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Detroit Institute of Arts

5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202
313 833 7900
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Ranked #1 of 87 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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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I have been a affiliate member for a long time. We have visited many museums. The DIA curators do the best interpretation of art for kids of any place you could visit. I love the special kids activities in the galleries. And they always do audio tours for their special exhibits for kids that get them engaged. And the food... More

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This was an add on to another trip and as I had an afternoon I decided to stop in and view the DIA. I had never been before and since it has been in the news (sell it off ) I thought it was worth seeing. Apparently any publicity is good publicity and attendance was good. The descriptions in the... More

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Novi, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Felt in love with this museum. Incredible collection. Get the membership and support the DIA. You will feel like a real mecenas!!!!!!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Go to Detroit now and visit its Detroit Institute of Arts! We enjoyed a whole day of browsing through it's many galleries, filling our eyes with treasures from a variety of eras, including a room featuring Degas, Cezanne and four Van Gogh paintings that held us spellbound. Huge Diego Rivera fresco's fill a great hall. Native American artefacts, Egyptian vases,... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Never been much on museums, but the Detroit Institute of Arts gave me a whole new appreciation. They have a area set up as if you were living a day in that time period. And as you walk thru each section you progress thru the day. It gives you the feeling and understanding of living in that era. The interactive... More

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kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

You have to see the Diego Rivera murals and check out the cafe. Friendly employees and impressive artwork make this a wonderful place. But I unfortunately showed up at 3:20 and found out they actually closed that day at 4pm!

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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

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