Knight Detroit Museum Fund

Via Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan


To experiment with new programs that will take the institute’s world-class art collection out of the museum and into the community

As museums seek meaningful ways to engage with the public, the Detroit Institute of Arts found a winning model with its Inside|Out program, which brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the museum’s collection to the streets and parks of metro Detroit. The program, which recently completed its third year and is sponsored by Knight Foundation, has fostered concerts, poetry readings, talks, tours and art installations, as well as a sense of pride in the community and ownership of the museum. Now the institute wants to build on that success by experimenting with a range of programs to inspire creativity, knowledge of art and the museum’s collection, and a dialogue about local arts and culture.

The Community Foundation of Southeastern Michigan will create the Knight Detroit Museum Fund, in support of increased community engagement using new models at the Detroit Institute of Arts, to take the art out of the museum and into the community

Project Team

Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan