Public School Teacher Leaves $1.7 Million to Detroit Institute of Arts

Here's a nice thing amid the usual ocean of bad news: A public school art teacher who volunteered at the Detroit Institute of Arts shocked the museum by leaving it $1.7 million in her will—money that no one knew she had. From the Detroit Free Press:

The DIA announced today that Verdow, who died in 2014 at the age of 86, has given the museum a bequest of $1.71 million. Verdow stipulated that $1.26 million be used to buy contemporary art paintings and sculpture, while $450,000 be...

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