The museum says they’ll take legal action if needed to block any potential sale of works from its collection as part of Detroit’s municipal bankruptcy filing.
Voters in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne approved the millage provided that the funds go to the operation of the museum and not the city of Detroit.
Detroit Institute of Arts Director Graham Beals says there are false comparisons being made between the museum and pensioners.
Christie’s Appraisals says it has agreed to appraise some city-owned pieces in the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Emergency manager Kevyn Orr has been largely mum on the subject of whether the city could sell art to repay creditors.
A New York auction house could be interested in putting the DIA’s art collection on the block.
If Detroit’s broke, will culture be the first thing to go?
A tri-county millage to help fund the Detroit Zoo and the DIA will now have all of its revenue earmarked for those two institutions.
Actor Danny Glover will be the honored guest at the Detroit Institute of Arts’ 48th annual celebration which marks the celebration of FAAAA’s 50th anniversary year.
Michigan’s attorney general says the collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts can’t be sold to pay off any of the city’s debt during a municipal bankruptcy.