Fine Art For A Fine City

Posted by – Dale Mathes, Code Enforcement Officer

For the last five years, the Detroit Institute of Arts has placed reproductions of paintings in its collection in cities around the state.  The “Inside/Out” program has displayed 700 reproductions in 98 cities during that time.  This year Auburn Hills has been selected as one of nine cities involved.  The Downtown area has nine reproductions clustered within walking distance.

“Young Woman With a Violin” by Orazio Gentileschi

“Young Woman With a Violin” by Orazio Gentileschi

Two of my favorites are “Young Woman With a Violin” by Orazio Gentileschi located by The Den at 3388 Auburn and “The Wedding Dance” by Peter Brugel the Elder at the parking deck on Primary.

“The Wedding Dance” by Peter Brugel

“The Wedding Dance” by Peter Brugel the Elder

To find the locations of the other seven reproductions, click here to select Auburn Hills and download the map.  Then plan a stroll in the spring weather and see some of the best art from one of the best museums in the country.  All in our own backyard.