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Watson and the Shark John Singleton Copley
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Watson and the Shark (46.310) — John Singleton Copley

Be a Part of the Art!

2014 Community Outreach Report

See how the DIA has reached your community.

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The DIA creates experiences both inside the museum, and out, that help people make personal connections with art. If you'd like to learn more about being a part of the art, you can reach us by email at or by phone at 313.833.2356.

DIA Away

DIA Away is a mobile interactive experience that extends the creative experience beyond the walls of the museum to our neighbors in Southeast Michigan. We visit schools and community fairs and festivals, and senior center to inspire creative thinking and problem solving. To request DIA Away, please click here. For more information, please contact 



Inside|Out brings reproductions of great treasures from the DIA to our community. Discover them all around town or come visit your works of art in their natural habitat!

Adult Community Engagement Talks and Adult Art Talks

School Outreach

  • In-classroom art talks, led by teaching volunteers, for either single or multiple classroom visits
  • In-museum school field trips
  • Visit our Teachers section to learn more about our school outreach programs


As part of the tri-county millage, the DIA is committed to transparency. Below are Service Agreements, AUP (audit) reports, and Arts Authority Reports for each county.

Other great stuff going on in your community:

No community outreach events are scheduled at this time.

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Your membership and donations are critical to the museum’s success.

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Be a Volunteer

You can support our staff and help provide our visitors with a memorable experience. See available volunteer opportunities

Mary Ann Carmichael

Mary Ann Carmichael

Volunteer of the Year

Staff Aides 2014-15

Past Winners

Beverly Avadenka

Beverly Avadenka

Volunteer to Volunteer

October 2011

Past Winners

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