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Detroit Institute of Arts

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Address: 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202-4094
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+1 313-833-7900
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Tue - Thu 09:00 - 16:00
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Considered to house one of the best art collections in the United States,...

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.

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One of the best art museums

I've been to art museums all over the country and in Europe. I have to say the DIA is one of my favorite. I love the layout. The workers of the museum are always very nice... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've been to art museums all over the country and in Europe. I have to say the DIA is one of my favorite. I love the layout. The workers of the museum are always very nice, knowledgeable, and helpful. There are many beautiful works of art. It is truly a treasure in Detroit and a definite stop for anyone visiting!

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Westland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This really is a gem that we have in our backyard. It has every period you could hope to find and has a bit of something for everyone's liking. And a bonus...if you are a Wayne, Oakland, or Macomb County resident, admission is free. I was also lucky enough to check out the dance exhibit that was held there as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The DIA is a cultural gem. I am very glad that Detroit has such a wonderful place. We went this time to see the coffee, tea and chocolate exhibit. That was nice but we really enjoyed the ambiance in Kresge court where you can just sit and relax with a drink or food. The Detroit After Dark exhibit was nice... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is a great weekend visit. You can see just about any style of art you'd want to see. Parking is fairly easy too.

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Thank X-Man2112
Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always interesting....very clean..very comfortable...explore at your own pace or take a tour. special showings are always switching out so never boring

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Thank donbon1997
Greeneville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So glad the DIA is intact and in Detroit where it was always meant to be. Went for the first time a couple years ago when the future of the museum was up in the air. Thank god they were able to hold onto a most amazing and thorough collection that makes it on par with any of the best... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must see if you are in Detroit. There is something for everyone to see, from ancient art to newer paintings. They have a wonderful coffee shop in the court well designed. Check the movie theater for show times and catch a documentary.

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Thank Michele A
Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A nice way to spend the day in Detroit. Not quite the Louvre or Van Gogh museum but a very nice collection for a smaller Midwest urban city! A nice collection and I imagine will only get better as the city gains popularity!

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Waterford, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A great museum in it's own right, and a reminder of the world-class city Detroit used to be. Lots of improvement since they re-organized a few years ago. Main weakness is limited parking - arrive early!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent museum with a very fine collection. The layout is varied and interesting and the building reflects the exhibits - it is very cleverly done. The information boards are superb - among the best I have ever seen. The staff are also helpful and friendly. We enjoyed our time here enormously and went back two days later... More 

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