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(Detroit Free Press)   Detroit Institute of Arts gets out its begging cup and solicits donations to prevent sale of artwork. Goal is $500 million dollars to establish a trust fund. Link to donate near bottom of article   (freep.com) divider line 8
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2013-12-07 02:28:32 PM
Sorry- I refuse to donate to any organization that uses spray paint by vandals then call's it "art".
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2013-12-07 02:47:44 PM
Detroit has better uses for half a billion than art. You could probably bulldoze the entire city for half that.
 
2013-12-07 03:57:26 PM

jbc: Detroit has better uses for half a billion than art. You could probably bulldoze the entire city for half that.


Or feed and house starving people.  Or give everyone a grant and a bus ticket to somewhere with more opportunity.
 
2013-12-07 07:15:00 PM

Trailltrader: Sorry- I refuse to donate to any organization that uses spray paint by vandals then call's it "art".


In contrast to the fine literary stylings you have given us here.
 
2013-12-07 09:08:37 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: jbc: Detroit has better uses for half a billion than art. You could probably bulldoze the entire city for half that.

Or feed and house starving people.  Or give everyone a grant and a bus ticket to somewhere with more opportunity.


these are the upper class citizens of the city that support the arts. the ones that endow the museum and work to make public funds allocated to purchase art that they can't neccesarly afford themselves.

But, the city is bankrupt now, and this art work, rembrants picassos and what not are liquid assets owned by the city, and should be sold to pay off their debts. it sucks, but that artwork doesn' belong to the fancy people of the art institute, it belongs to the people.
or at least it did until the place went belly up.
 
2013-12-07 09:25:46 PM
Well I hope it works. The DIA is one of the few attractions still left in the city.
 
2013-12-08 01:07:26 AM
Why would I do that when I can buy any one or more of their crappy artworks for far less than even a fraction of that total?
 
2013-12-08 11:12:50 AM
Fark needs a "Delusional" tag
 
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