As Detroit continues to work through its bankruptcy, the director of the Detroit Institute of Arts released a letter weighing in on the possible sale of museum’s collection.
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson supports the action taken Tuesday …
Is Detroit really for sale?
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?