06/12/2012 09:39 am ET Updated Jun 10, 2013

ArtPlace Gives Budding Detroit Project, Venerable DIA Grants Totaling More Than $500,000

By Mark Stryker

One of Detroit's most venerable arts institutions and one of the city's burgeoning grassroots arts projects have received grants totaling more than $500,000 from ArtPlace, a national coalition of foundations, banks and federal agencies.

To be announced today, the grants include $268,500 to the Detroit Institute of Arts for a Cultural Living Room Project that promises to enlist local design firms to help the museum rethink some of its indoor and outdoor spaces.

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