DIA Offers New Exhibits as 'Thank You' for Support

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DETROIT — The Detroit Institute of Arts will offer a series of statewide exhibitions in the upcoming year, and will also extend its popular Inside|Out program to outstate Michigan. The series and extension is in appreciation of the State of Michigan’s support for the Grand Bargain that helped secure City of Detroit pensions, and protected the museum’s collection.

The museum will send two exhibitions to venues outside metro Detroit each fiscal year.

The first exhibition will feature one of the art museum’s most beloved paintings, “The Nut Gatherers,” by William-Adolphe Bouguereau. The painting can be viewed at the Flint Institute of Arts between Aug. 5 and Oct. 11. It will then move to the Midland Center of Arts and the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art from Oct. 1 to Jan. 3.

Along with two new exhibitions, the museum staff will provide training in Visual Thinking Strategies, an art-based tool for teaching critical thinking and communication skills. Training will take place throughout October, November, and January in the Beecher Community Schools in Flint.

The museum will also share its collection with Michigan residents outside Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties through its Inside|Out program, which installs reproductions of the art museum outdoors. Two outdoor exhibitions of 15 reproductions will be installed each summer, focusing on locations in the 45 countries identified as underserved by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs has

Grand Haven and Bay City are hosting Inside|Out until mid-November. To download a digital art finder map, visit dia.org/insideart.

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