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Detroit Institute of Arts

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Identification

Detroit Institute of Arts
1505695

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Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
marble
white beige
beaux-arts / historism

Usages

gallery museum (fine arts)
shop(s) restaurant café conferencing space library (educational) theater/opera wet laboratory

Facts

  • The Detroit Institute of Arts has one of the largest and most significant art collection in the United States. It is also one of the most frequently visited art museums in the world.
  • The building is home to artist Diego Rivera’s well known “Detroit Industry” frescoes, depicting the automotive manufacturing process. The frescoes are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and were completed in the 1933.
  • Art contained in the museum ranges from Mesopotamian to the present day.
  • This is the museum’s second home. The original was called the Detroit Museum of Art and was located at 704 East Jefferson Avenue. It was demolished in 1960.
  • The museum contains a 1,250 seat theater and 380 seat lecture hall.

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Location

5200 Woodward Avenue
48202
Detroit
Michigan
U.S.A.

Technical Data

38.63 ft
3
1
6/24/1923
10/5/1927
1966
1971
Nov 2007
1,630

Involved Companies


Zantzinger, Borie & Medary

1966

1971

Nov 2007

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • National landmark
  • Atrium is present
  • Courtyard is present
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