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Detroit Institute of Art

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-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...

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...

Detroit: There's Art at Its Heart

Bill Couzens | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit
Bill Couzens

In the last century, when Detroit's big thinkers first planted the "art" seeds that eventually grew into a world-class institution, could they ever have imagined, in their wildest dreams, a scenario like the LA Times chronicles?

How Best To Spend The Detroit Institute of Arts' 15 Minutes of Fame

Michael G. Bennett | Posted 10.23.2013 | Detroit
Michael G. Bennett

What could be more fitting than to use the DIA's collection to save the collection, to help save Detroit and to put politicians on notice that art matters?

Problems in Motown

Michael Kaiser | Posted 08.03.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The Emergency Mayor of Detroit is considering selling off a large portion of the collection of the Detroit Institute of Art to pay off the city's $15 billion debt. Kevyn Orr has said he is investigating whether the collection could be sold to help ease the city's burden of debt.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

LOOK: Stunning Photographs Of Detroit, Then And Now | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.20.2012 | Detroit

Photographers have been aiming their lens at Detroit for decades, and a new exhibit shows how artists have captured the city historically and today. ...

DIA Pleads For 10-Year Tax To Keep The Lights On

AP | DAVID RUNK | Posted 07.13.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- The Detroit Institute of Arts is working to persuade voters to authorize a tax to support the cultural institution, promising free admissio...

Michelle Obama Encourages Mentoring At Detroit Institute Of Arts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Michelle Obama toured the Detroit area today, urging mentoring as a way to inspire young people to succeed and continue their education. She spoke at ...

Two by Earth, Three by Fire: Detroit Revisited

Lester Sloan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lester Sloan

Ironically, it is still Detroit that gives the suburbs a sense of place and America a reason to hope.