Sell Detroit's Art, Save Detroit's People

Hamilton Nolan · 07/10/14 09:47AM

A new appraisal of the Detroit Institute of Art's collection values the works at up to $4.6 billion (though an actual sale would probably bring in slightly less than $1 billion). Would selling some of these works mean rejecting art? Not at all. It would mean embracing humanity.

Hamilton Nolan · 02/07/14 09:43AM

Piles of garbage, city services that don't work, inept local government, horrible financial mismanagement, exploitation by big banks, and now a looming bankruptcy: Naples is the Detroit of Italy. (They both have nice art museums, too!)