Friday 6 June 2014

Another Update on Detroit

The bloggers of A&A have quite diligently followed the City of Detroit's bankruptcy case, and the implications that the case may have on the collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts.  Those entries are available here, here, and here.

However, in brighter news, the city celebrated Robocop Day on June 3, and Robocop threw out the first pitch at the Detroit Tigers' baseball game that evening.  Even more exciting, the city will have its own 10-foot-tall bronze statue of Robocop.  It all started in 2011 when a fan of the movie Tweeted at the mayor suggesting that Detroit ought to have such a sculpture (since Philadelphia has a Rocky sculpture), and the mayor Tweeted back that there were no plans for a Robocop sculpture.  A local non-profit called Imagination Station then took up the cause founding a Kickstarter campaign that raised over $50,000 for creation of the sculpture.  As the Detroit Free Press reports, the molds are presently being made to cast the statue in bronze.  Final ownership of the finished statue as well as its future site remain unclear.

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