Build a stable financial future for the arts

Throughout the history of the museum, many individuals and families have made gifts of personal significance that have helped sustain the DIA, and enable the museum to continue to grow its collection, provide educational programs and innovate in the art museum industry. These gifts support every aspect of the museum, and demonstrate how philanthropy can preserve the museum's collection for generations to come. 

The museum’s priority for major giving is to increase its Operating Endowment to more than $400 million.  This will allow the DIA to continue to pioneer groundbreaking exhibitions, attract world-class curators and arts industry leaders to Detroit, and maintain its position as the cultural anchor of the region.

To discuss your gift to the DIA, call 313-494-5233 or email