Most people know Detroit as the birthplace of America’s automobile industry, but that’s not the only thing that makes it worth a visit. The largest city of Michigan is also heaven on Earth for art lovers, and here are a couple of great art museums that you shouldn’t miss while there.
Detroit Institute of Arts
Located in the very heart of Detroit, this museum is home to one of the largest art collections in the United States. It covers 658,000 square feet, with over 100 galleries on its grounds, covering everything from American to global art, spanning from ancient times to the modern era.
The Heidelberg Project
If you want to get in closer touch with a local art scene while in Detroit, this outdoor art space is just the place for you. The Heidelberg Project houses funky and retro installations, and its main mission is to improve the lives of people and neighborhoods through art.
Museum of Contemporary Art
Located inside an imposing black building, with the words “everything is going to be alright” across its walls, the Museum of Contemporary Art is one of Detroit’s top attractions for art lovers. The museum was built inside a former auto dealership that was intentionally left unfinished, and it hosts a revolving array of exhibits and other cultural events.