Cancel Culture Tries a Hit ’n’ Run at a Detroit Museum Director

Detroit Institute of Art (Photo courtesy Detroit Institute of Arts)
Anonymous charges of racism, sexism, and El Greco abuse

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE S omething stinks in the Motor City, and it’s not diesel fumes. Museum trustees love good news, but bad news? No one except a flagellant likes bad news, and trustees aren’t known for self-mortification with whips, chains, and tail pipes. Finger pointing? That’s a well-known trustee ritual, along with the chant “blame the director,” as trustees up the volume on the eight-track and drag out of town to an undisclosed location.

I don’t know what to make of what’s happening at the distinguished Detroit Institute of Art (DIA). Its director is in hot water. I have followed the story and still don’t

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