Detroit Institute of Arts

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The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) will give pay raises and bonuses to three of its top executives in recognition for their work securing the museum’s collection during the city of Detroit’s bankruptcy negotiations.

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Post image for Museum Plants Artworks in Detroit’s Community Gardens

DETROIT — It’s a quiet Sunday in Brightmoor, a northwest Detroit neighborhood that’s about as good an example as any of the city’s fall from grace — and its unofficial rebirth via urban agriculture, grassroots activism, and community-based intervention.

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Post image for Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Offer Dueling Accounts of Detroit’s Industrial Glory

DETROIT — The Detroit Institute of Arts’s major exhibition Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit closes on Sunday. This show was in the works for a decade, long before the city’s bankruptcy and the grand bargain, which shifted the ownership of the art from the city to the museum.

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Post image for “Abortion,” “Miscarriage,” or “Untitled”? A Frida Kahlo Lithograph’s Complicated History

DETROIT — Art may be open to interpretation, but when the work in question is a reflection of an artist’s life, historians and museums tend to present their interpretations as fact.

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Post image for Detroit Through the Eyes of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo

The period between April 1932 and March 1933, when artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo sojourned in Detroit, was a desperate time for the city.

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Post image for Judge Approves Historic Detroit Bankruptcy Plan, Protecting Its Museum

Judge Steven Rhodes approved Detroit’s bankruptcy plan today, allowing the city to move out of insolvency in the coming weeks and slowly towards financial independence. Rhodes called the plan “fair and feasible,” the Detroit Free Press reports, “providing the legal authority for the city to slash more than $7 billion in unsecured liabilities and reinvest $1.4 billion over 10 years in public services and blight removal.”

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A recent appraisal commissioned by Art Capital Group claims that the Detroit Institute of Arts collection is worth significantly more than previously found by both Christie’s and Artvest Partners, the two firms that had previously evaluated the collection in connection with the city of Detroit’s bankruptcy proceedings.

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Detroit’s civilian and police-and-fire retirees overwhelmingly voted to approve cuts to their benefits in connection with the city’s bankruptcy “grand bargain,” the Detroit Free Press reported.

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Post image for New Report Values Detroit Institute of Arts Collection at $4.6 Billion

A new valuation of the 66,000-item collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) has found it to be worth between $2.8 and $4.6 billion, the Detroit Free Press reported.

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Post image for Automakers Pledge $26 Million to Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Institute of Arts announced today that the city’s automakers will contribute $26 million to the museum’s $100 million share of a “grand bargain” fund destined to support municipal pensions.

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