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As Works are Appraised, Oakland County Meets to Discuss Future of DIA Tax Deal

Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr is on record saying he has no plans to sell off any works from the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Still, they are assets that, like any during a bankruptcy, must be appraised. And, so, rumors continue to swirl.

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson created the County Art Authority last year to oversee ballot language for the successful D-I-A millage request. The Authority now facilitates the ongoing relationship between the D-I-A and the county. They've scheduled a special meeting next Tuesday.

Patterson tells WDET’s Travis Wright that if any of the money the museum collects from Oakland County is used to satisfy creditors, or if any of the art is sold, the tax deal is dead.