Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit

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Detroit Institute of Arts boasts more than 100 galleries containing some of the most significant works from around the world--including Diego Rivera's famous Detroit Industry frescoes. Since the museum's founding in 1883, its permanent collection of American art has remained one of its most impressive assets, with the addition of the General Motors Center for African American Art. However, the museum houses more than 65,000 diverse pieces, ranging from Egyptian mummies to French-Impressionist paintings. The museum is on the National Register of Historic Places and hosts a number of visiting exhibitions, concerts, and events year-round. Detroit Institute of Arts is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Detroit Edition.
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  • Visited a couple times to see the Monet and E. Church exhibit, which were both outstanding. Hung out in the small gallery cafe under the main floor. Very hip! Then, back again for a concert and movie ...  more »
  • Love, Love, Love the Detroit Art Institute! Serene atmosphere to view a wonderful variety of Artists. Also enjoy the foreign fils snd The Crystal Room.  more »
  • I heard that this place was scheduled for closure in the 80s or 90s because it ran out of money and the wonderful pieces of art were going to sold off. That would have been a travesty. This museum is ...  more »
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  • Came from Canada to come visit the Detroit Institute of Arts and let me tell you.. one of the best places I have visited! If you want to view the whole museum properly you better get there at opening. We spent all day there and we loved it! They have all kinds of art and history here!! There was never a dull moment in this art museum! I definitely record going here if you are going to tour around Detroit! It’s a must see!!
  • When I was in younger in elementary school we took a field trip here, that was 8+ years ago. Recently I had went back there, and let me tell you, its even better than I remember. I love that if you're a local resident you can get in for free, and if you want to see the special exhibit you have to pay, which I did and it was lovely! I would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes art, or even those who don't. It is such a calm and relaxing feeling to be there. Parking is odd, you have the street or the lots behind the building but besides that all is great! If I could I would give 10/5 stars!
  • The atrium was a beautiful space with an indoor outdoor feel. The museum was very busy on a Sunday. The artwork was amazing. Some of the work looked so real that it almost looked 3D. There were also many religious works of art and crucifixes. It was expansive and there was more than I could see in the short time that I was there. The museum is free to people who live in Detroit.
  • One of the top must-visit spots in Detroit. A real jewel. World class art museum that's very accessible for all. Kresge Court is one of my favorite spots to chill and I love eating at the cafeteria. I go there several times a year.
  • Excellent mix of Renaissance, modern, contemporary and medieval art. Wonderful winding halls sending you through multiple periods. I had never been here so I was very impressed with the amount of pieces they have on display. If you have an interest and chance to go, you should make this a stop while visiting Detroit.
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