The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is taking art to the streets for the fourth 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 the streets and parks of Metro Detroit.
This year 21 new communities are part of the mix. From April to June, 81 reproductions will be in 13 communities, and from July to September, 80 will be placed in 12 other municipalities. Each community will have from five to 12 images clustered within walking or bike-riding distance. Exact placements are still being determined, and once they are finalized, they will be featured on an interactive map on the DIA’s website, www.dia.org.
To refresh the works available, the DIA has added six new reproductions, including several examples of modern art, to the 80 already in use. The new works are: The Window, Henri Matisse; Boy with Plaid Scarf, Robert Henri; Winter Landscape in Moonlight, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner; Hard Ball III, Robert Moskowitz; Mother and Child, Yoruba, African; and Ellen's Isle, Loch Katrine, Robert S. Duncanson.
The DIA will offer free museum admission to a Family Sunday for residents of participating Inside/Out communities. This will encourage them to come to the DIA to experience “their” works of art in person and enjoy the variety of activities the museum offers.
Spring 2013 DIA Inside Out Free Admission Events:
Ann Arbor weekend of April 20–21
Dearborn Heights weelend of June 8–9
Fraser weekend of June 1–2
Hazel Park weekend of April 27–28
New Baltimore weekend of May 4–5
Novi weekend of May 18–19
Pontiac weekend of April 27–29
Redford Township weekend of June 22–23
Rochester Hills weekend of May 4–5
Southwest Detroit weekend of June 22–23
Utica weekend of June 1–2
Walled Lake weekend of May 18–19
Westland weekend of June 8–9
The DIA encourages each city to plan activities centered around its Inside|Out works. Previous events have included a wine-tasting bus tour, bike and walking tours and talks at local libraries and festivals. The DIA will offer an online photo contest and a geocaching series—a high-tech treasure hunt in which players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, placed near the reproductions using GPS-enabled devices. The photo contest and geocaching series will begin later in the season, and those interested in participating are advised to visit the DIA’s website for updates.
Hours and Admission
Museum hours are 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 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. 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 the City of Detroit.
Click here for a list of this month's events at the Detroit Institute of Arts.