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DIA exterior at night
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Turn your Community Inside|Out in 2013 with Detroit Institute of Arts: Museum seeks locations for upcoming year of popular street art program

Monday, September 24, 2012

(Detroit)—The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) would like to hear from city representatives, downtown development authorities and arts organizations in communities that would like to participate in the museum’s 2013 Inside|Out program. Inside|Out, which will be in its fourth year, brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the DIA’s collection to the streets and parks of metro Detroit. Celebrating the richness and diversity of the museum’s extensive collection, Inside|Out connects with audiences outside the traditional museum walls in a grand, open-air gallery.


Next year there will be two three-month installation periods: April to June and July to September. Each community will receive five to seven reproductions to be clustered within walking or bike-riding distance of each other.


Interested communities will be asked to submit a participation request form by October 10, 2012. This form does not guarantee a slot but will help the museum determine locations for 2013. Preference will be given to communities within the tri-county area and to those that have not participated before. Communities that have already turned in a participation request form for the 2013 season will not need to resubmit.


To request a participation form, contact Michelle Hauske at For more information about Inside|Out, visit


Cities and businesses that take part in Inside|Out will be featured on an interactive map on the DIA’s website and promoted on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The museum will also assist community leaders in developing educational programs in conjunction with Inside|Out and hopes people will be inspired to visit the museum to see the original works. Past events have included a wine-tasting bus tour, bike and walking tours, talks at local libraries, festivals and more.

Inside|Out is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Ed. Note: Images from last year’s Inside|Out program are available upon request.




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 and residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

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