Updates on Detroit Institute of Arts situation:
Julia Halperin and Helen Stoilas report in The Art Newspaper that the Detroit Institute of Arts amends its donor policy to protect future gifts. The DIA bought Tintoretto’s ceiling (pictured),using city funds, on the condition that it never leave the museum building, a stipulation that will hopefully withstand the ongoing appraisal of works acquired by the city.
James Cuno, president and chief executive of the J. Paul Getty Trust, writes on the moral implications of selling Detroit’s art collection to help the bankrupt city.
Petitions continue to gain support but still need signatures: Save the DIA; Petition to Emergency Manager on Change.org; MoveOn.org’s Make the Detroit Institute of Arts a National Monument.