The Detroit region is at once an established and growing center for arts and culture, making it a popular destination for tourists and residents alike. In addition to housing several burgeoning artist communities the Detroit region is home to more than 30 art museums, most notably the Detroit Institute of Arts, the sixth-largest fine arts museum in the United States.
The region is also home to the largest collection of African-American art and artifacts in the world which are housed at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. In addition, the region was the home of the first free-standing Holocaust Memorial Center, which has vividly portrayed the Holocaust for more than 25 years.
With more than 40 theaters the Detroit region is second only to New York City for theater seats east of the Mississippi River. Detroit is home to the beautifully restored Fox Theatre and Max M. Fisher Music Center, which is home to the world renowned Detroit Symphony Orchestra under the musical direction of Leonard Slatkin.