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Detroit Institute of Arts

Address: 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202
Phone Number: 313 833 7900
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Ranked #1 of 71 Attractions in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Considered to house one of the best art collections in the United States, the Institute showcases...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Hours:
Tue - Thu 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Went here with a friend after a basketball game. So many amazing pieces of art from some of the most famous artists to ever live. Much better display of art than the AGO in Toronto. I'm not much of an art guy, but I plan on coming back here in the summer. Absolutely fantastic place to visit for the entire... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

The DIA is a world class art museum with a wonderful permanent collection. If you're from Wayne, Oakland or Macomb (MI) counties, you enter for free. The fee is well worth it for the rest of us. Museum goers are often enticed by special exhibits, and the DIA is no exception. The permanent collection is well worth visiting and revisiting.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

I've seen art museums all over, from the louvre, to the art museum of Munich, and this one is no exception to being a world class museum. The museum offers many famous pieces of art combined with that old Detroit architecture, something that is tough to find anywhere else in the world. I strongly recommend this to anyone who likes... More 

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Detroit, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

There is nothing not to like about the Detroit Institute of Arts. It's a joy to step through the doors and wander around. The museum has recently undergone an expansion, and the art is safe from Detroit's bankruptcy, so it looks like clear sailing ahead. There is so much to see and do, but here are a few of my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

For a nice well rounded collection. In a building that's fit to hold the Queens collection. Come see beautiful pieces. Better then anything they won't have to sell the cities treasures to the highest bidder. So a trip to the DIA completes Detroit.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The Diego Rivera murals are fabulous - we had a free private tour by a volunteer docent, and the collection is impressive. There were two special exhibits when we were there -- one on photos of people in Detroit and the other masterpieces on paper of ordinary subjects -- both excellent. We also took the 1pm public tour which was... More 

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Chelsea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This is a world class museum. It has great examples of many types of art. The staff and volunteers are so helpful and friendly! There are also good little cafes for a bit and a rest.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Very impressed by the wide range of atrists work on show, particularly the murals of diego rivera, nice cafe too. staff helpful, nice gift shop. there was a class visit when we were there so a bit noisy but very well worth a vist

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Ada, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We are so relieved that Detroit didn't sell off the art collection. This place is amazing! They had a Monet painting on loan from Musee d'Orsay and an impressionist prints special exhibit. Fabulous!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I've been visiting museums for 65 years, and the DIA is in the top tier. I made a special stopover in Detroit recently in order to spend a day and a half at the DIA. It was time well spent This is a medium-to-large museum, with a collection that represents many periods and styles very well. I was especially impressed... More 

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