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Virginia Postrel

Hey, Matisse, How About a Time Share in Atlanta?

There is, however, a way Detroit could raise money and share its art with other cities without relinquishing its treasures altogether: a time share.

Detroiters are up in arms at the suggestion in my column today that the treasures in the Detroit Institute of Arts might be better off in museums in younger, growing cities. They have completely understandable parochial interests -- and local pride -- at stake. But they also have bankruptcy staring them in the face.

There is, however, a way Detroit could raise money and share its art with other cities without relinquishing its treasures altogether: a time share.