Detroit Institute of Arts

Detroit Institute of Arts

From the oldest cultures to the current day, the Detroit Institute of Arts exhibits a representative cross-section of man’s artistic creation. More than 65,000 works of art are housed in more than 100 galleries as part of the permanent collection. There include works from Africa, Oceania, and the Indigenous Americas, as well as art from the Near East and ancient antiquity, mediaeval European collections, and American art and culture.

Masterworks of European art, including works by Rembrandt, Van Gogh (self-portrait), Matisse, and Picasso, are among the museum’s most popular exhibits. There is also a gallery dedicated to African American art, which contains a range of mediums, as well as a large collection of Islamic art including pottery, bronze, stone, and other works spanning from ancient to current times.

 

The museum has a performing arts collection, which includes cinema and theatrical artefacts, as well as the Paul McPharlin Puppetry Collection, in addition to conventional art forms.