The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) announced participating cities for 2015 in the sixth year of its popular Inside|Out program in 2015. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will sponsor Inside|Out, which brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the DIA’s collection to outdoor venues throughout metro Detroit.
Over the past five years, Inside|Out has been in more than 100 communities. During the 2015 season, eight venues will be participating for the first time, including Midtown Detroit; the Osborn neighborhood in Detroit; Grosse Ile; Memphis; Ortonville; White Lake; Flat Rock; and Wolverine Lake.
“We are delighted at the continued success and popularity of Inside|Out,” said Graham W. J. Beal, DIA director. “Thanks to the Knight Foundation’s sponsorship, we are able to refresh the program and expand partnerships with metro Detroit community organizations.”
Highlights for next year include new images that better reflect the diversity of the museum’s collection and broad interests of communities. During the summer months, the DIA will partner with Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision to create an Inside|Out community garden exhibition. The exhibition will illuminate a handful of Detroit community gardens and provide new programming opportunities within the intersection of gardening, nutrition and art. The DIA will also partner with the Huron River Watershed Council to host an Inside|Out exhibition in the five Huron River Trail towns, an initiative to help develop an arts and culture component on the Huron riverfront.
The DIA encourages each community to plan activities centered around its Inside|Out works. Previous events have included bike and walking tours, bus tours, talks at local libraries, festivals and more.
More than 80 reproductions will be in 10 communities from April to July, and then in 10 other communities from August to October. Each community will have from seven to 12 images clustered within walking or bike-riding distance. Exact locations are still being determined and, once finalized, will be featured on an interactive map on the DIA’s website, www.dia.org.
|Fraser||Detroit community gardens|
|Hines Park||Detroit Riverfront|
|Meadowbrook Hall and Oakland University||Eastpointe and Roseville|
|Memphis||Farmington and Farmington Hills|
|Midtown Detroit||Grosse Ile|
|Ortonville||Huron River Trail (Ann Arbor, Dexter, Flat Rock, Milford and Ypsilanti)|
|Osborn neighborhood, Detroit||Macomb Township|
|West Bloomfield||South Lyon|
|White Lake||Wolverine Lake|
Facebook users can follow Inside|Out updates and share their Inside|Out experiences through messages, photos, videos and more on the Inside|Out Facebook page. To use the Inside|Out Facebook page, visit www.facebook.com/dia.insideout and “Like” the page. People can also follow DIA updates on Twitter (@DIADetroit #DIAInsideOut), Instagram (@DIADetroit #DIAInsideOut) 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.