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Detroit Institute of Arts

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Wonderful art!

Amazing museum. The Industry Murals are fabulous. Very clever to cover the courtyard and get... read more

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One of the best museums in the country. It has everything from antiquities to modern... read more

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Detroit, Michigan
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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...more
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Amazing museum. The Industry Murals are fabulous. Very clever to cover the courtyard and get natural light. A knowledgeable volunteer provided historical information about Diego Rivera. Good selection of impressionist art. We had a nice meal at the Kresge Court The Kresge chips are great.

Date of experience: January 2019
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One of the best museums in the country. It has everything from antiquities to modern installations, and the gallery of Asian art is fantastic. Photography enthusiasts will enjoy the photo exhibit. Film lovers should check out the Detroit Film Theatre, which shows foreign and other...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is one of the Best kept secrets in Detroit and Michigan. If you haven't visited here then do yourself a big favor and visit soon...really worth your time and money. I loved it!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Absolutely incredible collection! You need several weeks/months to do this justice. Beautiful building & well displayed!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The DIA is an amazing art collection. It’s worth the trip for the Diego Rivera murals alone, but there is so much more from Impressionists to Medieval art to sculpture. The Kresge Coutyard is beautiful and a great place for lunch. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank marketinginsight
Reviewed 6 days ago

The DIA stays open late every Friday night and features a live local artist band, string quartet or other classical modes. Exhibits are easy to look at, and the interpretive writing explains the piece and it's place in the evolution of art. Food court on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gregorio957
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have visited the DIA countless times, and, as full disclosure, I am a member of the museum's Founders Society (which does not mean I am a founder, nor a big donor-- it is the museum's membership program). The DIA has a wide-ranging collection of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a "must see" for anyone. The art here is world class. Anyone with children should definitely expose them to art.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bilcarmil
Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed an afternoon strolling around the exhibits in the DIA. And the two little kids with us liked the "eye-spy" labels they found at various points in the galleries. The DIA has an excellent collection of art--from earliest times to the contemporary. We only...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DouglasJones2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most lists of great museums miss the DIA and that's a shame. From the early medieval chapel contained on the third floor, to the many great and well-known works owned by the museum (when they're not on tour). Home to Diego Rivera's murals, Edsel Ford's...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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July 31, 2018|
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Response from Amy19705 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - I also drove to the museum and don't know about the Qline.
June 17, 2018|
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It’s true that large parts of Detroit were abandoned at one point, but an amazing renaissance is underway now, as buildings everywhere are being renovated and repurposed. There is no reason to avoid the city. You will be... More
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Hello, The museum is closed on the 4th of July. Hope this helps.
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Where should I go with limited time available? (10 Replies)
Forgive me, these open questions are my least favourite in 'my' forum, but I'm hoping you might have some ideas for me. I will be visiting an elderly relative in Detroit for a long weekend (next weekend). Really the visit is all about him and I am happy with that, but just in case I have a chance to get out and see anything of the city, do you have any recommendations? I really love contemporary art and am wondering about the Detroit Institute of Arts, also as Motown and Ford are so...More
October 26, 2015|
Response fromBluebygrace|
Personally, I love the Henry Ford Museum. The vast collection is very impressive and diverse enough to offer something for everyone. There's a nice IMAX theater connected, as well. The museum is actually in Dearborn on the outskirts of Detroit. It's a quiet, safe neighborhood surrounded by nice dining options and hotels, should you need one.
Winnipeg, Canada
4 days visit (8 Replies)
We will visit the Minneapolis from July 19-22, we are planning to spend two days for Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Weisman Art Museum and Mill City Museum. And another two days for Mall of America, Lego Imagine Center and other windows shopping. Consider the traffic, special events, any tip on whether I should visit the museum in weekend or weekdays? We may extend the trip by 1-2 days, any other good suggestion in the Twin City? thanks
June 29, 2014|
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Who are the people traveling in your group? Ages... interests...
Burlington, Canada
Weekend in Detroit - what to expect (8 Replies)
Hi All, We are going to be spending the weekend in Detroit Nov. 10th. Never been but we are driving from Toronto. We have been to Windsor a few times but haven't been for at least 7 years. We've done many US big cities - San Fran, NYC, LA, Las Vegas, Boston, DC (but toured with locals so just followed them), etc. I've read through the forum & I must say I'm a little confused as to thesafety the downtown area. We are staying at the Marriott Renaissance Center. Friday we will arrive...More
November 01, 2006|
Response fromjimmyk64|
Hey pig... Your plans are pretty solid for your visit. The RenCen and Greektown/Monroe Street are always secure and safe. (stop for a dessert at Astoria Bakery on Monroe before you head back to bed). Just from a "comfort" standpoint, if your going to the New Center Area, the Cultural Center, Mexicantown or any other near-in destination, (including the Motown Museum) I would recommend cabbing, or car. Detroit does not have good rapid transit mass transportation. Welcome to D-town....More