8/15/2013

#DayDetroit

Betye Saar Beyond Midnight
What a gorgeous piece. I have never heard of Betye Saar but I am glad I did. Sorry we had to meet under such horrid circumstances. The Detroit Institute of Arts owns you, but your future life there is threatened due to financial issues. Detroit is dear to my little old heart. I lived there for a time when I was a young 5th grader. It was a great city, but it really got hit hard in recent times.
Posting this to help the cause. What are you doing? Do something.


the scoop from MAN is...
"In an effort to spotlight the collections at the Detroit Institute of Arts that would be lost if the threatened sale of art in collections at the DIA are sold, all day long Modern Art Notes and many other sites will be spotlight art at the DIA. I’ll be featuring roughly an artwork an hour for the next ten hours. I hope this will help  spotlight both the collection at the DIA and the access we have to Detroit’s art. I think that the more people think about what’s at the DIA, the more concerned they’ll be about what could happen there.
How can you help support the DIA? Share artwork here on MAN and at other sites with your friends. If you live in Michigan, tell your elected officials that the future of Detroit is important to you and that you don’t support a fire sale of the city’s future. Best of all: Join me in becoming a member of the Detroit Institute of Arts.
To read more about what we’re doing here, check out these stories in the Detroit Free Press and in the Detroit News.
Sites participating in today’s action include:
I hope other websites, critics, art museums and more will join us throughout the day in spotlight art at the DIA. (And please email me at tylergreendc -at- yahoo.com if you do!)
Participate on Twitter by sharing one of our posts or by tweeting your own favorite from the collections at the DIA by using the hashtag #DayDetroit!

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