Traveling artwork from the Detroit Institute of Arts will return to the Rochester area this spring.
Rochester Hills is among 13 metro Detroit communities selected to receive DIA Inside|Out art installations in the spring. During the summer of 2011, downtown Rochester displayed seven pieces of art through the Inside|Out program; artwork from Vincent van Gogh and Francis David Millet were among the pieces. Read about that display here.
The artwork will be installed starting in mid-March and will remain through June.
"Inside|Out aims to connect with audiences outside the museum walls in places where they live, work and play," according to a DIA press release.
Rochester Hills will receive seven pieces of artwork. Three will be installed at the Village of Rochester Hills. The others will be on display at points of interest around town: Yates Cider Mill and the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, for example. The following artwork will be installed in Rochester Hills, according to the DIA:
- "The Recitation," Thomas Dewing
- "Colonel John Montressor," John Singleton Copley
- "The Piazza San Marco," Canaletto
- "Girl and Laurel," Winslow Homer
- "Portrait of Sophie, Princess Palatine," Gerrit van Honthorst
- "Luncheon with Figures in Masquerade Dress," Jean Francois De Troy
- "Animals in Landscape," Franz Marc
Shelleen McHale, marketing director for The Village, said the outdoors shopping and dining center makes for a great location to display the artwork. The DIA Inside|Out display will coincide with the Village's spring art show, she said.
Other communities chosen for the artwork this spring are Utica, Fraser, Dearborn Heights, Redford Township, Westland, Detroit (Southwest), Novi, Pontiac, Walled Lake, Hazel Park, Ann Arbor and New Baltimore.