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MEDIA ALERT: Wyandotte to stage April Fool’s Day Shark Sighting in Detroit River - Media invited to cover, but event is meant as a surprise for the public

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

March 30, 2012
MEDIA ALERT
Wyandotte to stage April Fool’s Day Shark Sighting in Detroit River
Media invited to cover, but event is meant as a surprise for the public

WHAT: Wyandotte is staging an April Fool’s Day shark sighting in the Detroit River as part of its participation in the Detroit Institute of Arts’ (DIA) Inside|Out program. The city has several reproductions from the DIA collection installed around the community, including Watson and the Shark by John Singleton Copley.

WHEN: Sunday, April 1 from 1 to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Bishop Park between Oak and Chestnut Streets, Wyandotte, MI

COST: The event is free and open to the public.

OTHER: Inside|Out, now in its third year, brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the DIA’s collection to the streets and parks of metro Detroit. Where possible, the works are clustered within walking or biking distance of each other in a grand, open-air gallery. For more information, visit www.dia.org/insideout. Inside|Out is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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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.

Contact:  Natalie Rankine    734-223-3759    nrankine@wyan.org
               
               Larisa Zade          313-833-7962     lzade@dia.org    www.dia.org