Art in the Garden
Offered daily through July 16, 2015
This summer, Meadow Brook will be surrounded by more than the art of its landscape. The Hall will have eight art reproductions placed throughout its 15 gardens as part of the Inside|Out program presented by the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Inside|Out is a community engagement project that places reproductions of the Detroit
Institute of Arts most well-known paintings in parks, neighborhoods and downtown areas in metro Detroit. Installing the works outside of the museum allows them to be engaged with and interpreted in a different way.
Displaying DIA art reproductions in the gardens of Meadow Brook Hall pays tribute to the passion the estate’s original owners, Matilda and Alfred Wilson, had for art and education. Everyone walking the grounds during Inside Out will receive a map with information about the paintings and the gardens, and children will have the opportunity to complete an art scavenger hunt.
Visitors taking the Estate Walking Tour will receive guided tours of Art in the Garden. Meadow Brook Hall’s dedicated Garden Club is planning their spring plantings around the colors of the eight art reproductions.
Inside|Out is funded through a generous grant from the Knight Foundation.
BANK OF THE OISE AT AUVERS, 1890, oil on canvas;
Vincent Willem van Gogh, Dutch. Bequest of Robert H.
Tannahill. Image courtesy Detroit Institute of Arts