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In an Incredible Philanthropic Move, $330 Million Promised to Save DIA’s Collection

by Corinna Kirsch on January 13, 2014
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With the backing of an entire consortium of foundations and federal mediators, DIA proposes a way to help out Detroit without selling its collection.

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Art Museums Might Become More Diverse, Thanks to the Mellon Foundation

by Corinna Kirsch on January 6, 2014
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Are art museums far too white? Well, yes.

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Christie’s to the Detroit Institute of Arts: Here’s How to Make Money

by Corinna Kirsch on December 19, 2013
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This week Christie’s released a report that tells the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) how to help cover the city’s $18 billion debt.

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A Fierce Court Case Over the New York Public Library

by Whitney Kimball on December 19, 2013
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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.

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You, Too, Can Have Mark Rothko’s Bloody Socks

by Whitney Kimball and Will Brand on December 7, 2013
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We heard it at last night’s Hyperallergic party, and it’s true! Now diehard fans of artist tragedy have their own T-shirt, of sorts.

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Report From Art Basel: A Frenzied Race to Move Monotonous Art

by Corinna Kirsch and Whitney Kimball on December 5, 2013
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With sales of perennial brands moving faster than ever, Art Basel Miami Beach offers more of the same.

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Domino’s Defenders Propose Art Spaces, Not Condos

by Whitney Kimball on November 26, 2013
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New ideas for old spaces.

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Delays Push Back Deadline for Christie’s Appraisal of the Detroit Institute of Arts Collection

by Corinna Kirsch on November 22, 2013
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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.

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Free Cooper Union Releases Previously Classified Board Documents

by Corinna Kirsch on November 19, 2013
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Free Cooper Union is going all Wikileaks on Cooper Union’s board.

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