April 16, 2019

DIA’s Inside|Out art program celebrates 10 years

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"A Day in June"

Have you noticed the paintings outside Scott Hall, the Lande Building and the Mazurek Medical Education Commons? The Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Art in Medicine student club are hosting five replicas of artwork from the Detroit Institute of Arts through June. The community-based program, called Inside|Out, is in its 10th year of bringing high-quality reproductions from the DIA’s collection to outdoor venues throughout metropolitan Detroit.

The pieces at the School of Medicine include “A Day in June” by George Wesley Bellows, “Savoy Ballroom” by Reginald Marsh, “Boy with Plaid Scarf” by Robert Cozad Henri, “Movement #27” by Kwesi Owusu-Ankomah and “Dancers in a Green Room” by Edgar Degas.

The reproductions will be on view in four communities from April to July, and eight others from July to October. Each community will display up to 12 images clustered within walking or biking distance.

Inside|Out is a popular component of the DIA’s community engagement efforts. In the past 10 years, the museum has partnered with more than 100 communities, including Wayne State, and engaged tens of thousands of residents with art in places where they live, work and play.

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"Boy with Plaid Scarf"

Are you on Twitter or Instagram? Use the hashtags #DIAInsideOut and #InsideOutUSA and tag us @waynemedicine.

Besides Wayne State, additional spring communities include Lake Orion, Clawson and the North Corktown area of Detroit. Summer locations include Macomb Corners Park, Shelby Township, Wyandotte, Warren, Oakland Municipal Campus, Oakland Community College, Belle Isle and the Detroit Riverwalk.