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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 69 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Likes- Extensive display of American and European artworks Dislikes- Very few displays of Ancient Civilizations like India and China.

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Hutchinson, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

What a jewel to find in Detroit! Our time was limited and our tour guide took us to see what we asked to see, but you could easily spend all day there. It was amazing to see original Van Gogh's and Monet's on display! I was glad to see the that the city of Detroit did not break down and... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This place is home to me. I used to come here all the time while in school at WSU to calm my nerves before midterms/finals and visit my favorites, such as Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Diego Rivera...to name a few. I can't say enough good things about the DIA. It has an extensive collection keeping your eyes occupied for days.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Industry Fresco's alone are worth the donation! But there is so much more; truly a world class collection to explore.

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Pontiac, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Very interesting art selection. Large complex with a few restaurants. I couldn't help but get lost, I forgot it was a multi level museum!

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Greenwood, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

TIP: go there for lunch, they have a great courtyard is worth visiting. What a wonderful place, full of treasures worth seeing. The admission price is the lowest I have seen in years.

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Detroit, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

You owe it to yourself to walk these halls of history and peruse beauty for the ages! Plus their cafe is well stocked & varied.

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The Detroit Institute of Arts is a fantastic gem in Detroit. The museum has a beautiful, white marble exterior, and matching interior. The building looks large from the outside, but once inside you realize how truly massive it is! If you do intend to visit, plan on staying for several hours, as one to two hours will barely allow you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

If you live in one of the surrounded counties..... entrance to the museum is FREE. Lots of art to see,,,,, and they have an excellent gift shop.

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

WE, strolled along the various buildings of : various building & had a WONDERFUL time with : FAMILY & FRIENDS with us it was an : educational positive & enlighting, experience.

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