Thursday, August 12, 2021

Art masterpieces now on display throughout city

Irises and Calla Lilies
The Detroit Institute of Arts Inside Out installations in Romulus are now complete and available for public viewing.

Currently, reproductions of DIA masterpiece works are on public exhibit outside at Boice Park, Romulus City hall, the Romulus Athletic Center (RAC), at Romulus Historical Park and at the Romulus Senior Center. 

The painting on Boice Parkway is a reproduction of Chevy by Edwin Henry Landseer; a William Maw Egley painting titled Talking Oak is mounted near the bathrooms at Romulus Historical Park on Hunt Street and A Day in June, by George Wesley Bellows is on display at Romulus City Hall at 11111 Wayne Road. Mexican Pueblo by Jose Clementa Orozco is on display at the left of the entrance to the Romulus Library at 11121 Wayne Road and Irises and Calla Lilies by Maria Oakley Dewing can be viewed at the entrance to the Romulus Senior Center at 36525 Bibbins.

A Day in June
At the Romulus Athletic Center, a reproduction of Still Life: A Letter Rack by Edwart Collyer can be viewed on the red wall near the bike rack at 35765 Northville Road.

Inside Out brings reproductions of great art treasures into local communities each year. The paintings usually remain on display through October. 

During a recent meeting of the Romulus City Council members, Councilwoman Tina Talley said she had received a call from a local resident who was surprised and pleased to find the painting near his home. She said she had been unaware of the exhibit but was very pleased that Romulus had been chosen to participate in the program.

Talking Oak

“More good stuff happening in Romulus,” she said.

Councilwoman Eva Webb agreed and said the exhibits allow city residents to appreciate the artwork and could inspire young people in the city.