Detroit Institute Of Arts
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About Detroit Institute Of Arts, Detroit
Located in midtown Detroit, the Detroit Institute of Arts has one of the largest, most valued art collections in the USA. The Museum opened its doors in 1888 with the collective contribution of several of Detroit’s leading businessmen.
This monolithic white marble structure, covering an area of 658,000 square feet, is home to over 100 galleries. The DIA boasts of a multicultural and multinational survey of human creativity from prehistory to the 21 century valued at $ 8.1 billion.
The DIA is also home to courtyard murals that are said to be the institute’s finest assets.
With regular film screenings, Fridays are a great time to visit during the warmer months to sit on the lawn and listen to bands performing. The photography gallery, home to some of the most riveting pictures, in the basement is not to be missed. The Kresge Court is the perfect place to grab a snack and something to drink.
Detroit Institute Of Arts Information
- The museum will provide you with a parking lot at $7.00 for the day.
- Valet Parking at Woodward entrance from Thursday to Sunday during Museum hours at $10.00.
- Self Parking at Rackham: enter off Warren (north side) just east of Woodward, daily, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m., $7.
- Welcome Center: enter off Putnam St. (south side) just west of Woodward, Monday–Friday, 7 a.m. - midnight, $2 - $10; Saturday, 7 a.m. - 11 p.m., $7.50.
Detroit Institute Of Arts Tickets Prices
- Adults - $ 8.00
- Seniors - $6.00
- College Student (with valid Student ID) - $5.00
- Youth (6-17) - $. 4.00
- Children under 5 – Free
- Free for Residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties
- Free for Active Military Personnel and Families
How To Get To Detroit Institute Of Arts by Public Transport
- Bus no. 053, 450 and 460 stop at Woodward @ The Detroit Inst of Arts
- Bus No. 445, 450, 460, 465, 475 and 610 stop at Woodward @ Warren
- Bus No. 014 stops at Warren & John
Restaurants Near Detroit Institute Of Arts
- Cafe DIA
- Wasabi Korean and Japanese Restaurant
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Address: 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan
Ticket Price: 9 USD
Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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Lovely museum with a terrific collection. The highlight for me were the spectacular Diego Rivera murals commissioned by Ford, as well as important pieces by Van Gogh, Degas, Picasso & Matisse. But what really set this place apart from just about every other art museum I've been to on four continents were the docents. They would approach you in a gallery and ask if you had any questions, but were respectful if you just wanted to look at the art. What blew me away is that two separate docents on two different floors took our kids aside to talk to them about various pieces and engage them in a very genuine way allowing my wife and I a chance to really observe, for instance, the Rivera murals without distraction for 10-15 minutes. Those of you with small children (mine are 4 & 7) will realize what a treat this is. Overall a wonderful experience.
The Asian art exhibit is anemic even with nee additions. The staff is alternately aloof and smitten with their own sense of importance. The themes for each exhibit are loose and communicate little. They offer outreach programs to local communities but are secretive and feign elitism. Their hours are restricted so the place is never crowded when you can get in. The wall exhibits are sparse.
This museum is a great place to visit to see many famous works of art from not only Detroit, but also art from Europe, Asia, and Africa. I would definitely reccomend this place to anyone who is looking for a good place to spend some time.
As one would expect, the museum is gorgeous, well kept, and climate controlled. There is plenty of space to move about and it's even outfitted to host events with food. My last visit there was amazing.
Haven't been to the DIA since I was a kid. I have to admit that, base on what I remembered from my class field trips, I thought it would only take an hour or two to get through it. We were there for over 4 hours and enjoyed every minute of it. Wear your comfortable shoes. It is unbelievable that you can gaze upon very famous art works and have them only inches away. We didn't eat there but did make a note that they looked to have decent food at a fair price. The price of admission was a surprise... Other than paying for my visiting daughter and her boyfriend from California, it was free to residence so it didn't cost much. We were surprised at the variety of different media's of art... there is something for everyone and was a very worthwhile trip. It sparked our interest to get back down to Detroit and see the historical museum and science center.
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