Highlights of Detroit
Detroit Institute of Arts
Detroit's recently renovated art museum is one of the finest in the country, boasting world-renowned collections and a historic series of Diego Rivera murals. The sheer breadth of the Detroit Institute of Arts' collections is staggering, and the museum does a great job of displaying pieces in a way that emphasizes the human relevance of each piece.
Among the museum's best-known art is Detroit Industry, a series of murals done by Mexican artist Diego Rivera in the 1930s (left). The work was commissioned by Edsel Ford, son of Ford Motor Co. founder Henry Ford, and depicts the history of Detroit's auto industry and labor force. (313) 833-7900; dia.org