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Detroit Institute of Arts launches summer round of popular Inside|Out program - 86 reproductions to be installed in 12 communities

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

(Detroit)—The Detroit Institute of Arts’ (DIA) acclaimed Inside|Out program will be installed in 12 communities for the summer round from July through September. Inside|Out brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the DIA’s collection to the streets and parks of metro Detroit. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is sponsoring the program.

Installation of the 86 reproductions will take place between June 22 and 29—just in time for Fourth of July celebrations. Each community will have from five to 12 images clustered within walking or bike-riding distance of each other. Exact placements will be featured on an interactive map on the DIA’s website,

This year the DIA has added six new reproductions to the 80 already in use, including several works of modern art. The new images are The Window, by Henri Matisse; Boy with Plaid Scarf, by Robert Henri; Winter Landscape in Moonlight, by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner; Hard Ball III, by Robert Moskowitz; Mother and Child, by an African Yoruba artist; and Ellen's Isle, Loch Katrine, by Robert S. Duncanson.

Residents of participating communities will enjoy a designated “community weekend”— a Saturday and Sunday to visit the museum for free and view the masterpieces their reproductions depict. Visitors will receive a 10 percent discount in CaféDIA and the museum shop, $1 off Detroit Film Theatre (DFT) tickets and free admission to the DFT 101 film series.

Participating communities, with free community weekends for the first round noted, are:

Summer 2013                                                                                         Community Weekends
Berkley                                                                                                    September 14–15
Brighton                                                                                                   July 20–21
Detroit (Belle Isle, Indian Village and surrounding area)                                 September 21–22
Hamtramck                                                                                              August 10–11
Huntington Woods                                                                                    September 14–15
Lincoln Park                                                                                             August 3–4
Pleasant Ridge                                                                                         September 14–15
Shelby Township                                                                                       August 17–18
Sterling Heights                                                                                        August 17–18
Warren                                                                                                    August 10–11
Woodhaven                                                                                              August 3–4
Ypsilanti                                                                                                  July 27–28

The DIA encourages each city to plan related activities. Some of those already scheduled are walking tours in Novi, Brighton and Lincoln Park; a senior bus trip in Wayne; a bike tour in Huntington Woods and Pleasant Ridge; and a display of work by local artists inspired by Inside|Out in Lincoln Park. Later in the season the DIA will offer an online photo contest. More information about related programs can be found at art centers in participating cities and on the DIA’s website.

Facebook users can follow Inside|Out news and share their experiences through messages, photos, videos and more on the Inside|Out Facebook page. To use the Inside|Out Facebook page, visit and “Like” the page.

About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. The foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more, visit

Hours and Admission
Museum hours are 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Tuesdays–Thursdays, 9 a.m.–10 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for ages 6–17, and free for DIA members and residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. For membership information call 313-833-7971.

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.

Contact: Larisa Zade 313-833-7962