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Art Museums & Galleries | Detroit Attractions

Detroit Art Museums

Gotta have art, lots and lots of art. If this is your mantra, The D has what you need, from fine and contemporary art in refined spaces big and small to intriguing artistic expressions living on city streets. The following are the most prestigious and renowned art museums and galleries in Detroit:

Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit
dia.org
Diego Rivera’s famous murals hang on the walls of the DIA. (DD)

Heidelberg Project, Detroit
heidelberg.org
The Heidelberg Project is a magical outdoor art installation full of polka dot buildings, repurposed automobiles and shopping carts. (DD)

555, Detroit
555arts.org
Exhibitions, workshops, classes, gallery, café and more. (DD).

Anton Art Center, Mount Clemens
theartcenter.org
A community-based organization offering fine art exhibitions, workshops and the annual Mount Clemens Art Fair. (M)

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham
bbartcenter.org
Celebrates “art for all” with visual arts education, exhibitions and other creative experiences. (O)

The Butcher's Daughter, Ferndale
thebutchersdaughtergallery.com
A contemporary art house founded by a butcher’s daughter. (O)

CCS Galleries, Detroit
CCS Galleries website
The College for Creative Studies engages students and the community in artist exhibitions. (DD)

Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills
cranbrookart.edu/museum
Permanent collection of contemporary art, plus exhibitions, lectures, programs and special events. (O)

Detroit Artists Market, Detroit
www.detroitartistsmarket.org
Established and emerging artists show and sell their work in this vibrant, distinctive space. (DD)

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), Detroit
mocadetroit.org
The museum is a hub for the exploration of emerging ideas in the contemporary arts. (DD)

N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, Detroit
nnamdicenter.org
Nonprofit center showcasing emerging local artists and featuring lectures, performances and more. (DD)

Northville Art House, Northville
northvillearthouse.org
Classes, workshops, intriguing contemporary art exhibitions. (GN)

Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester
ouartgallery.org
Exhibits, lectures, performances and special events from September-May. (O)

Red Bull House of Art, Detroit
www.redbullhouseofart.com
In this art incubation project, up-and-coming artists express their innovative ideas and develop compelling new works. (DD)

Russell Industrial Center, Detroit
ricdetroit.org
The R.I.C. is the proud home of several art galleries, including Museum of New Art (MONA), The Cave and the weekend marketplace Russell Bazaar. (DD)

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