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Detroit Institute of Arts

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Address: 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202
Phone Number: 313 833 7900
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Tue - Thu 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education
Description: 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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A must-be when in Detroit. The Diego Rivera Court and a concert to boot (look for concert nights). I loved the laptop guides to the murals: very informative.. Evocative Joseph... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A must-be when in Detroit. The Diego Rivera Court and a concert to boot (look for concert nights). I loved the laptop guides to the murals: very informative.. Evocative Joseph Cornell box in one of the American modern galleries is my personal favorite.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed the Native American and African exhibits as well as the exhibit on Fashionable Living in the 1700s. The mural by Diego Rivera is not to be missed and there are helpful volunteers to help you understand the finer nuances of the mural.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The only reason we ended up coming here is because the Motown Museum was sold out for the day. So glad went! Something felt really special about this place and they had some AMAZING pieces. The highlight was probably the room painted by Diego Rivera.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Very friendly and knowledgable staff. It is worth at least a day visit. The Diego Rivera murals are spectacular!

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Bllomfield Hills, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This museum is one of the best in the country. Diego Rivera, American art, South American art, XX Century art, old indian dolls and costumes, Kresge court with food and music etc.

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Oak Park, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Just take your time when visiting the DIA. The cafeteria is typical of cafeteria food but will fill the bill in a pinch. The displays are what you go fo anyway.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The Diego Rivera murals reveal his passionately activist background and commitment to worker justice, and asking deep questions of the viewer in terms of how we relate to the land, the State, and one another

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Sarasota, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Whether antiquities, classical or modern art is your favorite, you will find a collection that holds your interest. The staff was friendly and helpful. The rooms were thoughtfully laid out. I would have loved to hear the docent talk about the Diego Rivera, perhaps the next time I'll leave the family behind. I was so glad they came, though, everyone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We have been taking visitors to the Friday nights at the DIA events. Still easy to park, great musical acts, and then we tour the art rooms either before or after the music show. Relaxed and smooth. Easy to eat close by beforehand. Don't have to stay very late to enjoy it all.

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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great exhibits in beautiful spaces/friendly staff. Great way to spend $11.00 on a hot afternoon. Will be back

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