Friday Afternoon Tour

We are offering one tour and will provide as many vans as the number of people warrants. We are concentrating on the midtown area of Detroit with all drive-by's except the featured tour of the Detroit Institute of Art. The tour will leave the hotel at 3:00 and drop everyone off at the university by 5:15 ready for registration and dinner


The DIA is huge and we don't intend to issue trac shoes for a run through the galleries. Our main purpose is to introduce you to the jewel of the DIA's collections, the world famous Diego Rivera Courtyard . I've lectured and published on the Rivera murals (a couple pdfs will be forthcoming later today) and will lead the tour. We will spend 45 minutes or so inside the museum leaving with with time for a driving tour that will include the following Detroit classic sites.

Stay-in-the-van Drive Around Spots

  1. Eastern Market
  2. The Heidelberg Project
  3. Cultural Center sites (besides the DIA)
    • African American Museum,
    • Science Museum,
    • Detroit Public Library,
    • Detroit Historical Museum
  4. Orchestra Hall
  5. The Fisher Building lobby (along with the Chrysler in New York, the most amazing Art Deco space in the US) - get out of the van, spend a little time in the lobby (depending on how late we are running).

Registration: Please ask your participants to let us know if they want to take the tour; entrance fee at DIA is taken care of.