Posted on: October 7, 2014 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

The Detroit Institute of Arts is gargantuan; a labyrinthine building that houses some of the world’s greatest treasures. This does not only mean that works from the old masters nor those modern American and European artists, are the balance of what is present here – this means that there are considerable ancient and more recent artifacts that one can spend the better part of a day visiting.


The building is absolutely gorgeous – everything is climate controlled and comfortable with ample seating and diversions to make a varied and interesting day for those aged 3 to 93. We are lucky enough to visit a wide array of different exhibitions while we were at the Detroit Institute of Arts.


Perhaps our favorite was the Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo exposition, which provided a number of each of their art works for perusal. If one is a fan of Picasso there is a considerable amount of different pieces of art that the Detroit Institute possesses. This means that there are works from Picasso’s blue era as well as countless other works from the entirety of his career. For those fans of the Expressionists there’re works by Magritte, Manet, and Renoir.


Perhaps of the most interest for our party while at the Detroit Institute were the considerable African artifacts that were present – immense amounts of different tombs, cenopic urns, and trinkets were enough to stoke tremendous interest of anyone attending. There was a much more modern side of the Detroit Institute of Arts African possessions. There were considerable amounts of different masks and costumes that were present from the 19th and 20th centuries. The Detroit Institute of Arts is located at 5200 Woodward Avenue in Detroit and is open from 9 to 4 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Fridays from 9 to 10, and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 to 5 pm.

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