Gotta Have Art? DIA Masterpieces Installed in the Shores
St. Clair Shores is now home to seven reproductions of masterpieces from the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Van Gogh at Fishbone's? Neptune at Civic Arena?
Well this eclectic group can be seen throughout the Shores as part of the Detroit Institute of Arts' Inside/Out project, which takes framed, life-size digital reproductions of art from its collection to the streets of suburban Detroit communities.
The DIA has been working to install seven reproductions of art masterpieces around St. Clair Shores for the summer.
"This is fabulous for our community, and allows the public to visit and explore St. Clair Shores," said Greg Esler, parks and recreation director, who worked with the DIA to have the paintings placed in the city.
Here are the locations where the various pieces can be found:
- Kyte Monroe Park: Savoy Ballroom by Reginald Marsh.
- Maloof Jewelry and Gifts: The Wreck by Eugène-Louis-Gabriel Isabey.
- City Hall: Allegory of Hope by Alessandro Turchi.
- Civic Arena: Neptune, God of the Waters, unknown artist.
- Wahby Park: Bude Sands at Sunset by John Brett.
- Brownie’s on the Lake: Colonel John Montresor by John Singleton Copley.
- Fishbones: Bank of the Oise by Vincent van Gogh.
In all, there are 80 art masterpieces installed in communities across southeast Michigan. Other chosen communities are Brooklyn, Howell, Livonia, Manchester, Milan, New Baltimore, Novi, Romeo and Sterling Heights.
Come back during the next seven days to learn more about the works of art displayed around the Shores.