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Kate Abbey-Lambertz

This Is What Happens When Artists Take Over An Abandoned Building In Detroit | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.14.2014 | Arts

Imagine if a centuries-old shipwreck "crashed on the shores of a block in Detroit" and its doors opened to rooms upon rooms full of ornate details and...

Automakers Give Millions To Protect Detroit Art

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 08.09.2014 | Arts

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors, Ford and Chrysler are driving into Detroit's bankruptcy reorganization by pledging $26 million to help support retire...

If You Thought Detroit's Art Was Finally Safe, You Were Very Wrong

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 04.14.2014 | Arts

Detroit doesn't have much these days, but it does have its masterpieces. Now, one of the city's biggest creditors says the city needs to sell its a...

Detroit Keeps It's Art... Can I?

Roger Wright | Posted 03.17.2014 | Arts
Roger Wright

My old tin lantern has got to be worth some money. After all, it was in a museum.

Detroit Art Museum Gets Major Gift To Help Save Collection

AP | Posted 03.15.2014 | Arts

DETROIT (AP) — National and local foundations have committed more than $330 million toward Detroit's pensions to stave off the possible sale of city...

This 1970s Museum Ad Is Cheesy Perfection

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.27.2013 | Arts

Bad lip-syncing, cheesy poses and costumes, clumsily choreographed dancing and a silly jingle: this 1976 video for the Detroit Institute of Arts has a...

Detroit-Owned Van Gogh Portrait Valued At $150 Million

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 12.20.2013 | Arts

DETROIT (AP) — The fair market values of some of the most popular pieces in the Detroit Institute of Arts — including Bruegel the Elder's "The Wed...

Christie's Says Detroit Art Is Worth Up To $867 Million

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 12.18.2013 | Arts

DETROIT (AP) — Christie's auction house has completed its final report on the value of about 2,800 city-owned pieces in the Detroit Institute of Art...

Former Professor Offers $5 Million To Help Protect Detroit's Art

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 12.06.2013 | Arts

DETROIT (AP) — A former Detroit university professor is pledging $5 million, hoping it will spark a wildfire of private financial support to protect...

Here's How Much Detroit's Art Is Actually Worth

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.04.2013 | Arts

The works in the Detroit Institute of Arts collection owned by the city have a value between $450 and $870 million, according to a preliminary valuati...

Fate Of Art Uncertain In Bankrupt Detroit

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts

Detroit's unprecedented bankruptcy is bound to have long-lasting implications for residents, creditors and other cities. But after Detroit was found e...

This Art Museum Is Going To Look A Little Different

AP | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 10.06.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT -- DETROIT (AP) — The 128-year-old Detroit Institute of Arts has gained a reputation as a home for some of the world's most hallowed masterp...

Help Celebrate A Day For Detroit's Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.15.2013 | Arts

A group of over 20 art bloggers have rallied together today to proclaim August 14, 2013 "A Day For Detroit." The collaborative effort aims to raise aw...

Christie's Appraisal Will Determine Fate Of Detroit Art

Reuters | Posted 10.08.2013 | Detroit

By Joseph Lichterman DETROIT, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Detroit is sorting through the Detroit Institute of Arts' collection to see what it co...

Cash-Strapped City Could Sell Off Museum's Collection

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.24.2013 | Detroit

In Detroit, a city on the brink of bankruptcy, any money-making idea is considered, no matter how wild. That's why the seeming unlikely possibility...

It's An Important Day In The History Of The DIA

Posted 04.29.2013 | Detroit

The first foundation for one of our city's most elegant and graceful ladies was laid 89 years ago today. The cornerstone of the Detroit Institute o...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

The Little Museum That Could: New Show At Kunsthalle Detroit | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.21.2011 | Detroit

Kunsthalle Detroit, a museum founded just this year in Woodbridge, is gearing up for its second show, "Light Fiction," opening Friday, Nov. 18. The...