield, Michigan
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wide & varied arts, performances and even kiddie activities can be found on any given night at the Detroit Institute of Arts. If you are a resident of the adjoining tri-county community, it's FREE! A terrific early date night activity.

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Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love the DIA. It is a world class museum with something for all interests. Great history, exceptional exhibits (both new and old). Love to go to the Kresge Cafe for a glass of wine and to watch all of the people enjoying their visits.

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Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I read that this is the fifth largest art museum in America. I can believe it. It is truly impressive (not just for Detroit or for mid-west, but truly world-class) Bonus: Its free admission for most local residents (Oakland, Macomb country, etc) The only downside is that you need to pay for expensive parking or street-park in questionable neighborhood.

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