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Detroit Institute of Arts

5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202
313 833 7900
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Ranked #1 of 83 attractions in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Auburn Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I am proud of this institute; the art is unparalleled and the special exhibits are wonderful. Visit soon before they may be forced to sell some of our precious works of art to cover the city of Detroit's debt.

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detroit, michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

A treasure for everyone! Lately, hotly contested due to the financial problems of the City of Detroit. The D.I.A. ranks among the top of any museum list anywhere. The museum sits in the middle of the Cultural Center of Detroit and contains masterpieces from ancient time up through the Renaissance and into the modern age. I taught Saturday Morning Talented... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

A wonderful, educational place to visit. Beautiful as well as well known and top notch artists work on display. You have the choice of a guide or the use of headphones to inform you of the art on display. Nice place for lunch and a quaint theatre for theatrical productions. One of my favorite places to visit.

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Kingwood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We went to the Detroit Institute of Arts because we were in the area and a newspaper article said that the insurers of Detroit's debt were trying to force DIA to sell their artwork to cover their losses. egads!!! We headed downtown and circled the museum before finding a meter which didn't work then to a parking lot behind the... More

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Detroit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great variety of art - Love going here with my husband. Very friendly and helpful staff. Could go over and over and still have more to see. I would recommend it to a friend.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a treasure and a must visit for anyone with even a passing interest in museums. We go several times per tear, and if you are in Detroit on a Friday, check out the free music in the Rivera court. Allow enough time to get up close to the murals that cover the four walls and use the Ipads... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Truly an amazing place for art lovers located near Wayne State and the Michigan science center! Also minutes away from Comerica Park, FoxTheater,and Ford Field. Plenty of restaurants and three casinos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A hidden gem in Detroit and it is one of the best galleries I have ever attended. Also very cheap admission given the quality of art you see.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

One of the best collections of art in the world. I like to eat in the cafe too. The food is very good. Nice salad bar too.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Priceless art & great entertainment at the theatre with special events and exhibitions. Don't forget the Diego Rivera mural, also one of a kind. Private collectors and other financiers that are hovering around due to the city's bankruptcy case because of the billions inside the DIA. It isn't theirs to have, of course, in the opinion of those who live... More

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