The Detroit Institute of Art is an art institute in Detroit, USA. The institute was established in 1883 but didn't move to its current home until 1927. Its current home is a beautiful building that was designed by architect Paul Philippe Cret to a Beaux-Arts and Italian Renaissance style. It that has a magnificent white marble exterior and a spacious interior. The institute has over 100 galleries of art, its collection is seen as one of the best and most expensive in the whole of the United States. Its collection consists of over 65,000 pieces of art. Some notable pieces are ‘Self Portrait’ by Vincent Van Gogh and ‘The Visitation’ by Rembrandt van Rijn. The institute hosts major art exhibitions, it has a theatre hall, a lecture hall and a reference library, it is one of the top places for art lovers to visit in the USA.
If travelling by car, there is a parking lot situated behind the institute. Parking will cost 7$. The institute is a 10-minute walk away from ‘Detroit’ train station. The 004, 445, 450, 460 and 465 buses all stop close to the institute.
Opening Times and Admission
The institute is open six days of the week, Tuesday to Thursday 9am-4pm, Friday 9am-10pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm; Monday is the weekly day of closure. Tickets for the institute are priced at 14$ for adults, 9$ for seniors and 6$ for youths.