The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is taking art to the streets around Metro Detroit for the fifth year in a row. The DIA announced on Friday the participating cities in this year’s popular Inside|Out program, which brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the DIA’s collection to outdoor venues throughout the area.
Over the past four years, the DIA has installed more than 700 reproductions in 98 communities. This year eight cities are participating for the first time. More than 80 reproductions will be in nine cities, some with multiple venues, from April to July, and then placed in nine other venues from August to October. Each community will have from five to 12 images clustered within walking or bike-riding distance. Exact placements are still being determined and, once finalized, will be featured on an interactive map on the DIA’s website, www.dia.org.
“We’re excited to embark on the fifth year of Inside|Out,” said Graham W. J. Beal, DIA director. “It’s been amazing to see how Inside|Out has grown over the past four years, fostering both creativity and pride among residents within their communities.”
Participating communities are:
|Spring 2014||Summer 2014|
|Auburn Hills||Brownstown Township|
|Imlay City||Downtown Detroit|
|Southfield||St. Clair Shores|
|Wolcott Mill Metropark (Ray Township)||Wixom|
The DIA encourages each community to plan activities centered around its Inside|Out works. Previous events have included bike and walking tours, talks at local libraries and festivals and more.
Facebook users can follow Inside|Out updates and share their experiences with the program through messages, photos, videos and more on the Inside|Out Facebook page. To utilize the Inside|Out Facebook page, visit www.facebook.com/dia.insideout and “Like” the page. Social media users can also follow DIA updates on the following social media platforms: Twitter (@DIADetroit #InsideOut), Instagram (DIADetroit #InsideOut) and Youtube.
Hours and Admission
Museum hours are 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Tuesdays–Thursdays, 9 a.m.–10 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for ages 6–17, and free for DIA members and residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. For membership information call 313-833-7971.
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.
Programs are made possible with support from residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.