Thursday, September 9, 2021

Museum masterpieces on display in Westland

Some of the greatest artists of all time have come to visit Westland.

The Detroit Institute of Arts has completed the installation of reproductions of museum masterpieces throughout the city as part of the Inside Out program.

The program, now in the 12th year, has brought six weather-resistant reproductions of masterpieces from DIA collection to the Westland community. 

“The City of Westland is proud to accept these six pieces and have chosen community buildings, Westland City Hall and some  Westland parks as incredible display locations for this celebration of art,” commented Mayor William R. Wild. “We are thrilled to see this program return to our community.”

 The City of Westland is one of 27 communities spread across Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties each with timeless pieces from the DIA Inside Out Program. For more information on DIA in Westland visit 

Saint Jerome in his Study by Jan Van Eyck is displayed at city hall at 36300 Warren Road; Claude Monet's Rounded Flower Bed can be seen at the  Senior Friendship Center at 1119 N. Newburgh Road; Fourteenth Street by John Sloan is on exhibit at Tattan Park at 1901 N. Carlson St. on the wall on the side of the concessions stand; Love Flight of a Pink Candy Heart by Florine Stettheimer is mounted on a wall near the picnic area at the William P Faust Memorial Westland Library at 6123 Central City Parkway; residents can see The Piazza San Marco by Canaletto in the grass near Octagon House in Westland Historic Village Park at 857 S. Wayne Road and Amedo Modgliani's A Woman is on display at the front entrance of the Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center at 32150 Dorsey.

The exhibits remain in place through October, museum officials said and are available usually 24 hours a day, seven days a week.