In New York, history gets remade quietly. That’s, to some extent, the nature of the city—whether it means the overnight formation of an arts district, or waking up one morning to hear that millions of books have been removed from the New York Public Library, as it happened one night back in March.
The wait continues for the Detroit Institute of Arts. As early as June of this year, Christie’s auction house was hired—for $200,000—to evaluate the monetary value of works in the museum’s collection. Though the procedure was meant to be wrapped up by October or November, the finalization of the auction house’s report will not be released until mid-December. According to the Detroit Free Press, the auction house has two more visits scheduled at the museum, on December 9 and 10.