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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. Detroit Institute of Arts is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
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  • We primarily attended to see the Car Design special exhibit which was fantastic. They do have a very good selection of American artists and European impressionists. 
    We primarily attended to see the Car Design special exhibit which was fantastic. They do have a very good selection of American artists and European impressionists.  more »
  • In November,I was fortunate enough to spend a delightful day,perusing its delightful collection of Art with devotional themes from the late 13th Century up to the 16th Century.From the 14th Century,I....  more
    In November,I was fortunate enough to spend a delightful day,perusing its delightful collection of Art with devotional themes from the late 13th Century up to the 16th Century.From the 14th Century,I....  more »
  • Go for the Diego Rivera murals alone and definitely talk with the docents. They are very knowledgeable. Then visit the remaining artwork. A lovely manageable museum with a terrific courtyard... 
    Go for the Diego Rivera murals alone and definitely talk with the docents. They are very knowledgeable. Then visit the remaining artwork. A lovely manageable museum with a terrific courtyard...  more »
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  • Free locker storage. Large gift shop with decently sized jewelry selection. Sit down styled restaurant located in front. Great place to stage photos. Would definitely say that it’s cheaper for residences of Michigan and near by zip codes. Absolutely stunning architecture and stonework litter the building, it definitely would take a half day to completely go through each gallery in the museum.
  • A incredibly clean and quiet place with an awesome cafe. The front desk staff was incredibly helpful and nice. The artwork was amazing and the artifacts were fantastic. Like most museums the gift shop was a bit expensive. But it was 14 dollars per person, and was worth every penny.
  • This place is incredible! If you show your Military ID, you're party gets to explore FREE of charge! That was much appreciated! I've been twice, and can't wait to go back. There is always something new and amazing to see! My friend, an artist, actually cried when she saw the Monet's! She's waited her whole life to see his work! Their cafe is phenomenal, as well. The food is superb, and the setting is beautiful, and just so relaxing! There's people that sit there for hours, working remotely, or studying, and I would, too, if I had to choose! Carve out at least 3 hours of your time to see the whole museum!
  • Lots of fun seeing the murals, special shows and touring pieces. Have a love for the arts and once ran into a private teacher whom I took a class from on my last visit to Taiwan. Building creative skills like my art teacher friend would say is very important. She suggests painting pottery and poetry are some of the liberal arts to learn. I would add music and dance in importance.
  • Great art museum. Worth it for just the Diego Rivera frescoes. Nice cafeteria. Can easily spend all day there since there is so much to see. Helpful and friendly docents who are ready to assist with answering questions and giving insights. Highly recommended.

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