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Detroit Institute of Arts

Art Museum and Art Gallery
Wayne State, Detroit
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  • John R.
    John Ruffing1 week ago
    The Diego Rivera mural alone makes it worth the trip! If you are there during normal business hours, check out the murals at the Detroit Public Library just west of the DIA across Woodward.
  • Rick C.
    Rick Carter2 weeks ago
    You have to see the Diego Rivera Gallery yourself. The photos not only don't do it justice, but they tend to just show the labor-positive aspects. The art shows the positive and the negative duality.
  • Rick C.
    Rick CarterNovember 25, 2016
    The gallery frescoed entirely by Diego Rivera had me awestruck.
  • Larisa G.
    Larisa GrollemondAugust 13, 2016
    Lovely museum to explore. Make sure to see the Rivera murals and the medieval galleries!
  • Libby
    LibbyJuly 9, 2016
    Art, cafe,
  • Brent M.
    Brent MeyersJune 24, 2016
    The wide range of art in a space that will amaze you. Add free admission for tri-county residents and $7 parking the DIA becomes the entertainment bargain in the Detroit Metro area.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HootonJune 4, 2016
    I need to soak in Rivera court
  • Miguel S.
    Miguel SenquizMay 10, 2016
    Let's go look at the Diego Rivera!
  • Scott P.
    Scott PakulskiApril 22, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    It's a great museum
  • Thomas R.
    Thomas RekemApril 6, 2016
    Thomas Rekem cares about animals and loves help them whenever possible.
  • Raquel C.
    Raquel Cantero AlfaroMarch 28, 2016
    It's a must!! Very interesting Museum
  • Thomas R.
    Thomas RekemMarch 17, 2016
    Thomas Rekem enjoys playing ultimate Frisbee and is part of a league. He played for many years before talking his friends into creating a team and joining the league.
  • Steph R.
    Steph RojasMarch 8, 2016
    Awesome!!! I love it😊
  • Ginny C.
    Ginny CorderoFebruary 28, 2016
    Awesome art museum, the café is outstanding. Kresge court is eclectic & has good music. There's way too much to this place than meets the eye, do your research!
  • Susie I.
    Susie IstockFebruary 19, 2016
    Manoogian wing is amazing!
  • Ian C.
    Ian CoatesFebruary 13, 2016
    The ancient art.
  • Ian C.
    Ian CoatesFebruary 13, 2016
    The Grecia and Roman art.
  • Ian C.
    Ian CoatesFebruary 13, 2016
    Loved the Roman Era art, as well as the Greek pottery.
  • Ian C.
    Ian CoatesFebruary 13, 2016
    Loved the Roman Era art.
  • Erin B.
    Erin BrodhagenJanuary 22, 2016
    This is a Detroit gem!!! And if you are a Wayne, Oakland, or Macomb County resident, entry is free!! Please check out our art's fantastic
  • Steve K.
    Steve KaiserNovember 25, 2015
    30 Americans is amazing...Duck duck noose is moving.
  • Ricardo M.
    Ricardo Martinez SalasNovember 19, 2015
    Diego Rivera's murals are a must-see.
  • Jake W.
    Jake WesorickNovember 9, 2015
    Awesome art. Peaceful cafe with coffee in the middle. Also check out the live music on Friday nights!
  • Ronita G.
    Ronita GriffinNovember 7, 2015
    30 Americans
  • Alisson S.
    Alisson Soche-ForeroNovember 1, 2015
    Marcel Duchamp's
  • Kathleen
    KathleenSeptember 1, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Pet the donkey! The only piece in the museum you're allowed to touch to show the damage our grubby little hands can have.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    Shows a mix of contemporary and classic films. Tickets are cheap, there’s a cafe that serves wine upstairs and you can see the museum’s Diego Rivera murals before the show. Read more
  • Edwulf
    EdwulfJune 5, 2015
    Plan your visit, take your time (4-5 hrs) here is a mural painted by Diego Rivera. The only one outside of Mexico. All sections are very good and not too crowded. Sit down and relax!!!
  • Zak H.
    Zak HillJune 2, 2015
    Loved all of Kahlo's art! Highly recommend; there's a lot to do
  • Jose M.
    Jose MedinaMay 24, 2015
    The Diego Rivera murals are pretty breathe taking.
  • Irma Z.
    Irma ZandlMay 10, 2015
    Rivera murals are great and contemporary collection quite good. Sad to see this museum struggle for attendance.
  • Carlos P.
    Carlos PavaApril 26, 2015
    Rivera's day!
  • Pablito H.
    Pablito HdezMarch 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Rivera Court amazing
  • Zombie
    ZombieSeptember 29, 2014
    Diego Rivera mural is overwhelming in scale and relevant in content to Detroit's industrial history
  • paul t.
    paul tSeptember 14, 2014
    Live in the tri-county area? Your taxes paid the price of admission already.
  • Aaron
    AaronSeptember 2, 2014
    Decent collection, their modern selection has more impressionists than traditional modernism. Great cafe and low entry fee.
  • Scott B.
    Scott BensonAugust 27, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Kresgee Court is the place to do work
  • Joshua
    JoshuaAugust 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    world class museum.
  • Rachel R.
    Rachel RothbarthAugust 16, 2014
    I could play here all day and still not see everything! The DIA has so much to offer. It's a great museum and definitely worth a visit.
  • SofiaE 💛💙
    SofiaE 💛💙July 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Bruce Weber exhibit is awesome. True spirit of Detroit.
  • MsTwixt M.
    MsTwixt MsTwixtJuly 18, 2014
    Bruce Weber exhibit (thru Sept 2014) is SO worth it. Have a glass of wine in the Kresge atrium during a break
  • Destiny H.
    Destiny HoltJuly 17, 2014
    Always beautiful! One of my favorite places to go!
  • GM Renaissance Center
    The GM Renaissance Center is a great place to go for lunch or dinner after visiting the DIA:
  • Kristen P.
    Kristen PMay 11, 2014
    Free admission to Oakland , Macomb & Wayne counties!
  • Tatiana L.
    Tatiana LvMay 10, 2014
    Murals of Diego Rivera are awesome!!!
  • Jenni M.
    Jenni MurrayApril 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The Samurai exhibit was great!
  • LaTonya L.
    LaTonya LewisMarch 31, 2014
    This should be on EVERY American Art Lover's Bucket List, They have the original Howdy Doody Doll!
  • Miranda R.
    Miranda ReidMarch 27, 2014
    My favorite place in all Of Detroit!!!
  • Nkosi F. @.
    Nkosi F. @JustNkosi (follow me)March 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The samurai are here.
  • Daniil S.
    Daniil SamsonovMarch 2, 2014
    They serve alcohol and have live music on Friday nights!
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