Lobbyists for the Detroit Institute of Arts plan to continue seeking a buy-in from Gov. Rick Snyder on a proposal to stave off any effort to sell art work to satisfy part of Detroit's debt.
Chief Operating Officer Annmarie Erickson says Friday that the proposal is a "draft" and that DIA representatives already have been told it's a "political non-starter."
It calls for the state to give Detroit an unspecified amount of money over a number of years to cover up to $500 million museum officials say they've been told is needed to avert a sale of city-owned pieces.
Detroit's emergency manager filed for bankruptcy this summer. He has said creditors may seek to claim city assets.