Albert Herter, Portrait of Bessie 1892, oil on canvas. High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia.

Visitor Information

Exhibition & Museum Hours
Wednesday & Thursday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Closed Mondays

Directions & Parking
Located in Detroit's University Cultural Center just north of downtown near the I-75/I-94 interchange. Click here for detailed directions. Parking is available at the underground lot located on the DIA's SW corner at Woodward at Farnsworth, or behind the DIA in the John R St. lot.

Please use the Woodward entrance. The DIA is wheelchair accessible at the north entrance (Kirby St.).

Audio Tour
The exhibition audio tour is free with admission, and features both an adult and youth version. The adult version explores Whistler's relationships with and influence on the other artists in the exhibition and is recommended for high school age and older. Younger children learn about Whistler in a specially designed tour narrated by "Whistler's Mother."



Hot Lunch
Wednesday–Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Friday Only, 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Hot Lunch
Saturday & Sunday, 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

CaféDIA features specialty food stations for soups and breads, salads, deli sandwiches, hot entrees, grilled meat and fish, pizza and desserts.

Individual service and group lunches (minimum of 20 people) are available. Please call 313.833.1857 for group lunch reservations.

Whistler's Coffee Stop
Located in Kresge Court
Wednesday–Friday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Serving Starbuck's coffee, tea, hot chocolate, bottled water, bottled juice, muffins, breads, cookies, brownies, and lemon bars.

The coffee bar is closed on Friday evenings.

DIA Shop
Wednesday–Friday, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m.–9:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

A Whistler exhibition shop is located at the end of the exhibition.

DIA members receive 10% off purchases at the museum and exhibition shop.

Visitor Services
The DIA is wheelchair accessible at the north entrance (Kirby St.).
Only collapsible umbrella-style strollers are allowed in the exhibition area.
For more information please contact Visitor Services at 313.833.7940.

Visiting Detroit
For information on visiting Detroit, including hotel packages, call the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau: 1.800.DETROIT (1.800.338.7648) or go to

Photograph Policy
Please note that NO photography is permitted in the exhibition.

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