BY BTL STAFF
The Detroit Institute of Arts is recruiting city representatives, downtown development authorities and arts organizations in communities interested in displaying high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the DIA’s collection in their cities as part of the museum’s popular Inside|Out program. Now in its ninth year, Inside|Out shares the richness and diversity of the museum’s extensive collection outside the museum walls in places where people live, work and play. Communities can choose April to July 2018 or August to October 2018 to host 12 reproductions to be clustered within walking or bike-riding distance of each other.
Cities and businesses that take part in Inside|Out will be featured on a map on the DIA’s website and promoted on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. The museum will also assist community leaders in developing educational programs in conjunction with Inside|Out to engage people with the reproductions and inspire them to visit the museum to see the originals. Past events have included a wine-tasting bus tour, bike and walking tours, talks at local libraries and art galleries and art festivals.
Interested communities are asked to submit an application by November 17. An application does not guarantee a slot but will help the museum determine locations for 2018. Preference will be given to communities in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties and to those that have not participated before. Municipalities are chosen based on a variety of criteria including community interest, desired outcomes, and location.