Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) hosts Inside|Out on Mackinac Island

. June 21, 2012 . 0 Comments

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is bringing Inside|Out to Mackinac Island this summer. Now in its third year, Inside|Out brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the DIA’s collection to outdoor public spaces. Nine reproductions will be on view within walking or bike-riding distance on the grounds of Grand Hotel and Marquette Park near the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum through September. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is sponsoring the program.

“We’re delighted to debut Inside|Out on Mackinac Island this year,” said Graham W. J. Beal, DIA director. “The program has been immensely popular in metro Detroit, and we’re excited to share it with northern Michigan residents and summer visitors to Mackinac Island.”

The names of the reproductions and their locations are featured on a downloadable map on the DIA’s website, www.dia.org/insideout. The works are reproductions of some of the DIA’s most popular masterpieces, such as Claude Monet’s Gladioli and Vincent van Gogh’s The Postman.

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.

More information: www.dia.org

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