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Detroit Institute of Arts hosts Bike Tour along Detroit Landmarks - Tour visits reproductions of art from museum collection, part of Inside|Out program

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

(Detroit)—Join a pedal-powered celebration of Detroit and the Detroit Institute of Arts’ (DIA) Inside|Out program on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 9 a.m., beginning at the DIA. Inside|Out features reproductions of works from the museum’s collection located outdoors throughout metro Detroit. The bike tour highlights the 12 installations along the Detroit Riverwalk, Dequindre Cut, and Eastern Market. Riders will savor mechanical, musical and poetic moments along the way.

Registration is free, but preregistration is required at Helmets are mandatory.

The 8.5 mile tour begins at the museum’s group entrance on John R Street at 9 a.m. and returns to the museum by noon. Riders who want to see the original works of art can pay a discounted museum admission of $5. This also includes a 1 p.m. sneak-peek tour of the exhibition Detroit Revealed: Photographs, 2000–2010 with Nancy Barr, DIA associate curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs.

In conjunction with the bike tour, DTE Energy Foundation, the 2011 sponsor of Inside|Out, is giving away a new bike in its “Lead the Pack” sweepstakes. To enter, go to

Detroit Bikes, Inside Out Literary Arts Project, The Hub of Detroit and Wheelhouse Detroit helped organize the ride.

Museum Hours and Admission
Museum hours are 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 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. 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.

Contact: Pamela Marcil 313-833-7899