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Detroit Institute of Arts

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Address: 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202-4094
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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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The treasure of detroit

Is one the most beautiful museums of arts i ever visited. With a rich history, culture and diversity. If you are in detroit you must visit it. And enjoy a glass of wine with some... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Is one the most beautiful museums of arts i ever visited. With a rich history, culture and diversity. If you are in detroit you must visit it. And enjoy a glass of wine with some aged cheese at their Cafeteria.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

So many important artwork, that leaves you speechless! Diego Rivera's mural at the entrance of DIA, definitely leaves the visitor in awe. Don't forget to dine in Kresge Court.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the best art museums in the country. The Rivera mural is symbolic of the city and the building itself is beautiful. Excellent collection as well as great special shows.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This beautiful place offers a great variety of ancient and modern art pieces, spanning from Babilonia, Egyptian, Greek culture to pre-Columbian cultures like Inca, Maya and Aztec. The Museum has lots of galleries with famous paintings from Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso just to mention a few. Also, the Diego Rivera's Wing offers an astonishing work from the Mexican muralist. If... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The DIA never disappoints! The building itself is a masterpiece that you could wander around all day. The full time exhibits allow you to see some beautiful and well known pieces of art by many artists. They also have special exhibits that you can visit at an additional cost, so make sure to check the schedule so you can plan... More 

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

It is great for travels and families and schools for field trips because knowledge is power. Art is culture and the Detroit Institute of Arts has a lot of culture for the mind.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Have seen many time now with a docent that opened it up so much more Lunch in court yard wonderful Will return it's bee to long

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I go back here very often.I particularly like to have something to drink listening to music in the courtyard after viewing the art.Always something to evoke thoughts and feelings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a first-rate museum! I have visited here my entire life and it never gets old. There is something here for everyone; young or old, and every culture is represented. There is old and new artist. The shopping is awesome for children and adults, you will find the best souverneirs in the world. If you visit Detroit, this is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The DIA has a great permanent collection and lots more besides - there's always something new to see, and they do a fine job of including the whole community in their exhibits and activities. This weekend we saw Chinese puppets and calligraphers and artists as part of the lunar new year celebrations, visited an interesting exhibition on coffee, tea, and... More 

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