Video: The fight to defend the Detroit Institute of Arts
23 September 2013
Kevyn Orr, the emergency manager over the city of Detroit, has announced plans to sell off works of the Detroit Institute of Arts as part of the city’s bankruptcy proceedings. Christie’s has already been hired to appraise the priceless works in preparation for their sale.
In this video, leading figures in the campaign to defend the DIA speak about the historical significance of the museum, the political implications of the drive to sell its art, and the fight led by the Socialist Equality Party and International Youth and Students for Social Equality to organize workers in its defense.
Contribute to the fight for socialism in 2020
2019 has been a year of mass social upheaval. We need you to help the WSWS and ICFI make 2020 the year of international socialist revival. We must expand our work and our influence in the international working class. If you agree, donate today. Thank you.