Many may dismiss the DIA simply because it is in Detroit. That would be a huge mistake for anyone with an interest in art, history or museums in general. The collection is world-class, and is presented extremely well. Many exhibits are highlighted by additional displays that provide additional information about the piece. For example, one of my personal favorites is "Judith and her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes". Not only is it an excellent baroque piece, but it is accompanied by a display that explains the artist's use of light to guide the viewer's eye through the painting on a purposeful path. One unique aspect that I haven't seen elsewhere are the hanging folding chairs located throughout the museum. These simple, lightweight but durable folding chairs hang unassumingly in certain rooms. Guests can take the chairs with them and are simply asked to return them to a rack when finished. The food court/cafeteria offers a good selection, and there is a quieter cafe option as well. Overall, the DIA is a top-flight museum that should not be missed.
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