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“If You Haven't Been There, You Don't Know What You're Missing”

Detroit Institute of Arts
Ranked #1 of 140 things to do in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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“If You Haven't Been There, You Don't Know What You're Missing”
Reviewed 2 May 2012

I've love the DIA since I was a little girl. And believe me, that was several decades ago! There is so much to see and enjoy and learn there. Some of the times I've loved best are when it's not crowded and you can just spend as much time as you want with each exhibit.

Visited November 2011
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Los Gatos, California
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“must visit”
Reviewed 2 May 2012

excellent museum in an interesting building the original built in 1927. It's said to be the 5th largest collection in the U.S. and it is indeed an excellent collection. I saw only a fraction in the 4 hours I was there; many treasures. The cafeteria food was quite decent.

Visited April 2012
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Bloomfield Hills
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“World Class Museum - See it soon”
Reviewed 1 May 2012

One of the few wonderful things in Detroit (unfortunately). The Diego Rivera murals are stupendous, as is much of the other art. What can you say about one of the great museums in America? Don't miss it if you're nearby.

Visited September 2011
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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“Great Art!”
Reviewed 30 April 2012

This place always surprises. The Thinker is out front, good modern art gallery, beautiful medieval chapel... Nice for winter Sunday afternoons.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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“One of America's most spectacular art museums”
Reviewed 30 April 2012

After numerous visits here, I never grow tired of the DIA! Do not miss the Diego Riviera room and the free ipad tour with videos showing Riviera painting the frescoes in the 1930's. Plan to eat in the excellent cafeteria and be sure to visit the outstanding gift shop. This is truly a world-class museum.

Visited April 2012
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