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Free DIA Admission For Canton Residents On Sunday

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DETROIT (WWJ) - Canton residents can receive free admission to the Detroit Institute of Arts this Sunday, July 15.

Canton residents can simply present their driver’s license or state ID and receive four complimentary general admission tickets to the DIA (does not include admission to special exhibitions).

DIA officials say the free admission is a thank you to the city for their support of the museum’s InsideOut program, an outreach program which places replicas of some of the DIA’s most famous works in unique settings throughout participating metro Detroit communities.

Canton residents are encouraged to visit the DIA on this free day to experience “Canton’s six original masterpieces,” which have been duplicated and are currently on display at various Canton locations through September.

Six full-scale replicated paintings from the likes of Franz Marc to Winslow Homer will be on display at the following Canton locations:

  • Animals in Landscape by German artist Franz Marc at the Summit on the Park, located at 46000 Summit Parkway
  • Young Woman with a Violin by Italian artist Orazio Gentileschi at the Canton Public Library, located at 1200 S. Canton Center Road
  • Talking Oak by English artist William Maw Egley at the Canton Administration Building, located at 1150 S. Canton Center Road
  • The Merrymakers by French artist Carolus-Duran at the Heritage Park Amphitheater, located adjacent to the Canton Administration Building
  • Girl and Laurel by American artist Winslow Homer in Preservation Park, located at 500 N. Ridge Road
  • Saint Jerome in His Study by Netherlandish artist Jan van Eyck at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road

The DIA, located at 5200 Woodward Avenue in Detroit, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, visit www.dia.org.

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