An Open Letter to the Current Leadership at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA)

“Hope Deferred Maketh the Heart Sick,” by Thomas Cole, 1828 / from the collections of the DIA

Dear Mr. Salort-Pons, Mr. Gargaro, DIA board members, and DIA senior leadership,

It is with great sadness that I write this letter to the leaders of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), but I cannot watch what is happening to an institution I have long loved and remain silent any longer. My intention in making it an open letter…