Detroit City Council transfers art…again

Detroit City Council transfers art…again

The Detroit City Council today approved the transfer of works from the Detroit Institute of Arts to a charitable trust – for a second time. The first Council action, earlier this month, was a resolution that said members “supported” transferring the art to a charitable trust.

But federal mediators reportedly said that was not enough.

Now Council has unanimously passed a resolution saying they “approve” the transfer.

Some Council Members say they still feel a bit queasy about placing the work in a trust, but they say that the most important thing is to get Detroit out of bankruptcy as quickly as possible. Transferring the art furthers that cause.