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A Museum on the Verge: A Socioeconomic History of the Detroit Institute of Arts, 1882-2000

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The Detroit Institute of Arts is one of America's largest and oldest municipal art museums. However, even as the museum grew into a distinguished collection, there were threats of closure. The DIA has walked a financial tightrope since it opened just over a century ago, and was nearly closed by government funding cuts in the 1970s and 1990s. Now Jeffrey Abt tells how the D ...more
Hardcover, 315 pages
Published May 18th 2001 by Wayne State University Press
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This museum has been struggling since its inception in the late 19th century. It's a miracle it's not only still alive but still one of the best encyclopedic museums in this country and the world. Long may it last, Detroit.
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