The DIA wants you to 'do it for the 'gram'


  • Photo courtesy of Detroit Institute of Arts
If you love Instagram (and you know you do), the Detroit Institute of Arts has a fun contest coming up. The museum is partnering with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Akron Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Pérez Art Museum Miami for the #InsideOutUSA photo contest from June 3-12.

Inside|Out brings high quality reproductions of museum masterpieces out of art galleries and into the streets, and the contest is seeking the most creative photos of them. (Now's your chance to take that selfie with classic piece of art with no shame!) 
All four of the museums will launch the photo contest with Instagram meetups from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, June 3. In Detroit, the contest kicks off at Eastern Market and the newly expanded Dequindre Cut, where you'll be able to meet DIA staff and grab a map that shows Inside|Out art locations. 

You'll also be able to swing by Detroit City Distillery for discounted drinks (whhhat?!). Just show the bartender your Inside|Out photo on Instagram and you'll receive half-off. Boom. 

Don't worry though, you don't have to be at the meetup in order to participate. You can enter to win by tagging the DIA (@DIADetroit on Insta) and hashtagging the photo #InsideOutUSA.

Detroit Institute of Arts CEO Salvador Salort-Pons will be selecting winners based on beauty and creativity. 

For more information, click here, and to see Inside|Out photos from around the country, visit

Participants can submit photos until midnight on Sunday, June 12 and winners from each city will be announced on Thursday, June 16.

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