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.
Check out the most awesome Rivera Court and Diego Rivera's incredible fresco murals.
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.
Bring the kids. Lots of great things to do and learn
Find and touch "Artie the Donkey" - the bronze donkey statue that is the only piece of art you're allowed to touch.
Go to the modern art section and check out Mark Rothko's paintings.
A really good place to visit. Discover the art in you!
Family Sundays at the DIA are perfect for kids and families. Puppet shows, storytellers, art-making workshops and more.
Great gift shop for unique gifts. Members get a discount.
Check out the Van Gogh Self Portrait and the Sintenis Brass Donkey!
I can spend all day here
grab an easel and draw in the galleries
Don't forget to view Vincent van Gogh's Self Portrait - the first van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum.
Be sure to check out Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry fresco paintings.
It is one of Detroit's gems. They often have special exhibits and live music. Check out their website before you plan a trip!
Best cafe value is the salad.
It's not a trip to Detroit without the Diego Rivera murals.
A must see if you are in Detroit. Spend at least 4 hours wandering the impressive collection.
Definitely check out the Avedon before it's gone. Richard Avedon is one of the pinnacle fashion photographers and the exhibit is outstanding.
the newly revamped areas of the museum expose artworks long unseen...this is a must see museum if you are in the area
The Bruce Weber exhibit is awesome. True spirit of Detroit.
Diego Rivera Court. Amazing.
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.
Make sure you eat at there Cafe its amazing
Rembrandt: Face of JesusMust See
Hung happened here. Lenore teaches Ray and Tanya an unorthodox art lesson. Do you know under which painting?
Kresge Court is a great place to get a little work done.
Check out the current exhibit and wander through the permanent collection. Dip a hand in the outdoor fountain when no one's looking.
Sunday Brunch with Bach: Brunch in the Kresge Court with live classical music for $35.00
History of Photograph
Diego Rivera mural is overwhelming in scale and relevant in content to Detroit's industrial history
They serve alcohol and have live music on Friday nights!
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.
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A Family Past-time
Come on Friday nights for an extra special evening.
Go in with a plan...to come back a second or third time!
The Shirin Neshat exhibit is not to be missed.
Shirin Neshat exhibition was dope.
Sometimes I just need really high ceilings. Attended a Japanese tea ceremony and floral arrangement lecture a few years ago, must revisit soon.
See the Van Gogh's "Bedroom in Arles" at the DIA now through May 28th!
See the Bruegel!
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.
The Rivera Court is stunning in sunlight!