#InsideOutUSA Photo Contest 2017

Join the Detroit Institute of Arts, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and five other museums across the country in celebrating art in unexpected places this summer with the #InsideOutUSA Photo Contest from June 9–22. The contest seeks out the most creative photos of Inside|Out works in the five cities.

Participating museums include the Akron Art Museum, Charlotte’s Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, Pérez Art Museum Miami and Philadelphia Museum of Art.  

Detroit Contest Instructions

In Detroit, enter to win by posting a photo of an Inside|Out work on Instagram and tagging @DIADetroit and #InsideOutUSA. The winning photo will be selected based on beauty and creativity by Taylor Aldridge and Lucy Mensah, assistant curators in The James Pearson Duffy Department of Contemporary Art at the DIA. Prizes include an Inside|Out reproduction and display of the winning photo at the DIA.

Contest Starts

Friday, June 9, 2017

The photo contest kicks off in Detroit with an Instameet in Detroit’s Lafayette Park neighborhood on Friday, June 9, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The event will begin with a walking tour of the Inside|Out reproductions in the area. The approximately 60-minute tour will depart from Lafayette Plaza, located at 1565 E. Lafayette St. Afterwards, attendees can enjoy discounted drinks and food options at select businesses in the nearby Eastern Market district until 9:30 p.m. Participating businesses include Detroit City Distillery, located at 2462 Riopelle St., Stache International, located at 1416 E Fisher Service Dr., and Supino Pizzeria, located at 2457 Russell St. To receive discounts, attendees must show restaurant staff their #InsideOutUSA photo on Instagram.

Contest Ends

Detroit contest: Monday, June 12, 2017 

National contest: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Submissions will be accepted through June 12, 11:59 p.m. ET, and the Detroit winner will be announced on June 15. The winners from each city will be entered into a national people’s choice contest at insideoutusa.org, and the national winner will be announced on Thursday, June 22.

Prize Eligibility

Photos must be taken between June 9 and June 12, 2017. 

About Inside|Out

Inside|Out brings high-quality reproductions of museum masterpieces out of the galleries and into the streets, pleasantly surprising and delighting residents of participating communities. The DIA conceived of the program in 2010. Because of its success, the Knight Foundation expanded the program to other cities throughout the United States beginning in 2015.

For more information about the DIA's Inside|Out program, including a list of participating communities and art-finding maps, visit dia.org/insideout.

Go to insideoutusa.org and follow #InsideOutUSA to see photos of Inside|Out across the country.

Photo credit: Andrew Potter for Knight Foundation