DIA Inside|Out program at Palmer Park
February 26, 2018 (Detroit)—The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) announced the communities participating in its 2018 Inside|Out program, which brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the DIA’s collection to outdoor venues throughout metro Detroit.
Inside|Out is sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Inside|Out is a successful component of the DIA’s community engagement efforts. Over the past nine years, the museum has partnered with more than 100 communities and engaged tens of thousands of residents with art in places where they live, work and play.
“Inside|Out allows us to expose people to great artworks in the familiarity of their own communities,” said Salvador Salort-Pons, DIA director. “For almost a decade now, Inside Out has brought people together through the power of art to foster conversations and understanding among metro Detroit’s diverse communities.”
The reproductions will be on view in eight communities from April to July, which includes Palmer Park, and in seven others from July to October. Each community will have from seven to 12 images clustered within walking or bike-riding distance. The interactive map is on the DIA’s website, available at www.dia.org/insideout.
People for Palmer Park is proud to announce two special events we've created to celebrate this important project in our park.
Enjoy two special bike tours of the Detroit Institute of Arts Inside/Out art installations in Palmer Park. At a leisurely pace, DIA docents and People for Palmer Park representatives will join you as we bike throughout the park to visit each of the seven pieces of artwork. We'll discuss the art at each location, as well as park history, programs, events and exciting future plans:
ART, SPIRIT & SANGRIA | Friday, May 18 • 7 - 9:30 pm
Following the tour, we will meet back at the Community House for a party with sangria, refreshments, socializing and a slide presentation by a DIA representative (a "Behind the Seen Talk"). This event is geared toward adults.
Tickets: $15 or two for $25. Reservations and tickets required (link below).
ART, CUPCAKES & STORY TIME | Sunday, May 20 • 2 - 4:30 pm
Following this family-friendly/child-oriented tour, we will meet back at the Community House for a party with cupcakes and lemonade. Then we will move to the Palmer Park Garden (next to the Community House) for a special Story Time at 3:30 pm with stories read and acted aloud to spark our imaginations and creativity.
Free, but reservations requested.
LOCATION: The Palmer Park Community House (the brightly painted building next to the Splash Park) is just east of where Pontchartrain splits at Merrill Plaisance.
The brightly painted building next to the Splash Park, is located at Pontchartrain and Merrill Plaisance.
Download the map below to find all 7 reproductions throughout the park on your own!