Joe kept coming last week mentioning he'd seen random pieces of framed artwork on walls around downtown Royal Oak - little did we know that this was part of Detroit Institute of Arts [DIA] Inside/Out summer exhibition taking place around metro Detroit. It's now in it's third year of bringing framed high quality reproductions from the DIA collection out onto the streets. So on Saturday we took a short drive over to our next town Royal Oak to see the six pieces they had hanging up. Here's what we found;
Royal Oak Public Library - The Recitation by Thomas Wilmer Dewing.
The gardens around the library
Ariana Gallery, Main St - Eleanora of Toledo and Her Son by Agnolo Bronizo
Qdoba Mexican Grille, Main St - Staunch Friends by William Fredrick Yeamas
Noir Leather, W. 4th St - Selene and Endymion by Nicolas Poussin
Pronto, S. Washington St - Warrior With Two Pages by Peter Paul Rubens
Decorations in the flower pots for the 4th of July.
Comedy Castle - Corner of S. Troy and 4th St. - Cotopaxi by Frederic Edwin Church
Close up of the the Cotopaxi frame.
All the artwork are within walking distance of each other and not only do you get to see some artwork but you get to see some of the downtown areas too. Hopefully we'll get to check out the pieces in Ferndale another weekend.
Inside/Out exhibition map [Source].
The exhibition runs across Detroit and many of it's metro cities until the end of September in; Canton, Clawson, Clinton Township, Dearborn, Detroit, Ferndale, Gordeu City, Harrison Township, Northville, Royal Oak, Trenton, Troy and Waterford.
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