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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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The DIA has an incredible and eclectic collection, ranging from ancient artifacts to photographs taken within the last year. There is a great deal of space granted to each period... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The DIA has an incredible and eclectic collection, ranging from ancient artifacts to photographs taken within the last year. There is a great deal of space granted to each period and location, with equal importance placed on everything present, although special prominence is given to the breathtaking Detroit Industry murals by Diego Rivera (and rightfully so!). Admission is a very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The current Diego Rivera/Frida Kahlo exhibit (through July 12, 2015) is not to be missed! The audio tour has both adult and child stations and is excellent. The charcoal drawings of the Rivera mural in the courtyard will not be available for viewing anywhere else in the country.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I love the Rivera mural at this museum. Absolutely amazing! It has so much if you are an art lover. Highly recommend viewing current exhibitions prior to going and sort of planning what you want to see. We only had a couple hours. You could easily spend a half a day or even a day here. Free to locals only.... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We visit the DIA several times a year. The exhibitions are excellent overall and our last visit was to see movie shorts right before the Academy Awards. One of the cultural gems in the city of Detroit that gets better and better with each visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I have been to the DIA on many occasions, but what I found to be pretty cool was the American Contemporary Art section. Many, many, cultures are well represented throughout the DIA, but to see quite a few American pieces on display was pretty cool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Went on a high school field trip, as a chaperone. We especially went to experience the Rivera exhibit. An experience indeed!

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a timed ticket, entered quickly and viewed everything at our own pace. It did help that it was a weekday during school time. The special exhibit was SO interesting! The regular collections well maintained,monitored and inviting. Benches are interspersed so one can sit and enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The DIA has a fabulous collection. Don't try to see everything on one day. If you have limited time, see the Rivera Court and a couple of the collections like Ancient (mummies) or Modern. The special exhibits are worth checking out, too. They are open on Thursday nights which many people don't realize.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo exhibit (there until mid-July) is a must see! Buy tickets in advance and give yourself at least 2 hours to walk the exhibit, read the captions, listen to the audio tour and simply enjoy the art!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

With the museum only truly displaying about 25% of its art, it is truly amazing to see how often they develop new exhibits and activities to do, especially on free Friday's for those that live in the metropolitan community. The gorgeous building and even pretty good food at the eatery will have you lost in the DIA for the whole... More 

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