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The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) named participating communities in the next round of Inside|Out, which brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the DIA’s collection to the streets and parks of metro Detroit. Each community will have seven to 10 reproductions clustered within walking or bike-riding distance. The exact locations where they will be on display are still being determined. Once the locations are finalized, they will be featured on an interactive map on the DIA’s website, www.dia.org.
The program received generous sponsorship from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in the form of $250,000 for 2012 and 2013. “We are beginning the third year of Inside|Out, which has been immensely popular,” said Graham W. J. Beal, DIA director in a press release. “Knight Foundation’s support ensures that we can continue to engage people with art in settings that are familiar to them, fostering both creativity and pride in their communities.”
The press release goes on to say the the Knight Foundation believes weaving the arts into the fabric of communities inspires the people who live there, which is exactly what Inside|Out has done over the past two years. “We believe that the arts are a catalyst for public dialogue,” said Dennis Scholl, vice president/arts for Knight Foundation. “And that shared cultural experiences contribute to a sense of place and communal identity. Inside|Out has a proven record of accomplishing that, and we are happy to support it.”
The DIA will offer free museum admission to a Family Sunday for residents of participating communities.
Participating communities, with their free days noted, are:
To stay up to date on all activities visit the Inside|Out Facebook page, visit http://www.facebook.com/dia.insideout