The Detroit Art Review publishes online critical art reviews of metro Detroit galleries and museums weekly. The Detroit Art Review was born out of financial difficulties in and around the city of Detroit. Everyone remembers the grand bargain of 2014, which ended the city’s flirtation with selling some of its art collection to help with its Chapter 9 bankruptcy condition. By then, the newspapers had all but abandoned covering the arts in favor of focusing on politics, violence, and sports. That was 2014, and as it came to a close, a rebirth was afoot.
We called this new publication the Detroit Art Review. I started out as the sole contributor, but with each additional sponsor or two or three, we added a writer. At the end of year one, we were seeing about 300 page views a month.
Today we average around 50,000 a month and growing - from families, teachers, the interested arts community, and professional artists and organizations.
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- DAR operates on a limited sponsorship model, providing weekly free online art reviews to the community.
- The model works by performing a public service for the Detroit area arts community.
- The DAR digital archive begins with our first review in 2015 and every review that we have published can be accessed, which is especially helpful for re