Beleaguered Detroit Institute of Arts Gets $40 Million More in Aid

The New York Times’ Randy Kennedy reported that the W.K. Kellogg Foundation announced yesterday that it would be contributing $40 million toward the effort to save the Detroit Institute of Arts—in particular, to save its collection from being sold off by the city, which faces federal bankruptcy. The Kellogg Foundation’s contribution brings the total amount pledged by various foundations—including the Ford Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation—to $370 million. The money will also bring relief to city pensions. A statement released by the Kellogg Foundation described its donation as “an investment in Detroit, its children and families, and our shared future.”