“Ask the donors to give you money to fund the DIA, I don’t think they planned it for raises and bonuses, I think they thought you could go out and buy more exhibits and bring art home,” Scott said.
Only $49,000 in taxpayer money will be used, with private donations covering the rest.
The director of the Detroit Institute of Arts, who worked to protect the museum’s collection during the city’s bankruptcy, plans to retire this year.
As the Detroit Institute of Arts continues to rely on a regional property tax to support its budget, the museum says six-figure salaries paid to its top executives are justified.
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson supports the action taken Tuesday …
Detroit Institute of Arts Director Graham Beals says there are false comparisons being made between the museum and pensioners.
Beal did not call back, and the DIA and the radio station were hit with calls asking why the British Beal hung up instead of answering the question. Beal’s answer? He didn’t.