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Detroit Institute of Arts

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Address: 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202-4094
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+1 313-833-7900
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Tue - Thu 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Absolutely stunning. Love it every time I am here! If you love art, this is a must when in the area!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely stunning. Love it every time I am here! If you love art, this is a must when in the area!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Admission is 12.50 per adult and well worth the admission. Beautiful building and so many exhibits. It will take more than an afternoon to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Today I went to DIA, people at front that was very nice there .i was some wonderful exhibits The collections of the Department of The Arts of Asia and the Islamic World at the Detroit Institute of Arts comprise thousands of works of art produced in Asia and Middle East, from antiquity through the present, as well as from North... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The DIA is a beautiful, well kept museum. There is so much beautiful art to view and respect. And there's no rush, you just go at your own pace, stay as long as you like at each exhibit. This is a great place for people of all ages.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They have several great paintings there. They don't display them in a way that flows. It is kind of choppy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While there are some wonderful pieces, the museum was hard to navigate. I suspect there were many additions to the museum over the years, so it's a lot of up and down stairs and around long hallways. The organization reminded me of the Louvre. Kresge Court is a great place for lunch and relaxation.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to DIA, thinking it would be a simple walk thru of exhibits, however it is a maze. If you have limited time and are just visiting Detroit, review the building layout, and form a plan. If you dont, you will end up in multiple side rooms and run out of time to really study the time periods/work, you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A day to explore and share with community! Free films and great art! Too much to see in one day. So many friendly people and easy parking

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful educational place for any age. They have wonderful exhibits with very knowledgeable personnel. It was truly a pleasure to be visit this museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Growing up I never appreciated how wonderful our Detroit Institute of Arts was. I thought all cities had comparable museums. Was I wrong! I've been to many touted museums around the United States and in Europe. Our DIA is a Class A museum that ranks up there with many famous museums around the world. Come to midtown and see and... More 

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