The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is the jewel in the crown of the city’s vast array of cultural offerings. Founded in 1885, its collection is among the largest and most prestigious in the US, with around 66,000 works and over 100 galleries. With such riches on offer, narrowing down what to see and do can be a difficult task, but we think you can’t go wrong starting with these 12 pieces.
Auguste Rodin – The Thinker
Before you even enter the DIA, you can see The Thinker, one of the first monumental versions of Rodin’s most famous work and one of the most recognized sculptures of all time. Created in 1904, it was displayed in Leipzig and Berlin before Horace Rackham purchased it and gave it to the museum in 1922.