Rivera Murals at the DIA Designated as a National Landmark

In a special announcement yesterday, the murals of Diego Rivera at the Detroit Institute of Arts have been designated as a national landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior as part of National Park Week — an annual event to honor “natural beauty and cultural heritage”.

The designation does not protect the artwork from a change in ownership, but it does provided other forms of assistance, including:

… states and local communities technical assistance, recognition, and funding to help preserve our national shared history…

From their announcement:

Rivera Murals Landmark Status

This may not give absolute protection to the murals, but it certainly will add a layer of federal bureaucracy that should give creditors pause before attempting to liquidate one of Michigan’s great cultural treasurers.

rivera mural

Some good news at long last — We’ll take it!

DSCN0444Amy Kerr Hardin

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