The Belle Isle Conservancy Announces 8 Inside|Out Installations

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) installs 8 masterpieces throughout Belle Isle Park as part of its popular Inside|Out project.

Online PR News – 09-July-2013 – Detroit, MI – The Belle Isle Conservancy (BIC) is pleased to announce that the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) has installed eight reproductions of its most famous masterpieces at Belle Isle Park. The art installations are part of the DIA’s Inside|Out project sponsored by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, bringing nearly 80 reproductions of DIA masterpieces to outdoor spaces throughout metro Detroit. The masterpieces are on view for Belle Isle Park visitors July through September.

“Belle Isle has new treasures with these great works of art on view for everyone,” says BIC President Michele Hodges. “We are so happy to have the support of the City of Detroit Recreation Department with the DIA to have this installation happen. Inside|Out is yet another great reason to visit Belle Isle Park.”

List of Inside|Out installations and locations at Belle Isle Park:

• Sunset Point, Casino Way
Bude Sands at Sunset – John Randall Brett

• North Fishing Pier, Riverbank Dr
Woman in Armchair – Pierre Auguste Renoir

• Bath Lunch Pavilion, Riverside Dr
Berenice Reproaching Ptolemy – Jean-Joseph Taillasson

• Playscape, Central Ave
Mother and Child – Unknown (Yoruba, African)

• Aquarium/Conservatory, Conservatory Way
Gladioli, Claude Monet

• Dossin Great Lakes Museum, The Strand
Colonel John Montresor – John Singleton Copley

• Softball Fields, Vista Dr
Asafo Flag – Unknown (Fante, African)

• Nature Zoo, East Lakeside Dr
Animals in Landscape – Franz Marc

The DIA will be working with several area organizations to plan educational opportunities and other fun activities throughout the next couple of months.

To view a map of all Inside|Out installations, visit or Belle Isle Conservancy’s Facebook page at

About Belle Isle Conservancy
The mission of the Belle Isle Conservancy is to protect, preserve, restore and enhance the natural environment, historic structures and unique character of Belle Isle as a public park for the enjoyment of all – now and forever.

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