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Detroit Institute of Arts

5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202
313 833 7900
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Ranked #1 of 86 attractions in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Leisure education
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... more » 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. « less
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Halifax, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Interesting musuem. Loved the big Rivera mural, interesting to think he did this in the heart of industrial capitalism in a musuem funded by the Fords just before the "big battle" with communism. Doubt he could have painted it 15 years later. A real treasure, hope the city doesn't have to liquidate.

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Canton, Michigan
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27 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The DIA has an excellent collection of artwork and will always have events going on. There is also their film theater you can view upcoming Grammy nominee films. It is a beautiful building and the staff has always been cordial. Parking is available across the street in a garage/lot or on the street for a fee.

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Detroit, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I so love going to DIA taking my grandson . So much to learn and teach. The look in his eyes as hes learning about different eras artist. We spend hours looking reading about everything and every body. We are off today to the DIA....

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kalamazoo
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing museum and well worth a visit. A great variety of art from all periods and representations.

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UK
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Only $5 to park & $8 adult admission , absolute bargain . Stunning collection of artwork . Authentic, inspirational & sublime , plenty of opportunity for quiet contemplation .Allow a good few hours & make sure you find Kresge Court for food & beverage .

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Ontario, Canada
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A lovely museum. Prepare to devote at least 2 hours for the DIA. Beautifully decorated and wonderful exhibits. Also during my visit there was a free Japanese drum concert on the front lawn. Perfect for the budget traveler. Also admission to the museum is only $8 for adults. Everyone must see at least once.

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Augusta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The European and American art at this museum is outstanding. My husband and I usually cruise pretty quickly through a lot of museums, but this one kept our interest for a long time, especially the Dutch Masters. The flow of the museum makes it easy to get around in without missing a thing. This is one of the top museums... More

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St. Joseph, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

More than you can possibly see in one visit. The Rivera Court is exceptional. An effort is made to make the artwork understandable to the masses without "dumbing down" the exhibit.

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Nashville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Visited during a recent trip to Detroit. Had heard a lot about the museum and it didn't disappoint. Had a very diverse collection from early American to Egyptian to African Art to well known artists such as Picasso and Van Gogh. Special exhibits rotate in and out so I would imagine there is always something new to see. There is... More

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Harbert, Michigan
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This museum has excellent art, is well laid out with exhibits and explanations that are understandable to educated people who want to learn more about art, and it is just the right size -- large enough to provide a broad,fulfilling experience, but not so large that you feel you have to rush through it, or leave some of it behind... More

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