A heavily underrated museum, the DMA has an amazing collection of treasures awaiting anyone on a trip down-town. While not host to any of the Mona Lisas or Venus of Willendorfs of the world, the galleries host enough treasures from all over the world and from so many different eras that it would take days to take it all in. It hosts many works by well-known Western painters like Monet and Picasso, as well as artifacts from ancient Rome and pre-Colombian America, and everything else in between. Temporary exhibits are of the highest caliber, in the past featuring such themes as Renoir's paintings from French Algeria and treasures from the Forbidden City, much of which had never been displayed to the public before. It is host to lectures and the popular Thursday "Late Nights" that keep the galleries open late and host performances, movie screenings, and free coffee. Part of the vibrant arts district, they often hold events together with the nearby Trammell Crow Collection. General admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students, and $7 for seniors. Children 12 and under get in free. Should you buy a ticket to one of the special temporary exhibits, general admission is included.
I highly recommend this museum for an outing, once, twice, and multiple times. I never get tired of going back!