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Detroit Institute of Arts

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Address: 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202-4094
Phone Number: 313 833 7900
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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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We spent an entire day at the institute and needed more time to see everything the institute offered. Beautiful location and competent staff willing to assist whenever asked... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent an entire day at the institute and needed more time to see everything the institute offered. Beautiful location and competent staff willing to assist whenever asked. Plan on returning soon.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Detroit Institute of Arts is worth visiting whether you are from out of town or live in the area. You can spend hours and never see everything. Check out the special exhibitions, Friday night concerts, Sunday afternoon lecturers, or weekend films. The DIA is a place to be proud of for all Michiganders! If you are unfamiliar with the... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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This is free to all Wayne, Oakland and macomb county residents and we had never been. WOW the collection is overwhelming in content and quantity. Some amazing docents who gave us "inside" info that was even more impressive to teens. This is a full day or days to see. Also don't miss the garden court for a relaxing snack and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The DIA has an outstanding collection of art work! The Diego Rivera industrial murals are the star to the collection. The kiosk will give you an iPad (for free) and let you wander around the room learning the story behind the mural. The best use of an iPad I have seen yet in a museum. And when you are finished... More 

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Washington, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The whole experience was worth the price of admission. The staff was friendly. It wasn't real busy when we went so we had more time to appreciate the art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an absolutely fabulous museum in Detroit. It has the Diego Rivera industrial murals there. It also has a nice display of Rembrandt and his workshop productions. There are many other sites such as the Rodin Thinking Man. It is about one of 28 casts in the world. Fabulous place to go!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love the DIA, I use to live across from it at CCS. One of my favorite museums Its got plenty of everything. My favorite spot is the Movie theater tucked away next to the rear entrance.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great attraction for relaxing on a sunday after a long week especially at the Kresege location and enjoy great service from the staff, while listening to relaxing live music One can also enjoy a great interesting tour of the DIA and admire all the wonderful paintings along the way.

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Westhampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of the country's finest museums, with premiere collections and an award-winning educational program.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I loved the variety of exhibits. World class works. I went to the DIA with my cousins visiting from Chicago. We spent a day wandering from exhibit to exhibit over Christmas break. It was a wonderful and memorable experience. I really enjoyed the displays of local artists, as well as classic artists.

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