Inside|Out program decorates city locations

By: Maria Allard | Warren Weekly | Published August 16, 2019

 The Detroit Institute of Arts has brought  its Inside|Out program to Warren.  Here is a map of the participating locations: 1: Warren Community Center 2: Halmich Park 3: Licht Park 4: Warren 37th District Court 5: Warren City Hall 6: Warren Farmers Market 7: Veterans Memorial Park  8: Dorothy Busch Library

The Detroit Institute of Arts has brought its Inside|Out program to Warren. Here is a map of the participating locations: 1: Warren Community Center 2: Halmich Park 3: Licht Park 4: Warren 37th District Court 5: Warren City Hall 6: Warren Farmers Market 7: Veterans Memorial Park 8: Dorothy Busch Library

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WARREN — A bit of the Detroit Institute of Arts is currently beautifying several spots in the city of Warren.

The museum’s Inside|Out program has come to Warren, and residents are invited to check out the artistic displays. The Inside|Out program provides an opportunity for DIA organizers to bring art into the communities that support the museum.

“The Inside|Out program allows us a unique way to engage with tri-county residents by bringing art from the DIA into the communities in which they live,” DIA Director Salvador Salort-Pons said in a prepared statement. “For a decade, this program has been bringing culture and history that must be experienced in person to the communities we serve, providing an experience that cannot be found on TV or the internet.”

Through the Inside|Out program, paintings have been displayed at eight Warren sites: City Hall, the Warren Community Center, Halmich Park, Licht Park, Warren’s 37th District Court, the Farmers Market location, Veterans Memorial Park and the Dorothy Busch Branch of the Warren Public Library. The featured artists include Jasper Francis Cropsey, Robert Moskowitz, Edgar Degas, Rachel Ruysch and Edwart Collyer.  

According to Megan Hawthorne, the DIA regional public relations manager, since 2009 the Inside|Out program has partnered with over 100 communities across Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties.

“Every year the museum hopes to engage with more communities, which is why Warren was one of the communities selected for the summer Inside|Out install,” Hawthorne said in an email. “The individual communities pick the locations for the art to be installed, and the museum’s Inside|Out team selects pieces from the Inside|Out collection that fit the environment of the chosen location.”

The paintings are high-quality replicas of pieces in the DIA’s collection. Because some of the artwork is displayed outside, the pieces are weather-proofed. The Inside|Out program will be on display in Warren until the end of September.

The DIA, located at 5200 Woodward Ave. in Detroit, is home to more than 60,000 works that comprise a multicultural survey of human creativity from ancient times through the 21st century. The DIA’s mission is to create opportunities for all visitors to find personal meaning in art. Visit dia.org/insideout for maps of other communities and information on upcoming programs.

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