Pontiac welcomes the DIA Inside|Out for it's second year in a row

Detroit Institute of Arts launches Fifth Year of popular Inside|Out Program. Pontiac welcomes the DIA Inside|Out program as one of the nearly 100 communities that have received it over the years.

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is taking art to the streets around Metro Detroit for the fifth year in a row. The DIA announced on Friday, January 17, that participating cities including Pontiac will receive high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the DIA's collection to outdoor venues throughout the area.

Over the past four years, the DIA has installed more than 700 reproductions in 98 communities. This year eight cities are participating for the first time. Pontiac is in it's second year. More than 80 reproductions will be in nine cities, some with multiple venues, from April to July and then placed in nine other venues from August to October. Each community will have from five to twelve images clustered within walking or bike-riding distance. Exact placements are still being determined and, once finalized, will be featured on an interactive map on the DIA's website, www.dia.org.

"We're excited to embark on the fifth year of Inside|Out," said Graham W.J. Beal, DIA director. "It's been amazing to see how Inside|Out has grown over the past four years, fostering both creativity and pride among residents within their communities."

Pontiac will be participating this spring with installations being visible around Downtown Pontiac from April to July.

Facebook users can follow Inside|Out updates and share their experiences with the program through messages, photos, videos, and more on the Inside|Out Facebook page. Also be sure to Follow Downtown Pontiac and Canvas Pontiac on Facebook for more info on the Pontiac installation.

DIA Hours and Admission are 9am-4pm Tues-Thu, 9am-10pm Fri, and 10am-5pm Sat-Sun. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for ages 6-17 and free for DIA members and residents of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties.

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), one of the premier art museums in the United States, is home to more than 60,000 works that comprise a multicultural survey of human creativity from ancient times through the 21st century. From the first Van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum to Diego Rivera's world renowned Detroit Industry murals, the DIA's collection is known for its quality, range, and depth. The DIA's mission is to create opportunities for all visitors to find personal meaning in art.

Programs are made possible with support from residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

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