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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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A True Gem!

I recently spent a full day at the Detroit Institute of Arts, followed by a film viewing at the Detroit Film Theater. What a great day! The museum is beautifully laid out... read more

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I recently spent a full day at the Detroit Institute of Arts, followed by a film viewing at the Detroit Film Theater. What a great day! The museum is beautifully laid out, user-friendly and comfortable (with a nice restaurant) and the art is magnificent, indicative of a world-class museum. Fuseli's The Nightmare (1781), Bruegel's Wedding Dance (1566) and Rivera's Detroit... More 

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

I've brought my family here for several movies favorite including "My Left Foot", which my family loved. We recently saw "The Alloy Orchestra" doing "L'Inhumaine", it was an outstanding performance. We'd never seen a silent film before and musically they gave it a voice. Thank you DIA we will be back for more art, culture and education you provide.

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Detroit Institute of Arts houses one of the largest and best collections in the United States. It opened in 1927 when Detroit was one of the worlds wealthiest cities. It has more the 100 galleries with classical to contemporary works. Egyptian mummies, Roman sarcophagus, Degas, Cézanne, Native American Art and an extensive collection showcasing African American artists to start.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great time visiting the museum of arts. Very interesting pieces specially for someone with no interest in arts. I would go back in a heart beat.

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Bangor, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Much of our visit was spent in the Diego Rivera room, admiring the large Rivera murals, which were commissioned for this space. Wonderful to see, and in-room docents were very informative. To get to the murals, you pass through and near rooms with a fine collection of medieval, classical, renaissance, and modern art including wonderful sculpture. A very pleasant visit,... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The DIA surpassed my expectations by far. The first floor is a wonder, with its rich history and cultural context. It was a visit through time and I loved every second of it. My favorite exhibits were Ancient Middle East and Native American. Not a big fan of the modern, contemporary art though. Found it to be kinda random, lackluster... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just came home from our visit to DIA. I have been to museums all over the world including Chicago, Amsterdam, Paris, Spain, Italy and Florida. The exhibits in the DIA are second to none of these. The DIA is well organized and the staff is friendly. The range of paintings on display are amazing and include numerous Dutch masters, Van... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I go to the DIA, I have a renewed appreciation for art from all eras, countries, and genres. Even if you are not familiar with too many artists like me, the art pieces, paintings, etc. are displayed in a way that you can appreciate all types of art.

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Warren, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see when in Detroit. Lovely place and friendly attendants. Make a day of it and stay for lunch and browse the gift shop for unique finds and gift.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK, I am a little biased. I have been going to the DIA for over 50 years. My parents would take me as a kid, I lived near there in grad school and regularly go even now. The variations in the collections are surprising for a first time visitor, and the reorganization by the last director made everything even more... More 

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