Detroit Institute of Arts’ Popular Inside|Out Program Celebrates 10 Years

Wayne State University, Oakland County’s Municipal Campus and Macomb Corners Park among communities to showcase reproductions from DIA’s art collection

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) has announced the communities participating in the 10th Annual Inside|Out program, which brings high-quality reproductions from the DIA’s collection to outdoor venues throughout metro Detroit.

The reproductions will be on view in four communities from April to July, and eight others from July to October. Each community will display approximately seven to 12 images clustered within walking or biking distance. When the exact locations are finalized, they will be featured on an interactive map on the DIA’s website, available at

“The Inside|Out program allows us a unique way to engage with tri-county residents by bringing art from the DIA into the communities in which they live,” said Salvador Salort-Pons, DIA director. “For a decade, this program has been bringing culture and history that must be experienced in person to the communities we serve, providing an experience that cannot be found on TV or the internet.”

Inside|Out is a popular component of the DIA’s community engagement efforts. Over the past 10 years, the museum has partnered with more than 100 communities and engaged tens of thousands of residents with art in places where they live, work and play.

Two highlights of the 2019 Inside|Out program are a partnership with Oakland Community College to place reproductions on all five of OCC’s campuses and a September bike tour leaving from the DIA to the Inside|Out exhibition on Belle Isle.

2019 Communities

Lake Orion – Installation was April 10
Macomb Corners Park
Clawson – Installation was April 10
Shelby Township
Wayne State University – Installation was April 11
North Corktown, Detroit – Installation was April 12
Oakland County Municipal Campus
Oakland Community College
Belle Isle
Detroit RiverWalk


The DIA encourages each host community to plan activities around its Inside|Out works. Previous events have included bike and walking tours, talks at libraries and community centers, festivals and more.

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), one of the premier art museums in the United States, is home to more than 60,000 works that comprise a multicultural survey of human creativity from ancient times through the 21st century. From the first Van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum (Self-Portrait, 1887), to Diego Rivera’s world-renowned Detroit Industry murals (1932–33), the DIA’s collection is known for its quality, range and depth. The DIA’s mission is to create opportunities for all visitors to find personal meaning in art individually and with each other. Programs are made possible with support from residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.