Detroit Institute of Arts

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Betty Viaggiatrice on December 30, 2003

The best thing about the DIA is the Diego Rivera mural. It was commissioned by the DIA in the '30s with the instructions to paint something that relates to the industrial heritage of the city. It's my favorite thing in Detroit, culturally speaking.

The rest of the gallery has a relatively generic set of paintings (although, bizarrely, some interesting German Expressionism) and temporary exhibitions (when we visited, it was the DaimlerChrysler Contemporary Art Collection). It is currently under renovation, but the museum is still open and the Rivera murals are still accessible.

Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, Michigan, 48202
(313) 833-7900

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