More than 90 high-quality reproductions of masterpieces to the streets and parks of Detroit #usa #art

August 01, 2015 - October 31, 2015
Detroit | United States of America

Inside|Out, now in its sixth year, brings more than 90 high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the DIA's collection to the streets and parks of metro Detroit, pleasantly surprising and delighting residents of participating communities. Where possible, the works are clustered within walking or biking distance of each other in a grand, open-air gallery.

Each year Inside|Out is installed for a spring season, from April to July, and a summer season, from August to October. Highlights this year include new images that better reflect the diversity of the museum's collection and broad interests of communities. This summer the DIA will partner with Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision to create an Inside|Out community garden exhibition. The exhibition will illuminate a handful of Southwest 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.

Over the past five years, the DIA has installed reproductions in over 100 communities and engaged thousands of metro Detroiters. 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.

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.

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.