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Detroit Institute of Arts

Art Museum and Art Gallery
Wayne State, Detroit
  • This art museum is famous for their museums. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Pablito H.
    "A must the Rivera Court ask for ipad tourguide"(10 Tips)
    Christina C.
    "Be sure to stop by the romantic Kresge Court for a bite to eat!"(6 Tips)
    IrmaZandl T.
    "Rivera murals are great and contemporary collection quite good."(19 Tips)
    Marty J.
    "Cotopaxi by Frederic Church in the American Art before 1950 exhibit."(5 Tips)
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  • Nayeli J.
    Nayeli JiménezNovember 7, 2017
    Live music on Friday nights.
  • Gerry
    GerryOctober 20, 2017
    the art that is there is wonderful and the architecture of the building is great also
  • Peter M.
    Peter MilneSeptember 9, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    The collection, staff and volunteers
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelAugust 29, 2017
    The Detroit Institute of Arts displays an impressive collection of African-American art, in addition to its holdings of American, European, Asian, African, Native American, and Islamic art. Read more
  • Marc G.
    Marc GundersonAugust 14, 2017
    An impressive and diverse collection.
  • Erin K.
    Erin KJuly 26, 2017
    Give yourself at least two hours. The exhibits are fantastic
  • cnelson ︻.
    Get jealous that you don't have a monkey.
  • Ahea S.
    Ahea SwayzJune 11, 2017
    Jazz on Sundays, the cafeteria...Oh and the art (lol)..
  • Elodie P.
    Elodie P.June 3, 2017
    This museum is incredible because of the large collection. You can discover any time of art with paintings, sculptures, is very educative. Must see: murals by Diego Rivera.
  • Brian B.
    Brian BubarMay 19, 2017
    World class exhibits and the architecture of the building itself is amazing, same with the scarab , library, Detroit Engineering society buildings. Just an icredible area and Art Institute.
  • Victoria S.
    Victoria SeayMay 13, 2017
    A phone app that will allow membership payments and options to donate will be nice. As well as keep people updated on the latest events held there with participant options. Just a thought.... -Vseay
  • Héctor A.
    Héctor AguileraApril 2, 2017
    Diego Rivera's Mural
  • Jahnabi B.
    Jahnabi BarooahFebruary 16, 2017
    Kresge Court is a charming place to drink coffee and do homework.
  • John R.
    John RuffingJanuary 10, 2017
    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 CarterJanuary 5, 2017
    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
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • IrmaZandl T.
    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!
  • Edgar M.
    Edgar MedinaFebruary 8, 2014
    Be careful where park your car.
  • Greg B.
    Greg BriggsFebruary 8, 2014
    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.
  • Jennifer B.
    Free Admission for all Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county residents!
  • Gary C.
    Gary ChouFebruary 2, 2014
    Diego Rivera Court. Amazing.
  • Nikki S.
    Nikki SchulzJanuary 5, 2014
    Amazing permanent collection and valet parking is worth it!
  • Torrie
    TorrieJanuary 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Buy a membership!
  • Jason M.
    Jason MotlaghDecember 31, 2013
    Fantastic place!
  • Vaishali P.
    Vaishali PatelDecember 28, 2013
    French and English art is a must-see! African American art is interesting too!
  • Gheysa P.
    Gheysa PradoDecember 22, 2013
    Take the free guided tour. It's really nice.
  • Christina C.
    Christina CollieDecember 7, 2013
    Be sure to stop by the romantic Kresge Court for a bite to eat!
  • Kara T.
    Kara TNovember 30, 2013
    Great Animation Special Exhibit, 100% worth the price!
  • Griff P.
    Griff PotterNovember 29, 2013
    Be sure to visit Kresege Court
  • Erin K.
    Erin KrollNovember 17, 2013
    The Art Of Animation is amazing! Come see it!
  • esther
    estherNovember 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't miss the Animation exhibit. Runs through 1/5/14.
  • SofiaE 💛💙
    SofiaE 💛💙November 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Today; Drawing in The Galleries, Steve Wood Quartet, and of course, Watch Me Move
  • Robert S.
    Robert SmithOctober 30, 2013
    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.
  • Paige P.
    Paige PellOctober 6, 2013
    Check out an iPad in the Rivera Court to explore these meals in depth...worth the time!
  • Sade T.
    Sade TealSeptember 28, 2013
    This place will put you in a different mind set
  • Elizabeth G.
    Elizabeth GutiérrezSeptember 23, 2013
    Great and big museum :)
  • Michael R.
    Michael RotgersSeptember 22, 2013
    Fantastic collection of many different types of pieces. The staff is friendly and the building is huge. Make sure you have a lot of time to fully experience the whole place.
  • Cassandras22♡
    Cassandras22♡August 26, 2013
    ♥ This Piece!
  • Cassandras22♡
    Cassandras22♡August 26, 2013
    A Family Past-time
  • Ian M.
    Ian McGillAugust 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Come on Friday nights for an extra special evening.
