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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. For Detroit Institute of Arts and beyond, use our Detroit trip builder to get the most from your Detroit vacation.
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  • We had been advised to see this and we were very glad we were. It has many very interesting exhibits with interesting works of art. Unfortunately they are doing construction so some exhibits are close...  more »
  • They offer a variety of concerts, exhibits and artistic things to do. It can be part of an all day experience in the cultural center  more »
  • The museum has so much to offer. We toured the African and Asian section on our most recent visit. Interesting art and good explanations. Also puppets! The murals are always worth a look.  more »
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  • I visited the DIA a few months back. It was the first time I had been there in years and I LOVE the remodeling they have done. It is very up to date and easy to navigate and see different types of art in several theme based exhibits. It is a great place to learn outside of the classroom and I love seeing how they have brought it up to date. I took my family with me from infant to 70s and everyone loved it. The cafe is a great place to unwind, have a coffee and light snack. There is also a cafeteria where you can get lunch. You could easily spend a whole day visiting all the exhibits. Plus there are several hands on learning stations that help kids to examine the exhibits and learn more about what they are seeing. We will be back to visit the next time we are in town.
  • 1. They have baby changing stations in the Men's and Women's bathrooms. 2. They have a very nice lactation room 3. Check out the family events on Sundays, but do arrive at least 10-15 minutes early. Seating is often limited. 4. The 'Lumin' experience they offer is super cool, allowing you to see many of the exhibits in different ways. Families using it were much more engaged! 5. And lots of amazing art in many different styles from across the world and through quite a lengthy time span : )
  • Amazing selection despite so much being under construction. Time and money well spent! The aides in the galleries were helpful and knowledgeable. I learned LOADS about Dutch painting and luxurious French living from one amazing lady in particular. A must see!
  • A world class art museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts is a jewel among Detroit's rich and sophisticated cultural offerings. The auto industry bestowed a great legacy on the Motor City, in terms of museums, concert halls, theatres and other cultural venues. DIA houses an array of exhibits that cater to many interests. Multiple visits will provide many sources of enjoyment and enrichment. Individual pieces of art are superbly curated and presented. Of course, the Diego Rivera murals are worthy of a visit to the Rivera Court alone! Not to be missed.
  • The art is super cool and from all over the world. The arrangement of the different rooms to reflect the style and age of the art inside makes it even cooler. Also, there is a hidden bar at the very center of the museum with fun treats and an opportunity to dine surrounded by world history right in the heart of Detroit.