Detroit Public Square: Readers' Choice
Best Art Museum
The Detroit Institute of Arts
Published: April 9, 2014
Before Detroit entered bankruptcy, perhaps high culture wasn’t on most minds across the country. But the prominence and recognition of the Detroit Institute of Arts has soared since then, as debate rages on if the museum’s priceless collection should be sold in a fire sale to appease creditors trying to suck every last dime out of Detroit’s coffers. It’s still worth mentioning, and helps the museum’s recognition locally, that residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties can visit the historic institution for free thanks to a millage passed by voters that supports the museum’s operating budget.