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Detroit Institute of Arts selects Communities for Summer InsideOut Program - High-quality reproductions will be on view from July to September

Friday, June 08, 2012

(Detroit)—The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) has named participating communities for the next round of Inside|Out, which brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the DIA’s collection to the streets and parks of metro Detroit. The reproductions for this round will be on view from July 3 to Sept. 30. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is sponsoring the program for 2012 and 2013.

“This is one of many ways the DIA serves the community,” said Graham W. J. Beal, DIA director. “We’re glad to be continuing our third year of the extremely popular Inside|Out program, and we look forward to 2013.”

Each community will have five to 12 reproductions clustered within walking or bike-riding distance of each other. The exact location of each work is still being determined. Once the locations are finalized, they will be featured on an interactive map on the DIA’s website,

Inside|Out will be in five new cities this summer: Clawson, Garden City, Trenton, Troy and Waterford. Although the other eight communities have participated in the program before, the reproductions will be placed in different locations to maintain the element of surprise of seeing the artwork in unexpected settings.

The DIA will offer free museum admission to a Family Sunday for residents of participating 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.

Participating communities, with their free days noted, are:
· Canton                               July 15
· Troy                                   July 22
· Dearborn                           July 29
· Waterford                          August 5
· Garden City                       August 19
· Trenton                             August 19
· Royal Oak                        August 26
· Ferndale                           August 26
· Clawson                           August 26
· Clinton Township             September 16
· Harrison Township           September 16
· Northville                         September 23
· Detroit                             September 30

Each city will plan activities centered around its Inside|Out works with guidance from the DIA. Previous events have included a wine-tasting bus tour, bike and walking tours, talks at local libraries and festivals. The DIA will also 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.

The DIA has an Inside|Out Facebook page, where Facebook users can interact with each other online and share their Inside|Out experiences through messages, photos, videos and more. To utilize the Inside|Out Facebook page, visit and “Like” the page.

About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
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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.

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