  • Abdul Hakeem H.
    Abdul Hakeem HasanJuly 6, 2013
  • Abdul Hakeem H.
    Abdul Hakeem HasanJune 30, 2013
    Located WRIGHT in multi cultural DeSTINATIONS DeTROIT HISTORICAL MUSEUMS DISTRICT this is a must visit priceless Michigan attraction
  • Mitsy C.
    Mitsy Chanel-BlotJune 20, 2013
    Go in with a come back a second or third time!
  • Sofía S.
    Sofía SyntaxxJune 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Detroit's cultural history is not for sale! Band together to save our museum!
  • Brendhan G.
    Brendhan GivensJune 3, 2013
    The photography section is small but oh so nice. Stop by Rivera's Court. I enjoyed that possibly most of all.
  • Shanon M.
    Shanon MarieMay 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Shirin Neshat exhibit is not to be missed.
  • Shanon M.
    Shanon MarieMay 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Motown Muse exhibit is incredible! Come by the museum to check it out, stay and explore the rest of the wonder!
  • Steve C.
    Steve CouchMay 5, 2013
    Be sure to spend some time taking in the Rivera Court murals. You'll notice something new each time.
  • Charles P.
    Charles ParentMay 4, 2013
    You can download the DIA app on AppStore to discover the Diego Rivera fresco. Very interesting support. It's FREE. :)
  • Shazzra A.
    Shazzra AhmadApril 13, 2013
    Shirin Neshat exhibition was dope.
  • Ronald V.
    Ronald V.March 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Van gouh's are AWESOME!
  • Autumn M.
    Autumn MayMarch 26, 2013
    Sometimes I just need really high ceilings. Attended a Japanese tea ceremony and floral arrangement lecture a few years ago, must revisit soon.
  • Jason E.
    Jason EMarch 4, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    See the Van Gogh's "Bedroom in Arles" at the DIA now through May 28th!
  • Neil M.
    Neil McLeanJanuary 12, 2013
    See the Bruegel!
  • Trevor J.
    Trevor JohnJanuary 6, 2013
    Check out the exhibits on the first floor, they are easily missed because they are smaller but sometimes they have some really cool stuff there.
  • Pablito H.
    Pablito HdezDecember 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    A must the Rivera Court ask for ipad tourguide
  • Juan Camilo C.
    Juan Camilo CamargoDecember 9, 2012
    The Cafe is a very good lunch option and the prices are acceptable despite being a museum food option.
  • Helen Chiu
    Helen ChiuNovember 27, 2012
    Closed on Mondays.
    KIMBERLY JOHNSOctober 27, 2012
    this is one my favorite places to go to. I have been there over 10 times and i will go another time or maybe even more. they offer alot of events, plus their gift shop is pretty sweet!
  • Darian R.
    Darian RawsonJune 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Diego Rivera mural. Plus, a pretty dope collection of contemporary art for us artsy fartsies.
  • Darlene C.
    Darlene CJune 12, 2012
    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.
  • VisitDetroit
    VisitDetroitJune 5, 2012
    Family Sundays at the DIA are perfect for kids and families. Puppet shows, storytellers, art-making workshops and more.
  • Jason E.
    Jason EMay 25, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The Crown Jewel of Detroit!
  • Cara W.
    Cara WeathersApril 20, 2012
    Monsieur Lazhar... in French
  • Ria Kitty
    Ria KittyMarch 29, 2012
    My face is Diego Court with ipad tour. Also must see The Nightmare.
  • VisitDetroit
    VisitDetroitMarch 14, 2012
    Don't forget to view Vincent van Gogh's Self Portrait - the first van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum.
  • VisitDetroit
    VisitDetroitMarch 14, 2012
    Be sure to check out Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry fresco paintings.
  • Royale M.
    Royale MMarch 11, 2012
    Second Sunday free admission!
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncMarch 2, 2012
    Did you know? The DIA is the second largest city-owned museum in the country, with a collection of art valued at over a billion dollars.
  • Chris S.
    Chris StergalasFebruary 8, 2012
    It's not a trip to Detroit without the Diego Rivera murals.
  • James W.
    James WitmanFebruary 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Rivera Court is stunning in sunlight!
  • tony k.
    tony kataiJanuary 21, 2012
    free fridays for detroit residents
  • Self Storage Specialists
    Self Storage SpecialistsJanuary 10, 2012
    An excellent resource for the Arts in Metro Detroit!
  • Blake B.
    Blake BradyDecember 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure you eat at there Cafe its amazing
  • Kyle
    KyleDecember 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Enter through the newly reopened Woodward entrance, not the side one along Farnsworth.
  • Vanessa M.
    Vanessa MDecember 11, 2011
    Marvel at Matisse, linger over Nocturn in Black and Gold.
  • Jakob S.
    Jakob ShukriDecember 3, 2011
    Rembrandt and the faces of Jesus exhibit is a must see before Christmas! Very very obliged to view a collection of masterpieces.
