Detroit Institute of Arts Building & Cultural Center Historic District Photos

The core of the Detroit Institute of Arts building on Woodward Ave. was designed by Paul Philippe Cret in 1927 using the Beaux Arts style. Two modernist wings (1966 & 1971) were designed by Gunnar Birkerts and the entire structure was updated in 2007. The museum occupies a large block in the Cultural Center Historic District where it is surrounded by other museums and educational structures.

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Young Woman and Her Suitors sculpture by Alexander Calder before Detroit Institute of Arts old & new wings. Detroit, MI.Detroit Institute of Arts original & extension architecture. Detroit, MI.Entrance courtyard architecture & sculpture at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Detroit Institute of Arts core building in Cultural Center Historic District. Detroit, MI.
Young Woman and Her Suitors sculpture by Alexander Calder before Detroit Institute of Arts old & new wings. Detroit, MI.Detroit Institute of Arts original & extension architecture. Detroit, MI.Entrance courtyard architecture & sculpture at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Detroit Institute of Arts core building (1927) in Cultural Center Historic District. Detroit, MI. Architect: Paul Phillippe Cret.
Lampstand & sculpted relief on original wing of Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Pediment & sculpted relief on original wing of Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Detroit Institute of Arts extension. Detroit, MI.Detroit Institute of Arts courtyard. Detroit, MI.
Lampstand & sculpted relief on original wing of Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Pediment & sculpted relief on original wing of Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Detroit Institute of Arts extension (2008). Detroit, MI. Architect: Michael Graves.Detroit Institute of Arts courtyard. Detroit, MI.
Stained glass windows overlook courtyard at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Decorative arts gallery at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Paintings gallery at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Detroit Industry Murals by Diego Rivera in Rivera Court at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.
Stained glass windows overlook courtyard at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Decorative arts gallery at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Paintings gallery at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Detroit Industry Murals (1932-33) by Diego Rivera in Rivera Court at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.
Collection of stained glass windows at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Scarab Club building. Detroit, MI.Detroit Science Center. Detroit, MI.Horace H. Rackham Educational Memorial. Detroit, MI.
Collection of stained glass windows at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Scarab Club building (1928) (near Detroit Institute of Arts). Detroit, MI. Style: Renaissance Revival. Architect: Lancelot Sukert.Detroit Science Center (1978-2008) (Warren Ave. at John R St.). Detroit, MI.Horace H. Rackham Educational Memorial (1941) (Farnsworth St.). Detroit, MI. Architect: Harley & Ellington Architects & Engineers.
Maccabees Building. Detroit, MI.


Maccabees Building (now Wayne State University Midtown Studios) (1927) (5057 Woodward at Farnsworth St.). Detroit, MI. Architect: Albert Kahn Assoc.. On National Register.



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