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Recommended From Detroit: A Show About Artist Studios, Done Right

by Robin Dluzen on November 5, 2014
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It’s not a new idea to try and recreate the artist’s studio inside the gallery. “Material Affair,” though, fortunately proves that the idea can be carried out in a way that doesn’t fetishize the artistic process. “Material Affair” presents the artist’s studio not as a clichéd, Joyce Pensato-style, paint-splattered sanctuary, but alternately as a workshop, a storage facility, and a place of compiling and categorizing that contemporary, multidisciplinary artists will certainly find true to life.

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Committing to the Difficult Option: Donors Give $26.8 Million to DIA

by Henry Kaye on July 16, 2014
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There’s been talk about two of Detroit’s options to pay off its retiree pensions, one difficult and one ugly.

This Wednesday, in a demonstration that there is still an ample supply of good in the world, donors have shown their commitment to the difficult option instead of resigning to the ugly one.

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