Detroit Institute of Arts launches fourth Year of popular Inside|Out Program with continued Support from John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Twenty-one communities, six new reproductions added
February 8, 2013 (Detroit)—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. Inside/out
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.
“Community weekends” are another new component of this year’s program. Residents of participating communities will enjoy a designated Saturday and Sunday to visit the museum free and see the actual art work installed in their cities’ works. Visitors will receive a 10 percent discount in Café DIA and the museum shop, $1 off Detroit Film Theatre (DFT) tickets and free admission to showings of the DFT 101 film series.
“It’s been amazing to see how Inside|Out has grown over the past three years,” said Graham W. J. Beal, DIA director. “Embarking on its fourth year with sustained support from Knight Foundation, Inside|Out will continue to engage people with art in settings that are familiar to them, fostering both creativity and pride in their communities.”
"It's not enough to simply present art in today's world,” said Dennis Scholl, vice president for arts at Knight Foundation. “Audiences demand to be engaged, and with Inside Out, the DIA has created an exciting program that we think is worth replicating in communities around the country."
Participating communities, with free community weekends for the first round noted, are:
Summer 2013 community weekends TBD
Detroit (Belle Isle and Indian Village and surrounding area)
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.
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.