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Detroit Institute of Arts

5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202-4094
+1 313-833-7900
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Awesome collection

This museum was saved from ruin when the city wanted to sell off the collection to fix the city... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kropell
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Oslo, Norway
Great collection

I really enjoyed the sections on modern and contemporary art. The collection includes works by... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dario2788
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202-4094
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum was saved from ruin when the city wanted to sell off the collection to fix the city budget. People accepted higher taxes and businesses donated to keep it all together. Loved the diversity and the quality of the exhibitions. We were there a...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I really enjoyed the sections on modern and contemporary art. The collection includes works by Giacometti, Bacon, Rothko, Van Gogh and Renoir. Nice coffee shop, too. Unfortunately, the rooms dedicated to photography were closed when I visited. The tour guide was also not very interesting.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

When the wealthy residents of Detroit bought and donated art to the DIA in the early 20th century - they bought AMAZING pieces of art: The Thinker (cast #3) greets you outside. You would be impressed with this museum if you only walked through the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I love art museums and since we were rained out of our plans, we had a day to spend here. I was so impressed with their collections. My only complaint was that it was a bit difficult to navigate. Amazing museum. A must go if...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great examples of art. We focused on the European collection. The displays are nicely coordinated. Also have a cafe with excellent coffee and brownies.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The DIA is deceptively large, and even a quick walkthrough deserves at least two hours. In the central courtyard you will find Diego Rivera's mural, which is a feast for the eyes and reveals more layers of meaning with each inspection. I recommend budgeting four...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

AN AMAZING Collection. Paul was fun on the highlights and Denise was fantastic at the Diego Rivera murals. Good cafeteria too

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The permanent collection here is stellar. If you love paintings - Picasso, Matisse, Wyeth, O'Keefe, Carvaggio and more are all here. Their exhibits are fun and entertaining as well.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

easy to spend 3 or 4 hours wandering around and seeing a ton of art and historic collections Even a few master painters in the collection Rodin, Van Gogh to name a few quality museum the likes of Washington DC would tour again as it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I have been to several art museums. This one is slightly below average. The mummy attraction is not worth the extra fee. Staff out on floor in the museum were borderline rude to us.

Thank Chris R
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