The City of Sterling Heights has been chosen as a Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) Inside|Out community for 2017 and will see installation coming in late July. The City is set to get eight (8) pieces installed throughout its City Campus and in Dodge Park.
Inside|Out brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the DIA’s collection to outdoor venues throughout metro Detroit. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will sponsor the program, which embarks on its eighth year. The program was secured in Sterling Heights with the assistance and support of the Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation.
From July until November, Sterling Heights residents will have the opportunity to view these famous replicas while walking within the city. The artwork will also be accessible throughout the City’s Sterlingfest Art and Music Fair scheduled for July 27-29. The selected artworks include:• “In the Garden” — Mary Cassatt• “Asafo Flag” — Unknown Artist, Yorba• “Reading of the Story of Oenone” — Francis Davis Millet• “Annunciatory Angel” — Fra Angelico • “Mosquito Nets” — John Singer Sargent• “The Lily Pond” — Charles Harry Eaton• “Sinfonia” — Michiel van Musscher• “Confrontation” — Samuel A. Hodge These pieces can be found at City Hall, Dodge Park, the Public Library, the Recreation Center, the Dodge Park Bandshell, Senior Center and Upton House. Additional event information and interactive maps will be available on the City’s website throughout the three-month display.
“The City of Sterling Heights is thrilled to welcome back the DIA’s Inside|Out display this summer and through the fall,” said Mayor Michael C. Taylor. “Sterling Heights is committed to supporting public art through temporary installations such as this and also our growing Public Art Program announced earlier this year. I hope all residents will take time over the next few months to stop by the City Campus to view and learn more about these incredible works of art.”
Facebook users can follow Inside|Out updates and share their Inside|Out experiences on the Inside|Out Facebook page. People can also follow updates on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (@DIADetroit) using the hashtags #DIAInsideOut and #InsideOutUSA.
“Art has the powerful ability to unify, and Inside|Out allows us to bring people together outside of the museum walls,” said Salvador Salort-Pons, DIA director. “We see ourselves as more than a museum; we use art to encourage connections and improve understanding among our diverse communities.”
Media with further questions can contact Community Relations Director Bridget Kozlowski at firstname.lastname@example.org or (586) 446-2471.