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Fine Art to be Installed at Rotary Park and Other Locations Throughout Trenton

Trenton residents can enjoy reproductions of fine art scattered around the downtown area both inside and outside thanks to the Detroit Institute of Arts' Inside/Out program.

What's the one thing is missing? Give up? The answer is fine art.

Trenton was selected to participate in the Detroit Institute of Art's Inside/Out program for 2012.

Six original reproductions of fine art dating as far back as the 16th century will be installed in some of the most unlikely places throughout Trenton's downtown area.

Some of the pieces hang on the sides of buildings, while others are freestanding throughout the downtown area. The pieces are clustered within walking or biking distance from each other to encourage people to get out and view them all.

The masterpieces will be installed on or before July 3 and will remain until Sept. 30 in several different locations:

  • Coastal Scene with a Man-of-War and other Vessels, 1692 by Ludolf Backhuysen (Dutch, 1630-1708) will be installed at .
  • The Countess de Brac as Aurora, 1741 by Jean Marc Nattier (French, 1685 – 1766) will be installed at .
  • The Wedding Dance, 1566 by Peter Bruegel the Elder (Netherlandish, 1525 – 1569) will be installed at the .
  • In the Garden, 1903/1904 by Mary Cassatt (American, 1844 – 1926) will be post mounted at the .
  • Solitude, 1890 by Jean Leon Gerome (French, 1824 – 1904) will be post mounted at Rotary Park.
  • The Wilkinson Family, 1776/1778 by Francis Wheatley (English, 1747 – 1801) will be installed at .

Residents of Trenton can visit the actual works of art and many others at the DIA for free on August 19. Residents can show their driver's license for free admission to the museum.

Trenton is one of 29 Michigan communities selected to host the Detroit Institute of Art's Inside/Out program.

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is sponsoring the program, which comes at no cost to the City of Trenton.

Nate Stemen (Editor) June 21, 2012 at 06:24 PM
The piece titled "Solitude" is easily my favorite. It suggests such serenity and peace, but with a reminder to never let your guard down. At least it does to me. Which is your favorite and why?
Sonya Smith June 21, 2012 at 06:46 PM
I love this. Awesome for Trenton!

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