The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) this year chose Troy as for the current round of Inside|Out, which brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the DIA's collection to the streets and parks of metro Detroit.
The reproductions for this round have been installed in Troy and will be on view through Sept. 30. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is sponsoring the program for 2012 and 2013. For more Inside|Out locations, click here.
The City of Troy has six reproductions clustered within walking or bike-riding distance of each other throughout the Civic Center Complex and at the Troy Historic Village. A complete map of all 13 communities can be found on the DIA's website.
The reproductions in Troy are located at:
- : Portrait of Sophia, Princess of Palatine by Gerrit von Honthorst
- : Self-Portrait by Paul Gauguin
- : The Nutgatherers by William Adolphe Bouguereau
- : Seascape: Sunset by Martin Johnson Heade
- : Drummer Boy by Thomas Couture
- : The Piazza San Marco by Canaletto
"This is one of many ways the DIA serves the community," DIA Director Graham W. J. Beal said. "We're glad to be continuing our third year of the extremely popular Inside|Out program, and we look forward to 2013."
"We are so excited to have been chosen as one of the five new cities to participate in the DIA's InsideOut project," Troy's Community Affairs Director Cindy Stewart said. "Our community will love seeing the masterpieces throughout the Civic Center area. We are working on some fabulous activities and programs to highlight the artwork in Troy."
Stewart said a bike tour of the masterpieces in Troy, Clawson, Ferndale and Royal Oak is scheduled for July 29.
The DIA will offer free museum admission to a Family Sunday for residents of participating communities. This will encourage them to come to the DIA to experience "their" works of art in person and enjoy the variety of activities the museum offers. Troy's free Sunday at the DIA is July 22. Check out the city's website for more events and programs or call 248-524-1147.