Detroit Institute of Art Exhibit Comes to Fenton


Photo Credits: The Detroit Institute of Arts

Inside|Out, the popular community outreach program of the Detroit Institue of Arts (DIA) is visiting Fenton this Spring. Now in its ninth year, Inside|Out brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the museum’s collection to outdoor venues throughout Michigan. This year the DIA selected Fenton to display 11 of these pieces.

“Inside|Out allows us to expose people to great artworks in the familiarity of their own communities,” said Salvador Salort-Pons, DIA director. “For almost a decade now, Inside Out has brought people together through the power of art to foster conversations and understanding among metro Detroit’s diverse communities.”

Displaying artwork outside? Yes, the DIA has developed a process that survives Michigan’s often unpredictable weather. After recreating the masterpieces as prints on vinyl canvas. They are attached to aluminum backing plates. This handles the temperature and precipitation variables. Specially coated frames adorn the artwork to give viewers the full museum quality appearance.

A ceremony at the Fenton Community and Cultural Center today unveiled the artwork. One of the paintings, located behind the Cultural Center, was covered. After a social gathering inside with wine and cheese served to those in attendance. The guests were invited outside for the reveal.

The exhibit runs through the middle of July. Arts Are The Heart visitors will be able to view the masterpieces during their May 19th and June 16th dates. Stop in the Fenton Community and Cultural Center for maps. The displays are along the river, in Rackham Park, and behind the Center.

The program is sponsored at the DIA by the James S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The DIA offers the moving exhibits to Michigan cities free of charge.

The Artwork Displayed

Title: In The Garden

Artist: Mary Cassatt, American, 1844-1926

Circa: 1903/1904


Title: Girl and Laurel

Artist: Winslow Homer, American, 1836-1910

Circa: 1879


Title: A Woman

Artist: Amedeo Modigliani, Italian, 1844-1920

Circa: 1917-1920


Title: A Day in June

Artist: George Wesley Bellows, American, 1882-1925



Title: The Fisherman’s Wedding Party

Artist: Thomas Moran, American, 1837-1926

Circa: 1892


Title: The Wilkinson Family

Artist: Francis Wheatley, English, 1747-1801

Circa: 1776-1778


Title: Berenice Reproaching Ptolemy

Artist: Jean-Joseph Taillasson, French, 1745-1809

Circa: 1802


Title: Portrait of Postman Roulin

Artist: Vincent Willem van Gogh, Dutch, 1853-1890

Circa: 1888


Title: Colonel John Montresor

Artist: John Singleton Copley, American, 1738-1815

Circa: 1771


Title: Animals in a Landscape

Artist: Franz Marc, German, 1880-1916

Circa: 1914


Title: Flowers in a Glass Vase

Artist: Rachel Ruysch, Dutch, 1664-1750

Circa: 1704