Gearing Up for School: Take a Trip to the DIA

DIASummer is already halfway over, and although many students like this relaxed, carefree state of being, it may be a good idea to start getting back into the academic swing of things. There are a lot of fun places to go in Detroit for just about any occasion, even when you’re just looking for food for thought. One of my favorite places to go for this purpose is the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Personally, when I go back to school in the fall each year, I never feel quite ready to go back. It’s like my brain can’t adjust to school mode. In order to beat the sluggish tendencies that take over during summer, I think students should make an effort to motivate themselves academically before returning to school. That way, they can better adjust when summer ends.

Where Can I Go?

The DIA is a great place for people of all ages to just relax and enjoy some of the world’s finest artwork. The museum is large and the scope of the work that it contains is vast. It is a prime environment for creativity and inspiration to thrive.

Museums and artwork are not just for older crowds — the DIA has fun features for every age group. Art-making workshops, children’s storytelling, special exhibitions, tours and events for university student groups are just a few of the exciting opportunities offered.

Before heading back to school, consider revamping your brain with a little knowledge right in the heart of Detroit. You may find this academic breath of fresh air to be rejuvenating and refreshing.

Do you enjoy going to the DIA? What locations get your brain going?

Main image photo credit: loonger, other media: Steve Brown

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