Detroit Institute of Arts

5200 Woodward Ave (btwn E Kirby & Farnsworth), Detroit, MI 48202, United States
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Closed until 10:00 AM Wednesday (Show more)
  • Wed–Thu
    • 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
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  • HISTORY

    Founded in 1885, the DIA's collection is among the top 6 in the US. In 2000 the DIA opened the GM Center for African American Art in order to broaden the museum's collection of African American art.

    HISTORY · April 22, 2010
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  • Detroit Institute of Arts

    Visit the Rivera Court, Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry fresco paintings! Read more

    Detroit Institute of Arts · August 30, 2010
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  • Detroit Institute of Arts

    Go to the CafeDIA or Kresge Court Coffee shop lunch! Read more

    Detroit Institute of Arts · August 30, 2010
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  • Edgar S.

    Check out the most awesome Rivera Court and Diego Rivera's incredible fresco murals.

    Edgar Sarmiento · February 2, 2010
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  • Perry Ellis

    The Detroit Institute of the Arts is a beacon of culture for the Detroit area. Carrying multicultural and multinational collections, the DIA will never disappoint.

    Perry Ellis · February 23, 2011
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  • Grosse Pointey g.

    Bring the kids. Lots of great things to do and learn

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  • Jeff

    Find and touch "Artie the Donkey" - the bronze donkey statue that is the only piece of art you're allowed to touch.

    Jeff · February 16, 2010
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  • Detroit Institute of Arts

    Have you gone to Friday Night Live yet? The DIA is open late every Friday night with live music, art-making workshops, drawing in the galleries, guided tours and much more. Read more

    Detroit Institute of Arts · August 30, 2010
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  • Maria C.

    Go to the modern art section and check out Mark Rothko's paintings.

    Maria Cucchiara · June 17, 2010
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  • Cyndi Y.

    A really good place to visit. Discover the art in you!

    Cyndi Y · December 14, 2009
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  • VisitDetroit

    Family Sundays at the DIA are perfect for kids and families. Puppet shows, storytellers, art-making workshops and more.

    VisitDetroit · June 5, 2012
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  • Maureen F.

    Great gift shop for unique gifts. Members get a discount.

    Maureen Francis REALTOR · June 13, 2010
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  • Lance A.

    Check out the Van Gogh Self Portrait and the Sintenis Brass Donkey!

    Lance Aquilina · April 1, 2010
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  • Allison S.

    I can spend all day here

    Allison Sexton · August 11, 2010
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  • Scott L.

    grab an easel and draw in the galleries

    Scott Lange · September 27, 2009
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  • Michael G.

    Great cafeteria

    Michael Green · April 13, 2010
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  • VisitDetroit

    Don't forget to view Vincent van Gogh's Self Portrait - the first van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum.

    VisitDetroit · March 14, 2012
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  • VisitDetroit

    Be sure to check out Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry fresco paintings.

    VisitDetroit · March 14, 2012
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  • The Woodward Spine

    It is one of Detroit's gems. They often have special exhibits and live music. Check out their website before you plan a trip!

    The Woodward Spine · December 2, 2011
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  • DetroitUnspun B.

    Best cafe value is the salad.

    DetroitUnspun Bulldog · April 9, 2011
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  • Detroit Institute of Arts

    Visit In Your Dreams: 500 Years of Imaginary Prints exhibition at the DIA. Read more

    Detroit Institute of Arts · September 22, 2010
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  • Chris S.

    It's not a trip to Detroit without the Diego Rivera murals.

    Chris Stergalas · February 8, 2012
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  • DETROIT:2012 !.

    A must see if you are in Detroit. Spend at least 4 hours wandering the impressive collection.

    DETROIT:2012 ! · August 17, 2011
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  • Marty J.

    Check out Cotopaxi by Frederic Church in the American Art before 1950 exhibit. There are works by better known artists in the DIA's collection but that work never fails to take my breath away. Read more

    Marty Johnson · January 27, 2010
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  • Janelle R.

    Definitely check out the Avedon before it's gone. Richard Avedon is one of the pinnacle fashion photographers and the exhibit is outstanding.

    Janelle Rogers · December 16, 2009
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  • Mark R.

    the newly revamped areas of the museum expose artworks long unseen...this is a must see museum if you are in the area

    Mark Rowland · November 26, 2009
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  • SofiaE 💋💜💛💋

    The Bruce Weber exhibit is awesome. True spirit of Detroit.

    SofiaE 💋💜💛💋 · July 20, 2014
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  • Gary C.

    Diego Rivera Court. Amazing.

    Gary Chou · February 2, 2014
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  • Robert S.

    As you go from gallery to gallery you will be constantly amazed. This museum is a true gem. Self guided tours, docents to help you and of course, the Rivera Industrial murals.

    Robert Smith · October 30, 2013
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  • Blake B.

    Make sure you eat at there Cafe its amazing

    Blake Brady · December 15, 2011
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  • Peter C.

    Rembrandt: Face of JesusMust See

    Peter Christenhusz · November 19, 2011
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  • HBO

    Hung happened here. Lenore teaches Ray and Tanya an unorthodox art lesson. Do you know under which painting?

    HBO · September 3, 2011
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  • Cheryl V L.

    Kresge Court is a great place to get a little work done.

    Cheryl V Lang · February 2, 2011
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  • Jeremy L.

    Check out the current exhibit and wander through the permanent collection. Dip a hand in the outdoor fountain when no one's looking.

    Jeremy Lindemann · September 21, 2010
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  • Stephanie

    Sunday Brunch with Bach: Brunch in the Kresge Court with live classical music for $35.00

    Stephanie · May 9, 2010
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  • Tracie H.

    History of Photograph

    Tracie Hilder · January 22, 2010
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  • Zombie

    Diego Rivera mural is overwhelming in scale and relevant in content to Detroit's industrial history

    Zombie · September 29, 2014
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  • Daniil S.

    They serve alcohol and have live music on Friday nights!

    Daniil Samsonov · March 2, 2014
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  • Greg B.

    A fantastic art gallery. It displays art and provides signage in a way that helps you savor art even if you aren't educated in art appreciation or history.

    Greg Briggs · February 8, 2014
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  • Cassandras22❤

    ♥ This Piece!

    Cassandras22❤ · August 26, 2013
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  • Cassandras22❤

    A Family Past-time

    Cassandras22❤ · August 26, 2013
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  • Ian M.

    Come on Friday nights for an extra special evening.

    Ian McGill · August 10, 2013
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  • Mitsy C.

    Go in with a plan...to come back a second or third time!

    Mitsy Chanel-Blot · June 20, 2013
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  • Shanon M.

    The Shirin Neshat exhibit is not to be missed.

    Shanon Marie · May 24, 2013
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  • Shazzra A.

    Shirin Neshat exhibition was dope.

    Shazzra Ahmad · April 13, 2013
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  • Autumn M.

    Sometimes I just need really high ceilings. Attended a Japanese tea ceremony and floral arrangement lecture a few years ago, must revisit soon.

    Autumn May · March 26, 2013
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  • Jason E.

    See the Van Gogh's "Bedroom in Arles" at the DIA now through May 28th!

    Jason E · March 4, 2013
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  • Neil M.

    See the Bruegel!

    Neil McLean · January 12, 2013
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  • Darlene C.

    So much to see at the DIA and don't forget about all the special events for children. The Detroit Institute of Arts is one of the best Art Museum's in the World.

    Darlene C · June 12, 2012
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  • James W.

    The Rivera Court is stunning in sunlight!

    James Witman · February 3, 2012
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