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Detroit Institute of Arts seeks Locations for pop-up Inside|Out Program this Spring and Summer - Lifelike reproductions from museum’s collection offered to communities for one- to four-weeks

Monday, March 31, 2014

Contact: Pamela Marcil 313-833-7899   pmarcil@dia.org 


(Detroit)—The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is offering a pop-up version of its acclaimed Inside|Out program, which brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the DIA’s collection to the streets and parks of metro Detroit. The pop-up version, available this spring and summer, allows communities to display the reproductions from one to four weeks, as opposed to the 12 weeks required in the regular program.

The DIA would like to hear from city representatives, downtown development authorities, festival organizers and arts organizations interested in participating, according to Kathryn Dimond, DIA director of community relations. “We receive many requests from organizations and businesses that want to display the reproductions for a shorter period of time than three months,” said Dimond. “We want to accommodate their schedules so that Inside|Out will engage even more people with art in settings that are familiar to them.”

Interested communities should submit an application at http://www.dia.org/get-involved/community-outreach.aspx. The museum will fill requests based on availability. The DIA is able to offer Inside|Out this year thanks to support from tri-county residents, and there is no charge for installations in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties. There is an installation fee for locations in other counties. 

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 facebook.com/dia.insideout and “Like” the page.

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. General admission (excludes ticketed exhibitions) is free for Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county residents and DIA members. For all others, $8 for adults, $6 for seniors ages 62+, $4 for ages 6–17. For membership information, call 313-833-7971.

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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 residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.