Lonely Planet Writer

Detroit takes famous artworks onto the streets

This weekend the Detroit Institute of Art will be bringing many of its famous artworks to a wider audience by installing reproductions of the pieces on streets and in parks around the city.

Detroit begins the court battle over it's uncertain future. Image by Bernt Rostad / CC BY 2.0
Detroit welcomes street art. Image by Bernt Rostad / CC BY 2.0

The ‘Inside/Out’ programme began five years ago and has been an influence on similar projects in Philadelphia and Miami. On Friday the works will begin appearing in the suburbs of Eastpointe, Roseville and Macomb Township, and over the coming weeks a further ten neighbourhoods will receive the alfresco artworks. It’s “one of those rare programmes that can get entire communities talking about and engaging with art”, said Victoria Rogers, vice president of arts for Knight Foundation which supports the project. Read more: thenewstribune.com