The Detroit Institute of Arts' $100k summer spa treatment has begun. Restoration experts are giving the white marble facade a well-deserved bath, washing away a layer of grime accumulated since the DIA opened in 1927. More than just a cosmetic cleansing, the restoration will be fixing any broken stones or iffy mortar joints found on the facade. Even a pair of bronze sculptures (copies of Michelangelo's "Dying Slave" and Donatello's "St. George") are seeing attention in the form of a protective wax coating from Venus Bronze Works. Funded by a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the spa treatment will have the DIA looking radiant by fall.
· Detroit Institute of Arts Plans a (Well-Deserved) $100K Bath [Curbed]