  • The Woodward Spine
    The Woodward SpineDecember 2, 2011
    It is one of Detroit's gems. They often have special exhibits and live music. Check out their website before you plan a trip!
  • Peter C.
    Peter ChristenhuszNovember 19, 2011
    Rembrandt: Face of JesusMust See
  • Kain
    KainSeptember 30, 2011
    Best place to go when vistiting Detroit. Lots of great art to see. Rivals the Met.
  • Chris S.
    Chris StergalasSeptember 26, 2011
    Take the free ipad tour in Rivera Court!
  • Stephanie
    StephanieSeptember 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The cafe is sooooo good! Homemade food!
  • HBO
    HBOSeptember 3, 2011
    Hung happened here. Lenore teaches Ray and Tanya an unorthodox art lesson. Do you know under which painting?
  • Bruce K.
    Bruce KeezerAugust 29, 2011
    Plan as much time as you possibly can to visit. There is SO MUCH to see! Read more
  • DETROIT:2012 !.
    DETROIT:2012 !August 17, 2011
    A must see if you are in Detroit. Spend at least 4 hours wandering the impressive collection.
  • DetroitUnspun B.
    DetroitUnspun BulldogApril 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best cafe value is the salad.
  • Cheryl V L.
    Cheryl V LangFebruary 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Kresge Court is a great place to get a little work done.
  • Gavin C.
    Gavin CraigDecember 18, 2010
    The Detroit Film Theater has a beautiful historic Casavant pipe organ! It's not often used, but it's a treat to hear!
  • Detroit Institute of Arts
    Detroit Institute of ArtsSeptember 22, 2010
    Visit In Your Dreams: 500 Years of Imaginary Prints exhibition at the DIA. Read more
  • Jeremy L.
    Jeremy LindemannSeptember 21, 2010
    Check out the current exhibit and wander through the permanent collection. Dip a hand in the outdoor fountain when no one's looking.
  • Kristin M.
    Kristin MartinSeptember 20, 2010
    The Soutines are incredible!
  • Isa Designs
    Isa DesignsSeptember 2, 2010
    Love it ... Good salad bar for lunch
  • Detroit Institute of Arts
    Visit the Rivera Court, Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry fresco paintings! Read more
  • Detroit Institute of Arts
    Go to the CafeDIA or Kresge Court Coffee shop lunch! Read more
  • 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
  • Allison S.
    Allison SextonAugust 11, 2010
    I can spend all day here
  • Mathias B.
    Mathias BurtonJuly 28, 2010
    Food is good in the basement, but if it's lunch, head to the International cafe on Kirby. Great lunches, and usually better prices.
  • Maria C.
    Maria CucchiaraJune 17, 2010
    Go to the modern art section and check out Mark Rothko's paintings.
  • Maureen F.
    Maureen Francis REALTORJune 13, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Great gift shop for unique gifts. Members get a discount.
  • Stephanie
    StephanieMay 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Sunday Brunch with Bach: Brunch in the Kresge Court with live classical music for $35.00
    HISTORYApril 22, 2010
    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.
  • Michael G.
    Michael GreenApril 13, 2010
    Great cafeteria
  • Lance A.
    Lance AquilinaApril 1, 2010
    Check out the Van Gogh Self Portrait and the Sintenis Brass Donkey!
  • Grosse Pointey g.
    Bring the kids. Lots of great things to do and learn
  • Jeff
    JeffFebruary 16, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Find and touch "Artie the Donkey" - the bronze donkey statue that is the only piece of art you're allowed to touch.
  • Edgar S.
    Edgar SarmientoFebruary 2, 2010
    Check out the most awesome Rivera Court and Diego Rivera's incredible fresco murals.
  • Marty J.
    Marty JohnsonJanuary 27, 2010
    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
  • Janelle R.
    Janelle RogersDecember 16, 2009
    Definitely check out the Avedon before it's gone. Richard Avedon is one of the pinnacle fashion photographers and the exhibit is outstanding.
  • Cyndi Y.
    Cyndi YDecember 14, 2009
    A really good place to visit. Discover the art in you!
  • Mark R.
    Mark RowlandNovember 26, 2009
    the newly revamped areas of the museum expose artworks long unseen...this is a must see museum if you are in the area
  • Scott L.
    Scott LangeSeptember 27, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    do a walk in workshop on the weekend and take home some art.
  • Scott L.
    Scott LangeSeptember 27, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    grab an easel and draw in the galleries
  • Beatriz Z.
    Beatriz ZarateSeptember 3, 2017
    Los murales de Diego ! Maravillosos
  • Diego Dier
    Diego DierSeptember 20, 2015
    Una institución en Detroit. Buena colección de arte pero la joya es el mural de Diego Rivera que merece la pena por si solo. El parking son 7$ sin importar el tiempo.
  • Bibi A.
    Bibi AbellaFebruary 17, 2014
    Existen muchas obras extraordinarias q ni los residentes conocen.. lamopulencia d estanzona creo un lugar unicompara el art q ni la situacion actal ha cambiado
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