Detroit's emergency manager says an art museum would have been irreparably harmed if the city had tried to sell art to get out of bankruptcy.
Kevyn Orr testified a third day Friday, this time taking questions from Judge Steven Rhodes. The judge is holding a trial to determine if Detroit's plan to exit bankruptcy is fair and feasible.
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The Detroit Institute of Arts holds many pieces that were acquired by the city. But no art will be sold as part of a deal that protects the museum and raises hundreds of millions of dollars for city pensioners.
Orr says selling art would have been perilous for the museum, which relies on a three-county property tax and the goodwill of powerful donors.