Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The plaintiffs said they filed the lawsuit against the Detroit museum after they were charged for an exhibit.
A Macomb County Circuit Court judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by five county residents against the Detroit Institute of Arts, according to court records. Plaintiffs Simon Haddad of Clinton Township, Leon Drolet of Macomb Township, Judy and Dennis Buchholtz of Warren and Philis DeSaele of Sterling Heights alleged in the lawsuit they were denied free admission Dec. 1 to the Faberge exhibit—which they contend violated terms of a tri-county millage. Judge John Foster's opinion, including the denial to amend their pleadings, means the case is closed, the Detroit Free Press reported. According to the Art Institute Service Agreement between the Macomb County Art Institute Authority and the DIA, the museum would provide "unlimited, …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The Detroit Institute of Arts named a Macomb man to its board of directors as part of an agreement following the August millage.
The Detroit Institute of Arts named Macomb's Donald Ritzenhein to its board as part of an agreement following the DIA’s successful millage in August. Ritzenhein was one of 11 members named to the Detroit Institute of Arts board of directors at its meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 14. In his day job, he is assistant vice president, academic human resources, and professor of communication at Eastern Michigan University. He was provost and vice president at Macomb Community College. He is also a former trustee of the Mount Clemens Community Schools Board of Education. In August, voters passed a 10-year tax of 0.2 mills to support the Detroit Institute of Arts. At 0.2 mills, a Macomb taxpayer owning a $200,000 home, with a taxable value of $100,…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
All Macomb County residents are welcome to apply for this appointment. The Macomb County Art Institute Authority will accept applications until 5 p.m., Sept. 28.
It may have been by less than 1 percent, but the Detroit Institute of Arts millage did pass in Macomb County, giving the Macomb County Art Institute Authority the power to nominate two voting members for the DIA's board of directors. Per the contract between the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Macomb County Art Institute Authority, the authority has the right to nominate two individuals for appointment by the DIA to its board. The authority is currently seeking interested applicants. Those wishing to apply need only be a Macomb County resident and a paying member of the DIA. If selected, the appointed residents would be required to attend the DIA board meetings held at 10:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday in February, May, July, September …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Here are some of the displays that residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county can now see for free at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
After tri-county voters passed the DIA millage in the election yesterday, the Detroit Insititue of Arts wants to make sure that residents get their money's worth. “When we announced that we would seek the millage, we pledged that if it were to pass we would provide free admission to residents of all three counties. We are immediately following through on that pledge," said Graham W. J. Beal, DIA director, in a press release. Tri-county voters approved a tax of 0.2 mills for the next 10 years to fund the arts authority, so admission is now free to residents of Oakland, Wayne and Macomb county residents. Here are some of the special exhibits that residents can see: A painting by Johannes Vermeer on loan from the National Gallery of Art in …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
State's beauty is found indoors, too.
Not all of Michigan's beautiful spots are found outside. Reader Albert "Bud" Waller shared this striking photo taken inside the Detroit Institute of Arts, another of Michigan's jewels. "I was at the DIA for the first time last spring and had my camera with me," the Rochester resident said. "I thought it was an interesting picture for my photo class at the OPC (Older Persons Commission) in Rochester." To email this photo, just look for the EMAIL button above the headline. To print this photo, see PRINT above. To add a photo, click on "add your photos" under the photo. Do you have a nominee for Michigan Postcard? Nominate it here or email it to email@example.com. Be sure to include the following details: More Michigan Postcards