The decision by the city of Detroit to file for bankruptcy has brought attention to the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) and stirred debate over whether city-owned property, including the collections of the museum, can or should be liquidated.
Giovanni Bellini, Madonna and Child, 1509. DIA: City of Detroit Purchase, 28.115
Maso di Banco, Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saints, Crucifixion, and Nativity, ca. 1335-50. DIA: City of Detroit Purchase, 24.41