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Posted on Tue, Apr 2, 2013 : 12:34 p.m.

DIA art reproductions brightening up downtown Ann Arbor

By Staff


A reproduction of Henri Matisse's "The Window" displayed at the Ann Arbor Justice Center.

courtesy of the Public Art Commission

Noticing some new artworks sprouting on downtown Ann Arbor buildings? Thank the Detroit Institute of Arts' "Inside|Out" program.

Inside|Out temporarily displays full-sized, high-quality reproductions of DIA paintings, placed in outdoor settings.

From now through June, seven reproductions are on display in Ann Arbor. All the artworks are displayed within walking distance of each other, so that people can tour all the works on foot. For a map of the locations, see below.

As part of the event, all Ann Arbor residents will have the opportunity to enjoy free admission to the DIA during the city’s Community Weekend on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21. Plus, performers from the Ann Arbor area will have the opportunity to play inside the museum on those dates.

This is the fourth year of the DIA’s Inside|Out program, and Ann Arbor is one of 13 communities participating this spring. Additional information about the DIA program can be found at the Inside|Out Facebook page:




Wed, Apr 3, 2013 : 11:11 a.m.

Tagger targets I fear.....


Sat, Apr 6, 2013 : 7:06 p.m.

yep, just a matter of time.


Wed, Apr 3, 2013 : 3:15 a.m.

But....wait...doesn't the city have various committees, boards, citizen groups that throughly discuss the aesthetics of each building that is built in the city? So, going forward, does this now mean we can disband all of these self serving ode to the importance of thy self over-achieving groups and just hang pictures of great works of art on the outside of the building if we deem the building unattractive?!?

Dirty Mouth

Tue, Apr 2, 2013 : 10:34 p.m.

Giving the DIA collection I'm surprised that THESE aforementioned pieces made the cut? It's as if modern or contemporary art movements never freaking happend! What is this, Gov. Snyder's top 10?

Dirty Mouth

Wed, Apr 3, 2013 : 2:03 p.m.

neophytes! :)

Linda Peck

Tue, Apr 2, 2013 : 8:01 p.m.

I really like this! Thanks DIA!


Tue, Apr 2, 2013 : 5:06 p.m.

I must admit, this is a great idea. And it's actually art.


Tue, Apr 2, 2013 : 5 p.m.

Now *this* is the way to do public art - even on a temporary basis. And free DIA admission? We are truly blessed.