Detroit Art Galleries
(Detroit, Michigan - MI, USA)
Many tourists spending time in this huge city choose to pay a visit to the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) gallery on Woodward Avenue, where highlights include a spectacular collection of art works by masters such as Rubens, Rembrandt, Picasso and Van Gogh. However, whilst the Detroit Institute of Arts is without doubt the city's premier gallery, there are also a number of additional art galleries scattered around the downtown district and its surrounding suburbs.
Conveniently nearby the Institute of Arts, another gallery to look out for is the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), which also resides on Woodward Avenue and within the city's cultural center. Fans of modern art may like to visit the very established Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (CAID) on the Rosa Parks Boulevard, which has recently been completely remodeled and serves as both a gallery space for exhibitions and art-related events / performances.
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)
Address: 4454 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan (MI), 48201, USA
Tel: +1 313 832 6622
Close to the First Congregational Church and the Edwin S. George Building, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit is just a short stroll from the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Children's Center. Often better known as simply the 'MOCAD', this exhibition space covers some 22,000 square feet / 2,050 square meters, and regularly attracts artists of international acclaim. The onsite store contains a variety of unique merchandise and completes the main attractions here.
Open hours: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday - 11:00 to 17:00, Thursday and Friday - 11:00 to 20:00
Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA)
Address: 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan (MI), 48202-4094, USA
Tel: +1 313 833 7900
Located on the campus of the Wayne State University and close to the Science Center, the Detroit Institute of Arts is a magnificent example of Beaux Arts architecture, dating from 1921 to 1927 and containing an even more glorious collection of art works. It is America's fifth-largest museum and houses over 65,000 art works in more than 100 galleries, including a number of masterpieces by world-famous artists. The city's Institute of Arts features both permanent and temporary exhibitions, and hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including music recitals, artist demonstrations and workshops. Guided tours are available, while the gallery itself is an attractive building in its own right.
Open hours: Wednesday and Thursday - 10:00 to 16:00, Friday - 10.00 to 21.00, Saturday and Sunday - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: free, donations welcome
Address: Compuware Building, Campus Martius, Detroit, Michigan (MI), 48226, USA
The Art Detroit gallery is run by a group of artists who exhibit their work and take turns working the sales floor. This concept allows visitors to buy art direct from the creators. Nearby is the Michigan Soldiers and Sailors Monument, and a popular branch of the Hard Rock Cafe chain.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 11:00 to 19:00
Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (CAID)
Address: 5141 Rosa Parks Boulevard, Detroit, Michigan (MI), 48208, USA
This non-profit organization focuses on the link between modern society and contemporary art forms, including both visual and performing arts. Often abbreviated to simply 'CAID', the institute was established in 1978 by a group of local artists and moved to its current residence on Rosa Parks Boulevard in 2004.
Open hours: Thursday to Saturday - 12:00 to 18:00
Eric Spoutz Gallery
Address: Fischer Building, 3011 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, Michigan (MI), 48202, USA
Tel: +1 313 874 4444
The Eric Spoutz Gallery is an impressive gallery located in the landmark Fischer Building, specializing in magic-realism, photo-realism and super-realism. Close by is the New Center Place Shopping Center, should you have a little time to spare.
Open hours: by scheduled appointment only
Address: 4884 Grand River at Warren, Detroit, Michigan (MI), 48208, USA
Tel: +1 313 894 4202
Standing on the northwestern side of the city, the aim of the 555 Gallery (part of the 4731 art initiative), is to support cultural life and the development of practicing artists in the Metropolitan-Detroit area. In addition to the exhibition space, the gallery is actively involved in the planning of arts programs and provides work space for emerging artists.
Open hours: Wednesday to Saturday - 18:00 to 21:00
Izzy's Raw Art Gallery
Address: 2572 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, Michigan (MI), 48216 USA
Tel: +1 248 207 7547
The mission of Izzy's Raw Art Gallery is to 'provide an outlet for artists who are pushing the boundaries and to make these visions accessible to the public'. This interesting modern gallery is located in the basement of a century-old converted department store, close to Macomb Park, and is worth visiting.
Open hours: Wednesday to Friday - 14:00 to 19:00, Saturday - 11:00 to 17:00
Sherry Washington Gallery
Address: 1274 Library Street, Detroit, Michigan (MI), 48226-2241, USA
Tel: +1 313 961 4500
Detroit's Sherry Washington Gallery dates back to 1989, when it was created to provide a range of high quality fine art to private collectors, museums and the corporate sector. The gallery exhibits paintings, sculptures, prints and more. Just a few blocks away is the Grand Circus Park and the Opera House.
Open hours: Tuesday to Friday - 10:00 to 17:00, Saturday - 12:00 to 17:00