Visit the World’s Largest Permanent Exhibit on African American Culture Right Here in Detroit

The world’s largest permanent exhibition of African American history and culture was the vision of Dr. Charles H. Wright, who founded the International Afro-American Museum in 1965. In 1985, ground was broken on Warren Avenue and renamed Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, in honor of its founder. The museum is located in the heart of Midtown, where the current 120,000 square foot facility houses collections that constitute the permanent exhibition as well as rotating presentations. In addition to … [Read more...]

Why the DIA is Detroit’s Favorite Museum

The Detroit Institute of Arts has been Detroit’s cultural center for over 50 years and has something for any art lover’s taste. The DIA collection is considered one of the top six in the United States but in Detroit, its number one. The museum is home to over 100 galleries featuring world famous exhibits including American, European, Modern, Contemporary, and Graphic Art. The museum also houses works of African, Asian, Native American, Oceanic, Islamic, and Ancient art. While the museum holds an enormous collection of … [Read more...]

History Comes To Life at the Detroit Historical Museum

The Detroit Historical Museum, located at 5410 Woodward Avenue in Detroit is a true gem in the downtown area. First time visitors are pleasantly surprised that this relatively small, donation only museum packs so much history within its walls. Most visitors say it takes between 2 and 3 hours to explore all the fascinating exhibits, which represent the history of Detroit and southeast Michigan. One of the favorite permanent exhibits is the newly renovated “Streets of Old Detroit” which tells how car manufacturing made … [Read more...]