Art Buzz September 10, 2013: Detroit Institute of Arts: In Detroit, a Case of Selling Art and Selling Out

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In Detroit, a Case of Selling Art and Selling Out

Source: NYT, 9-10-13

Suits of armor in the Great Hall at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Fabrizio Costantini for The New York Times

Suits of armor in the Great Hall at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

The recent suggestion that the City of Detroit, which owns the Institute of Arts’ building and collection, should sell some of the art to help cover municipal debts would be a betrayal of public trust and donors’ bequests….READ MORE

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Art Buzz July 29, 2013: Detroit’s bankruptcy filing may imperil art museum collection

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Detroit’s bankruptcy filing may imperil art museum collection

Source: Public Radio International PRI, 7-29-13

That may include the art collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts, which – uniquely for a major, comprehensive museum in America – belongs to the city, along with the building that houses it….READ MORE