Sight, the workhorse of the five senses, puts in too many hours keeping man from falling in manholes. Reward the most overworked sense with this Groupon.
$55 for a Family Plus Membership Package ($110 Value)
- One year Family Plus membership for up to four people
- Voucher for a complimentary pizza from Buddy’s Pizza<p>
Members receive free admission to the museum and ticketed exhibitions, a discount on Detroit Film Theatre tickets, and a 10% discount at CaféDIA, Kresge Court, and the museum shop. Browse exhibitions such as Motor City Muse: Detroit Photographs, Then and Now, a collection of more than 70 years’ worth of photography, and until May 28, Guest of Honor: Van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles, which is on loan from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. Upon activating their membership at the museum, Groupon buyers can pick up a coupon for a complimentary pizza from DIA sponsor Buddy’s Pizza.
Detroit Institute of Arts
Described by the Wall Street Journal as "probably America's most visitor-friendly art museum," the Detroit Institute of Arts has been building one of the top six collections in the country since it was founded in 1885. Along the way, the institute acquired standout pieces such as Vincent Van Gogh's Self Portrait, the first Van Gogh painting to enter a public museum's collection in the United States. Former director William Valentiner commissioned Diego Rivera to paint the world-renowned Detroit Industry mural cycle in an indoor courtyard—a more lasting tribute to the beauty of labor. In total, more than 60,000 works of prehistoric, modern, contemporary, and multinational art have found a home within the museum's more than 100 galleries.
The institute’s broad range of art comprises not only American and European works but also significant pieces of African, Asian, and Native American origin. An auditorium and recital hall also make the institute a haven for film and live music on Friday and Sunday. Guests can even attend free-with-admission drop-in workshops to make their own unique works of art.