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Mickey Lolich, 1969
Exhibition: Play Ball! Baseball at the DIA
03/29/2018 — 09/16/2018 (more information)
George Sosnak (American, 1922–1992)
Mickey Lolich, 1969
pen and ink on leather
Collection of E. Powell Mille
Exhibition: Play Ball! Baseball at the DIA
03/29/2018 — 09/16/2018 (more information)
Dario Escobar
Urban Landscape (Detroit), 2018
silkscreened wood and steel
Detroit Institute of Arts
Urban Landscape (Detroit), 2018
Urban Transformations #4, 2009
Exhibition: Making Home: Contemporary Works From the DIA
Through 06/06/2018 (more information)
Nicola López, American, born 1975
Urban Transformations #4, 2009
etching, lithograph, woodcut and collage printed in color ink on various papers. Image: 29 × 29 inches (73.7 × 73.7 cm)
Sheet: 29 × 29 inches (73.7 × 73.7 cm)
Framed: 36 1/8 inches × 36 1/8 inches ×
3 inches (91.8 × 91.8 × 7.6 cm)
Museum Purchase, John S. Newberry Fund
Exhibition: Making Home: Contemporary Works From the DIA
Through 06/06/2018 (more information)
Jane Hammond
Chai Wan Four, 2008
selenium-toned gelatin silver print
©Jane Hammond. Detroit Institute of Art
Chai Wan Four, 2008
Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48202
Main Line: 313.833.7900
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Hours
Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday Closed
Tuesday - Thursday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Admission
Free for Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county residents and DIA members. For all others,
$12.50 for adults, $8 for seniors ages 62+, $6 for ages 6-17.
For membership information, call 313-833-7971.
Members: Free

  • Blue Star Museums program: FREE general museum admission to active military personnel and their families from May 30 to September 5
  • For groups of 15 or more visitors, please contact 313.833.1292. Group general admission for the permanent collection is $7 per person. Advance reservations are required.

Box Office
Tickets may be purchased at the admissions desks Box Office, located at the Farnsworth lobby, in advance for exhibitions, programs. and events. For general information, call 313.833.4005. For information on group tours, call 313.833.1292.

Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Detroit Film Theatre Box Office
DFT tickets may be purchased before the film at the Box Office, located at the DFT entrance on John R. For information, call 313.833.3237. Schedule


Dining at the DIA

  • CaféDIA
    Soup and chili, salad bar, grill station, hot entrees, sandwiches, desserts and beverages.
    Carry-outs available.

    Hours
    Tuesday-Friday: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    Friday: 4-9 p.m.
    Saturday & Sunday: 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.


  • Kresge Court Coffee Stop
    Kresge Court is an engaging venue with an upgraded menu featuring shareable items
    including gourmet snacks, cheese and charcuterie, as well as sandwiches, salads and
    desserts. Beverages include Starbucks coffee, lattes and blended frozen drinks, as
    well as beer and wine. A special menu on Friday nights offers a variety of tapas and
    a full bar with specialty drinks.

    Hours
    Tuesday - Thursday:
    9-11 a.m. Beverages and snacks
    11a.m.-3 p.m. Full menu
    3-3:30 p.m. Beverages and snacks

    Friday:
    9-11 a.m. Beverages and snacks
    11 a.m.-9 p.m. Full menu
    9-9:30 p.m. Beverages and snacks

    Saturday & Sunday:
    10-11 a.m. Beverages and snacks
    11 a.m.-4 p.m. Full menu
    4 -4:30 p.m. Beverages and snacks


Map of DIA current layout


About
The DIA has been a beacon of culture for the Detroit area for well over a century. Founded in 1885 as the the Detroit Museum of Art located on Jefferson Avenue, due to its rapidly expanding collection, moved to a larger site on Woodward Avenue in 1927. The new Beaux-Arts building, designed by Paul Cret, was immediately referred to as the "temple of art." Two wings were added in the 1960s and 1970s, and a major renovation and expansion that began in 1999 was completed in 2007.

The museum covers 658,000 square feet that includes more than 100 galleries, a 1,150-seat auditorium, a 380-seat lecture/recital hall, an art reference library, and a state-of-the-art conservation services laboratory.

The DIA's collection is among the top six in the United States, comprising a multicultural and multinational survey of human creativity from prehistory through the 21st century. The foundation was laid by William Valentiner, a scholar and art historian from Berlin, who was director from 1924 to 1945 . His extensive contacts in Europe, along with support from generous patrons, enabled him to acquire many important works that established the framework of today's collections. Among the notable acquisitions during his tenure are Mexican artist Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry fresco cycle, which Rivera considered his most successful work, and Vincent van Gogh's Self Portrait, the first Van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum collection.

A hallmark of the DIA is the diversity of the collection. In addition to outstanding American, European, Modern and Contemporary, and Graphic art, the museum holds significant works of African, Asian, Native American, Oceanic, Islamic, and Ancient art. Among these are the masterpiece sculpture Nail Figure from Zaire and a rare Korean Head of Buddha. In 2000, the DIA established the General Motors Center for African American Art as a curatorial department in order to broaden the museum's collection of African American art.

The Renovation and Reinstallation Project
A comprehensive renovation, expansion and gallery re-installation project began in 2001 and was completed in 2007. It includes a 35,000 square foot addition, additional gallery space, a new dining facility, an expanded museum shop, upgrades to the infrastructure, and an improved traffic pattern throughout the museum.

In addition to the physical changes, the museum reinstalled the galleries with a focus on the general visitor. More than 5,000 works of art are presented in a way that allows visitors to more easily make personal connections with the art and to understand the objects in the context of their own place and time.


Exhibitions:

Play Ball! Baseball at the DIA
Thu, Mar 29, 2018 — Sun, Sep 16, 2018
(more information)

Making Home: Contemporary Works From the DIA
Through JUNE 6, 2018
(more information)

Events

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