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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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Detroit's Hidden Gem

If you find yourself with a couple of extra hours to spare before your flight this is certainly the place to go. Monet's, Picasso's, Babylonian artifacts, the list goes on. Don't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

If you find yourself with a couple of extra hours to spare before your flight this is certainly the place to go. Monet's, Picasso's, Babylonian artifacts, the list goes on. Don't miss Diego Rivera's famous mural.

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The Diego Rivera murals are amazing! On Sundays there are several friendly and knowledgeable docents around to answer questions. If you can visit the murals while the DIEGO & FRIDA IN DETROIT exhibit is still running it will maximize your experience ten fold! The other aspects of the museum permanent collection, etc are first-rate.

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Lachine, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best art museums that I have visited. It has so many different things to see, children love the place too. It was my favorite teen age hang out and it has only improved, love to eat lunch there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The DIA is aworld class Art Museum witout a doubt. Great architecture, beautiful displays, and a wide variety of many forms of art. The paintings and sculptures are displayed majesticly. The is on the must see list when in the Motor City. A terrific way to introduce children to the world of art. The cafeteria is also very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I wish I had more time on my one day trip through Detroit to spend more time here. The Diego & Frida In Detroit exhibit was hands down one of the best art exhibits that I've ever seen and it tied in perfectly to be Diego murals in the atrium. WOW

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Arlington, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

My husband's favorite spot in most art museums is the bench nearest the exit door where he waits as I do a fly-by of my favorite artists. What a surprise to have him so intrigued by ancient frescoes, Grecian statues and old masters paintings that I thought we might miss our dinner reservation! I had misgivings visiting an art museum... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This museum is worth a visit as it has an excellent collection. Currently has a Kahlo/Rivera that is getting rave reviews.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Saturday was a great day to visit the Museum. Had a nice lunch at the museum. Surprisingly there was not a wait in the 1:30 cue to get in. The narration added immensely to the appreciation of the exhibit. Would recommend you have a block of time to see the full spectrum of exhibits. Make arrangements in advance to have... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The DIA was saved as part of the financial rescue of the city of Detroit and thank goodness for that. This is just a wonderful museum. One of it strengths is the way the pictures in each room are organized and explained. Some people may consider this "dumbing down" but I think it is great. This makes it much more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

When DIA expanded and reinstalled the collection they used the opportunity to take a novel approach to interpretation. In most of the galleries, the labels are full of interesting information and ideas that help you look more closely. And the collections are diverse and uniformly excellent.

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