View nearly 60,000 amazing works of art at the Detroit Institute of the Arts. 100 galleries are filled with sculptures, paintings, and other artworks that will fascinate. The Thinker, the famous sculpture by Auguste Rodin is placed near the entrance. Permanent collections in the museum include Islamic, Flemish, pre-Columbian, European, African, Asian, and American art. Cultural events are held throughout the year at the auditorium and recital hall.
This small history museum features interesting exhibits about Detroit's history. Stroll down cobblestone, cedar block and brick streets past scale models of 19th Century shops in the Streets of Old Detroit exhibit. In the Doorway to Freedom exhibit you'll learn about the city's key role in the Underground Railroad that helped escaped slaves find freedom in Canada. You'll also learn about Detroit's emergence as an automobile manufacturing center, the history of the city's music scene, and so much more.
It is just befitting for the former headquarters of Motown Records Corporation to be a repository of this famous label. Motown Museum is an integral part of Detroit's cultural landscape and the country's musical legacy. Chronicling the most reputed African-American record labels in the nation where musical legends such as The Supremes, Smokey Robinson, Temptations, Funk Brothers and Gladys Knight became stars, it is a true ode to music that inspired generations of music lovers.
This promenade in Downtown Detroit runs along the Detroit River from the Joe Louis Arena to Rivard Plaza. The RiverWalk is a popular destination for various activities including walking, jogging, and rollerblading. The RiverWalk passes through and by a number of area landmarks, including the Tri-Centennial State Park Lighthouse, the Detroit River and Hart Plaza with its Underground Railroad Memorial. It's a great destination for the whole family, and even includes a spouting fountain for kids and people of all ages to play in on a hot day.
One of the world's largest museums of African American history and culture, this impressive building opened in 1997 and is named after the local doctor and activist who first established it. With 120,000 square feet (11148 meters) of exhibit space, the Charles H. Wright Museum includes several exhibit galleries, a research library, classrooms and a museum store. The anchor exhibit, “Of the People: The African American Experience,” uses Detroit's own history to tell the story of the African-American experience in the United States. Previously, much smaller incarnations of the museum existed, dating back to 1965.
Restored to its former splendor, the Detroit Opera House is a downtown landmark that finds itself right in the middle of the action, bordered by the Theatre District, Comerica Park and Greektown. The superb acoustics in the hall provide a prime venue for the Michigan Opera Theatre and for a variety of other performing arts productions, including plays, concerts and dance performances. In days gone by, it was a theater, concert and movie house, the fifth-largest in the world when it opened in 1922. The frescoes, marble stairways, draperies and chandeliers from its glory days have been restored. The Opera House reopened in 1996 with a performance by Luciano Pavarotti.
Located in Beverly Hills, the Seligman Performing Arts Center is a state-of-the-art auditorium equipped with excellent facilities. This 700-seater venue houses a stage, orchestra pit, digital projection equipment, and cutting-edge sound and lighting systems. Throughout the year it plays host to an array of concerts, recitals and performing arts.
Warren Woods Community Auditorium is located a short distance from the Warren Woods Middle School. This space offers a stage, seating, great acoustics and a cutting-edge sound and light system. It boasts an eclectic program of concerts, theatrical productions and cultural events, and is the venue for performance by the Warren Concert Band as well as the Warren Civic Theatre.
Christ Church Detroit was originally founded in 1845 as a wooden building, but after fifteen years the parish decided to build a large church. The church you see today was designed with an American Gothic style and has a welcoming and friendly parish. Take the time to look at the church's stained glass windows, two of which were designed by Tiffany & Co.
Crow Manor, located in Detroit, is an independent entertainment venue run by a collective of artists. It was established by David Kujawa, who collaborates with activists and performers to organize an eclectic program of workshops, concerts and shows. One of their most popular events is the annual Crownival, a celebration of music.
Renowned as one of the oldest firehouses in the city, the Steam Fire Engine Company represents the fire-fighting heritage and great service rendered by the department. This beautiful structure was also used as an Emergency Medical Unit for a few years and was later turned into a museum that exhibits old historic equipments and devices used. The establishment is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Well-known as the third-oldest fire station in the city, the Engine House No. 18 is a two-level red brick structure with a hip roof. There are two engine bays that are present on the first level, and the complex also consists of a station office, kitchen, a dinning room and recreation area. The second level comprises of sleeping quarters, officer's room, and locker room. This building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.