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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 168 things to do 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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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Providing quality art, (check out the movie theatre too!), the DIA is a pearl in the middle of midtown

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Grew up in Detroit and spent many days of my youth exploring the old DIA. The new version is crisp and airy, but still feels like home to me. Can't visit without seeing "The Wedding Dance" and the Van Goghs.

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Grosse Pointe Michigan USA
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Detroit has a history of being one of the USA's premier cities...in the past. Things have changed, but some of its institutions are alive and well, including the Detroit Art Institute, the Science Museum and the Detroit Public Library. All have major collections with something for everyone. The Art Institute is still considered one of the very best in the... More 

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Barrington Il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Do not miss the DIA when you are in Detroit! This is one of the best collections in existence - and the spectacular Diego Rivera murals are worth the visit alone. The entrance fee is very reasonable, the museum not crowded, and the collection is one of the best. We understand that school groups visit on Thursdays, so you may... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This fabulous museum is one of the best in the country and worthy of several visits. Not only is the art work spectacular and well laid out, the Friday night concert series are awesome. There also is free admission for Detroit residents each Friday! Love the DIA!!!

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Hartland, Michigan
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Our family loves the DIA. When the kids were little the suits of armor and the kids hands on room were their favorites. Now as teens one likes the American rooms (especially the first one with the large landscapes) and the other likes the "grand tour" European rooms. We've also enjoyed the traveling exhibits- my favorite was the Rodin sculpture... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place is just outstanding. Exhibits are laid out so well that it is friendly to the visitors. Don't miss all the shining armors and art work by world famous artists. Attend, enjoy and grab a bite to eat nearby.

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Midland, Michigan
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Wow, I was thoroughly pleased to discover this jewel. My family and I came during the annual Noel Night celebration in December. It was my first time visiting the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA); however, it definitely will not be my last! During Noel Night, admission to the DIA is free. I'm not sure how much admission normally is, but... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Have been going to the DIA since I was a kid. Never get tired of it. Besides the permanent collections, which are terrific, including a small Holbein, the exhibitions and shows they get are a great joy. Samurai, Medici, Degas, Arts & Crafts Movement, Rembrandt, etc., etc. All on our doorstep. The world of art makes stops in Detroit. Lucky... More 

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Ann Arbor, MI
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

... that we would have a truly world class museum in Detroit? The collection itself is worth the visit; the special exhibits always exciting. Underground parking isn't too expensive and very convenient.

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