The Future of Art Museums
The Detroit Institute of Arts has been in dire trouble, being forced to sell its most valuable and iconic art, to pay Detroit’s debt.
Finally, wealthy patrons, large companies and foundations have stepped up to fund the debt. I thank them many times over, for knowing what is truly valuable to Detroit, and to our country.
But local, state and federal governments have left the DIA to die. Not only is killing off a major cultural institution simply unfathomable, but it is one of Detroit’s last proudest achievements, It is degrading to this country to have government throw away such a major asset.
Hopefully the door is closed to this happening to other cultural institutions. We need to leave some beauty, knowledge and promise to our future generations.