Art and Architecture of Detroit

  • 11:00 AM9:00 PM

    Past Event

Enjoy a comfortable coach ride to Detroit, where you will spend the day enjoying and appreciating timeless architecture and inspiring works of art. Start the day at the Fisher Building, known as Detroit’s Largest Art Object, opened in 1928 and designed by famed architect Albert Kahn. This private tour explores areas unavailable to the public and includes a look at the fresco ceilings, marble walls, bronze doors, and art deco chandeliers on multiple floors, including a great view from the 22nd floor. Enjoy a boxed lunch as a tour guide joins us for a comprehensive bus tour around Detroit, pointing out and stopping at iconic buildings and urban art of interest. One stop will include a look inside the landmark skyscraper Guardian Building, whose grandeur and pop of color you have to see for yourself.

The final stop on the tour is the Detroit Institute of Arts, where over 65,000 artworks from the earliest civilizations to the present await. Participate in a guided tour highlighting the most popular masterpieces, then take some free time to explore as you wish. End the day with dinner together at Bigalora Wood Fired Cucina, a made-from-scratch Italian restaurant, before returning to Meijer Gardens. Fee includes bus transportation, admission, snack, tours, boxed lunch, dinner and all gratuities.

Dress for the weather and expect a fair amount of walking and standing.

  • Ages: Adults
  • Cost: Members $195 | Non-Members $215