Past Event

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Art for Sale? Bankruptcy and the Detroit Institute of Arts

The City of Detroit filed for bankruptcy protection in July 2013, putting the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), owned by the city, at possible risk. Would the sale of the art be legal, let alone wise or moral; would it put more than a dent in the city's debt? Join us as the current director of the DIA, two former museum directors, and a legal advisor to the DIA address the issues surrounding this alarming situation.

Q & A and Reception Follow Talks

Event Speaker(s)

Graham W. J. Beal
Director, President & CEO, Detroit Institute of Arts
Richard Levin
, Partner & Head of Restructuring Practice, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Frank Robinson, Retired Director, Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University; Rhode Island School of Design; and Williams College Museum of Art
Samuel Sachs II, President, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation; Former Director, Detroit Institute of Arts; Member, Board of Directors, IFAR