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Detroit Institute of Arts

Did you know Edsel Ford personally paid the salaries of this museum's workers to keep its doors open during the Great Depression

He also commissioned artist Diego Rivera to capture the spirit of the American Auto worker in his giant and now world-famous wall frescos entitled Detroit Industry. 

The DIA has one of the largest, most significant art collections in the nation. Special events, exhibits and movies change frequently, keeping the museum fresh and interesting whether it's your first visit or your twentieth.


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Phone: (313) 833-7900
The Detroit Institute of Arts has a well documented relationship with Detroit's automotive past. Edesel Ford, sole heir to the Ford Motor Co. empire, and his wife Eleanor saved this museum from closing its doors during the Great Depression and helped establish a fine art legacy for generations to enjoy. It is also home to Diego Rivera's famed "Detroit Industry" fresco murals. The Detroit Institute of Arts has a well documented relationship with Detroit's automotive past. Edesel Ford, sole heir to the Ford Motor Co. empire, and his wife Eleanor saved this museum from closing its doors during the Great Depression and helped establish a fine art legacy for generations to enjoy. It is also home to Diego Rivera's famed "Detroit Industry" fresco murals.

Address:
5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202

Hours:
Wednesdays and Thursdays: 10am to 5pm
Fridays: 10am to 10pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 10am to 6pm
CLOSED Mondays and Tuesdays

Fee:
$8 Adult, $6 Seniors, $4 Youth (6-17) DIA Members Free

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