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Detroit Institute of Arts

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Detroit Institute of Arts

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MidwestKathM wrote a review Oct 24
Detroit, Michigan265 contributions26 helpful votes
We love the DIA! As longtime members, we visit several times a year. And attend the Friday Night Live often as well as talks, senior activities, and films every month. Lots of terrific art to see in their permanent collection...including the Diego Rivera murals, Caravaggio, Italian Renaissance, John Singer Sargent, Whistler, Van Gogh, John Singleton Copley, Kehinde Wiley, Abstract Expressionists, African-American works, Asian antiquities, and Egyptian mummies. And then there are the excellent temporary exhibitions and the special exhibitions. During these COVID times, we wanted to show our support after the museum reopened. The DIA is perhaps the safest art museum we've visited in the last 4 months. Advance timed tickets, masks required, temperature check, contactless entry, social distancing, galleries grouped with one entrance, one exit, hand sanitizer.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Tom S wrote a review Oct 18
Ypsilanti, Michigan133 contributions31 helpful votes
The collection at the DIA is world-renowned. The building is as impressive as it is large. Unless you have a lot more stamina than I do, you will run out of energy before you run out of art to look at. My wife and I visited on an October weekday. We bought tickets online in advance for a specific time slot and just had to scan the QR code on my phone for admission-- no exchange of cash or even credit cards on site. Everyone had their temperatures taken before entering the museum. Arrow stickers on the floor indicated the direction of travel and helped everyone keep distanced from each other. Masks were required, of course. We felt as safe as possible under the circumstances. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Pinken131 wrote a review Sep 2020
Meadville, Pennsylvania7 contributions2 helpful votes
We made the four-hour trip specifically to see the Diego Rivera murals, and they don't disappoint. There are fine pieces in the modern European art collection, and the Center for African American Art provides a space to broaden one's knowledge of American art. The museum has excellent COVID-19 protocols (timed tickets, etc.). Be aware that the hours of operation have been reduced at present, so if you want to spend a lot of time exploring the museum's large collection (we ended up rushing), you might want to order tickets to start in the morning. Make sure to eat before you go, as the food spaces are still closed. Water stations, though, are available on the first floor.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Michael L wrote a review Sep 2020
Chicago, Illinois68 contributions22 helpful votes
Saw a few interesting pieces but nothing that wowed. The building is impressive and they did the Covid precautions well.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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JBH wrote a review Sep 2020
199 contributions29 helpful votes
I was so amazed at everything this museum had to offer. It is an art and history museum wrapped into one. There were sevrel times I had to remind myself that I was in an art museum and not a history museum. We spent 4 hours perusing the museum. There is a pay pArking lot across the street from the museum. Some COVID notes: buy your tickets ahead online, they will take your temperature upon arrival, the first hour is reserved for those with special health precautions, the open entrance is to the left of the building from the parking lot, one of the exits let you come out at the lot
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Date of experience: August 2020
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