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Detroit Institute of Arts

art museum in Detroit, Michigan

  • The Detroit Institute of Arts
  • Detroit Museum of Art
  • DIA

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The museum’s German-born director, Wilhelm R. Valentiner, who led the institution from 1924 to 1945, spent his summers collecting in Europe and spotted the painting in a gallery in London in June of 1930. Telegrams flew across the Atlantic between Valentiner and the Arts Commission, a board appointed by the city of Detroit to oversee the museum, leading to the negotiation of a purchase price of nearly $38,000 covered by municipal funds. (English)
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1945 Edgar P. Richardson succeeds Valentiner as director.1960 The DIA encloses open garden court in the midst of the European galleries with a glass pyramidal roof, creating the Kresge Court.1962 Willis F. Woods succeeds Richardson as director.From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20071106/ENT05/711060400#ixzz1wlAxGXzd (English)
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42°21'33.912"N, 83°3'52.474"W
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Woodward Avenue (English)
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+1 (313) 833-7900
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The Detroit Institute of Arts, also criticized in the new WJRO report for going to court over Van Gogh’s “The Diggers,” had a similar case. Museum director Graham Beal says the museum spent 18 months and $500,000 to research the painting and determined that it was sold, in 1938, for fair market value and not under duress. The family making the claim disagreed. The museum, Beal says, was forced to file suit based on the statute of limitations. (English)
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Detroit Institute of Arts
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