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Detroit Institute of Arts
Ranked #1 of 155 things to do in Detroit
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

I went to the DIA today after having not been there since I was a child. It is every bit as amazing now as it was when I was 10. There is something for every age group. Go check it out. Also, it's free if you live in certain counties. Even if you don't live in one of those counties, there are a lot of deductions on admission. Full price is $8 which isn't bad. I recommend this one for everyone.

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Reviewed January 24, 2013

I recently went to the DIA for their Faberge exhibit and am glad I hadn't planned on doing anything else that day. While i'd heard the Faberge exhibit would take about an hour, it took me almost double that. After the special exhibit, I spent most of the day wondering in and out of the other permanent exhibits. The wide variety and spectacular collections that the DIA has on hand is remarkable. I could have spent several more hours taking in the beauty but could not because they closed. If you have any appreciation for art or history, the DIA is worth a day. I can't wait to go back. The 1st bonus is that residents of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties have free admission. The 2nd bonus the cafeteria on the first floor had amazing food at a very reasonable price. I was not prepared for that at all.

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Reviewed January 24, 2013

This is a must-see venue when in Detroit. The DIA is a Detroit institution with a balanced collection of classical art, native, African American, and mid-century art. Minimal modern art. Half the fun is looking at how much of the collection was donated by the local automobile barons back in the day. And take your time to soak up the Diego Rivera murals which take up an entire courtyard area within the museum.
Parking can be difficult so you may want to take a cab to the museum and walk back along historic Woodward Avenue.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We love the DIA and visit many time throughout the year. The artwork is beautifully displayed, the collections are amazing, and the building itself is wonderful. This is a family-friendly museum with special care given to making the galleries interesting and accessible to children as will as adults. WE love the special exhibits as well--just attended the Faberge exhibit and it was fantastic. Wonderful staff and volunteers as well. We spent a great deal of time talking with a volunteer in the Rivera court at our last exhibit. The security staff is helpful and friendly--I was at a museum this summer where the guards hovered over patrons and it was very uncomfortable. Even the food at the D
IA is great!

Thank Becky T
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Always a great place to visit. It is very easy to spend hours in this place--there is so much to see. The Fabrege' exhibit is not to be missed--it is exquisite to say the least. Pick your favorite artist --or two or three--and just enjoy. There is seating in many areas. Beauty for not only your eyes but for your inner you. The cafe is a nice place to have lunch too. The selections are very good & the price is reasonable. Ample parking accross the street for only $5.00.

Thank Alice T
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