Now that Detroit museum has been saved, go see it

December 17, 2014 9:11 PM

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In the end, what saved Detroit's art museum from being sold off painting by painting was a legal pad covered in doodles.

The Detroit Institute of Arts has been owned by the city since 1919, when Detroit was "rolling in dough," as museum director Graham Beal put it. But in 2013, with the city's bankruptcy looming, the art collection was eyed as an asset worth hundreds of millions — money that could bail out the pension...

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