USA Today acknowledges that Michigan is the best!

Well, at least we are the best when we are discussing art museums.

What is the best art museum in the country?

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What Michigan Museum Was Named #1 Art Museum In The U.S.?

Shoutout to Detroit for this big win!

The USA TODAY 10 Best Readers' Choice Awards highlights the very best of the best in all things involving travel, food + drink, and lifestyle.

USA Today's 2024 10 Best Readers' Choice Awards announced that The Detroit Institute of Arts was named the country's best art museum.

"Housed within a Beaux-Arts building, the Detroit Institute of Arts maintains a collection of more than 65,000 works — among the largest and most comprehensive in the United States. Visitors can enjoy human creativity from across the globe as they explore more than 100 galleries, including the Center for African American Art, one of the first collections devoted to African American art at a major museum."

The DIA director, Salvador Salort-Pons, was excited about this great news.

“It was exciting that the Detroit Institute of Art was selected by USA Today readers as the best art museum in the country for a second year. This recognition not only celebrates the museum's outstanding collections and exhibitions but also highlights the dedication and passion of its staff in creating enriching experiences for all our visitors.”

Other Midwest art museums were mentioned as well. You can plan a family outing to these other Midwest art museums.

  • No. 10: The Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago, Illinois

  • No. 8: Milwaukee Art Museum - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

If you are interested, you can check out the full top 10 list from USA Today.

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