Waiting for a Michigan driver’s license? Enjoy a Van Gogh

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – Some fine art with your license plate?

A dozen secretary of state offices in the Detroit area are displaying reproductions of paintings, thanks to a partnership with the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Museum director Salvador Salort-Pons said it's an effort to bring art to where people live. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said most people need to visit a branch office at some point.

For the last decade, the art museum has displayed reproductions outdoors. It's the first time that art is going inside.

Twenty-five pieces can be seen at 12 branch offices in Macomb, Wayne and Oakland counties. They include Henri Matisse's “The Window,” Vincent Van Gogh's “Self Portrait” and “Savoy Ballroom” by Reginald Marsh.

A list is posted online at www.michigan.gov/sos.