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Detroit Institute of Arts’ popular Inside|Out Program returns to Mackinac Island - Reproductions of masterpieces from the museum’s collection on view throughout the summer

Thursday, May 16, 2013

(Detroit)—The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is bringing Inside|Out to Mackinac Island this summer for the second year in a row. Now in its fourth year, Inside|Out brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the DIA’s collection to outdoor public spaces. Nine reproductions are currently on view within walking or bike-riding distance of the grounds of the Grand Hotel and Marquette Park near the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum through September. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is sponsoring the program.

“We’re delighted to bring Inside|Out back to Mackinac Island for northern Michigan residents and Mackinac Island visitors to enjoy,” said Graham W. J. Beal, DIA director.

A map with the names of the reproductions and their locations can be downloaded from the DIA’s website, Among the works represented are some of the DIA’s most popular masterpieces, such as Claude Monet’s Gladioli and Vincent van Gogh’s The Postman.

Inside|Out is currently installed in 13 metro Detroit communities through mid-June, and new locations will be selected for the summer. For information about local Inside|Out events and installation photos, visit the Inside|Out Facebook page,

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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.

Programs are made possible with support from the City of Detroit and residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.
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