Detroit Institute of Arts

Art Museum, Art Gallery
5200 Woodward Ave (btwn E Kirby & Farnsworth)
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 833-7900
Tuesday
9:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 4:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 10:00pm
Saturday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday
10:00am - 5:00pm

Tips

  • 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.
  • Family Sundays at the DIA are perfect for kids and families. Puppet shows, storytellers, art-making workshops and more.
  • Visit the Rivera Court, Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry fresco paintings!
  • Go to the modern art section and check out Mark Rothko's paintings.
  • A really good place to visit. Discover the art in you!
  • 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
  • Go to the CafeDIA or Kresge Court Coffee shop lunch!
  • Great cafeteria
  • 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!
  • Check out the most awesome Rivera Court and Diego Rivera's incredible fresco murals.
  • It's not a trip to Detroit without the Diego Rivera murals.
  • Find and touch "Artie the Donkey" - the bronze donkey statue that is the only piece of art you're allowed to touch.
  • Diego Rivera mural is overwhelming in scale and relevant in content to Detroit's industrial history
  • 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.

Nearby places

5200 Woodward Ave (btwn Kirby & Farnsworth)
2138 Michigan Ave (at 14th St)