A Day for Detroit
As a volunteer at the Detroit Institute of Arts for 17 years, I am partial to the great collection we have and that we serve the public most everyday (minus Mondays). Yes, the art is mainly owned by the City of Detroit. This makes the bankruptcy proceedings scary.
So, I am taking some time out today as a Day for Detroit and more specifically, a day for the Detroit Institute of Arts. As an artist, I understand the significance of the DIA’s collection. It is vast and glorious! The treasures here at the DIA are for past generations, the present generations and all those generations that have yet to come yet. Its culturally diverse and it’s a catalog of the history of art from ancient art, medieval art, realism, impressionism, post-impressionism, modern, contemporary, prints, Asian, Islamic, African and a special place in my heart; photography.
These pieces should NEVER be sold to benefit the city in debt. It is a collection of Detroit for the people of Detroit. It is a collection of Michigan for the people of Michigan. It is a wonderful museum that has to be saved. That’s why I ask you to sign this petition… Make Detroit’s art accessible by all for generations to come…