DIA's Inside|Out program
on display in Ludington this summer
The Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) is excited to announce that the Detroit Institute of Arts' (DIA) popular program Inside|Out will be on display throughout downtown Ludington this summer and fall.
Now in its 11th year, Inside|Out brings high-quality reproductions from the DIA’s collection to outdoor venues throughout the state of Michigan.
“LACA is very excited that the DIA has chosen Ludington as one of the host sites this summer,” LACA Executive Director Andrew Skinner said. “This is a great opportunity for our community and visitors to experience world renowned, high quality artwork.”
“This is a perfect social distancing activity for the whole family,” Skinner said. “Best of all they are all within walking or biking distance,” Skinner added.
The seven artworks on display in Ludington include: ‘Nocturne In Black and Gold, the Falling Rocket,’ by James Abbott McNeill Whistler; ‘Bank of the Oise at Auvers,’ by Vincent Van Gogh; ‘Savoy Ballroom,’ by Reginald Marsh; ‘Seascape Sunset,’ by Martin Johnson Heade; ‘Mother and Child,’ by Solomon Irein Wangboje; ‘Summer,’ by Thomas Wilmer Dewing; and ‘Mexican Pueblo,’ by Jose Clemente Orozco.
The venues for the reproductions include: the Ludington branch of the Mason County District Library, the Ludington Area Center for the Arts, Waterfront Park, Ludington Municipal Marian (Loomis Street side) and Rotary Park. The Ludington Area Center for the Arts and Waterfront Park are each hosting two artworks.
There is actually an eight reproduction that is part of Ludington’s Inside|Out program this summer, according to Skinner. However, the artwork is only in Ludington during part of the day. “There are two reproductions of Martin Johnson Heade’s ‘Seascape Sunset,’ Skinner said. “In addition to being on display at the point in Waterfront Park near the entry to Harbor View Marina ‘Seascape Sunset’ will also be displayed aboard the S.S. Badger for travelers to view.”
“Having an Inside|Out artwork aboard the S.S. Badger is very exciting,” Skinner said. “As far as I know this is the first time an piece from the Inside|Out program has every been outside of Michigan, let alone a traveling piece.”
Inside|Out is a popular component of the DIA’s community engagement efforts. Over the past 11 years, the museum has partnered with more than 100 communities and engaged tens of thousands of residents with art in places where they live, work and play.
In addition to the Metro Detroit area installations the 2020 Inside|Out program also features five special installations in Northern Michigan. Joining Ludington are Mackinac Island, Bellaire, Douglas and Hancock.
The art center is encouraging area residents and visitors to share their favorite Inside|Out artwork with their friends and family on social media with the #LACAInsideOut. Don’t forget to post those selfies as well.
LACA is currently working on a few educational programming experiences related to the artwork and hopes to announce details soon. Stay up-to-date on this great event and other LACA events by visiting their website, www.ludingtonartscenter.org or finding them on facebook, @LudingtonArtsCenter.
The Inside|Out program will be on display through mid-November.