Meet the local winners of the 2017 #InsideOutUSA photo contest

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June 15, 2017 by Marika Lynch


Touring the Detroit Institute of Arts installations at the InsideOutUSA Instameet on June 9. Photo by Larisa Zade.

Update: Congratulations to the winner of the national contest, @tistheseasontv of Akron, Ohio! See the winning photo, chosen by the participating museums, below.

Instagrammers in five cities this week participated in the #InsideOutUSA photo contest, taking creative photos highlighting the national program that brings high-quality replicas of the art in museum’s collections into neighborhoods.

Today, the six participating museums in the Knight-funded program – the Akron Museum of Art, the Detroit Institute of Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture – announced the winners.

Together, they took pensive portraits, mixed tai-chi with their art, and used the natural foliage to enhance iconic works in museums’ collections.

The local winners are:






You can see all the entries by searching #InsideOutUSA on Instagram, and learn more about the program at Exhibitions will be up in participating cities through the fall.

The museums will be choosing a national winner from these five local photos – check back on June 22 to learn which receives the prize.

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