You’ve gotta have art!

The Detroit Institute of Art is a gem and ranks as one of the top museums in the United States.

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Not a Picasso nor a Rivera, the special exhibit Detroit After Dark shows off some amazing work on film  from early in Detroit’s history to modern day.  I highly recommend taking a stroll through the museum and view these images for yourself.

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A little more about the DIA

5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202

The museum was founded in 1885 but moved to the current location on Jefferson Avenue in 1927 in a building designed by Paul Cret aptly named The Beaux-Arts building, after many years of use, a major renovation and expansion began in 1999 was completed in 2007.

With over 650,000 square feet that and more than 100 galleries, the Detroit Film Theatre, plus a massive collection in the basement, the DIA’s collection is ranked as one of the best museums in the United States.

Salvador Salort-Pons is the museum’s director and left the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University in Dallas in 2008 to work at the DIA and became the Director, President and CEO in 2015.

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