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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 love the DIA. It is a world class museum with something for all interests. Great history, exceptional exhibits (both new and old). Love to go to the Kresge Cafe for a glass of wine and to watch all...  more »
  • I read that this is the fifth largest art museum in America. I can believe it. It is truly impressive (not just for Detroit or for mid-west, but truly world-class) Bonus: Its free admission for most l...  more »
  • Amazing Museum. We spent most of one day here, the museum was well put together, had a vast collection to suit any art lover. The food in the cafe was very good. Please go if you are in Detroit!  more »
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  • 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.
  • You can't go wrong heading here. I don't really know art or would say I like art.. But I have been here three times over the last year and loved it each time.
  • 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.
  • If you like seeing history of the world, this is a must see. They don't charge fees to residents of Wayne County; however, I would suggest offering a donation for the operation of the building and restoration processes.
  • The DIA keeps getting and better! Not only the variety of exhibits they bring but the film theater always have amazing displays which I enjoy with my husband!