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

Directions & Parking

Located in the University Cultural Center just north of downtown near the I-75/I-94 interchange. Click here for detailed directions. Parking is available behind the DIA in the John R Street lot for $5 and underground at the DIA’s southwest corner, Woodward and Farnsworth (timed rates).

Valet Parking
Valet parking is available at the Woodward entrance: $6 per car.


Click here for more information on African American Art from the Walter O. Evans Collection tickets.

Audio Tour

The audio tour for African American Art from the Walter O. Evans Collection is free with exhibition admission. This tour is narrated by DIA director Graham W.J. Beal and includes interviews with DIA curator Valerie Mercer and collector Dr. Walter O. Evans. The tour features works by African American artists of the 19th and 20th century.

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Museum Dining

Wednesday–Friday, 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Friday evening, 5–8:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
CaféDIA features 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.

Kresge Court Coffee Stop
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.

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Exhibition Shop
Wednesday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Visit the African American Art from the Walter O. Evans Collection shop at the end of the exhibition for African American influenced items—decorative arts, reproductions, books about the Walter O. Evans Collection and African American art, jewelry, children's merchandise, apparel, calendars, paper goods and much more! To purchase select items online, visit the museum shop.

DIA members receive 10% off purchases at the African American Art from the Walter O. Evans Collection shop.

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Visitor Services

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

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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

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Photograph Policy

Please note that NO photography is permitted in the exhibition.

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Image Caption: Charles Ethan Porter, Lilacs, ca. 1890, oil on canvas. Walter O. Evans Collection. (left)