Dodge http://michiganradio.org en A rare Spanish painting rediscovered in Michigan now on display at the DIA http://michiganradio.org/post/rare-spanish-painting-rediscovered-michigan-now-display-dia <p>A&nbsp;17th century&nbsp;painting recently discovered in suburban Detroit is now on display at the Detroit Institute of Arts.</p><p>DIA&nbsp;Executive Director of Collection Strategies and Information Salvador&nbsp;Salort-Pons&nbsp;spotted β€œThe Infant Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness,” a painting by Spanish artist&nbsp;Bartolome&nbsp;Esteban&nbsp;Murillo&nbsp;last year while lecturing at Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester.</p><p>The painting, which experts date to 1670, was purchased by Alfred and Matilda Wilson – the original owners of Meadow Brook Hall – in 1926. Matilda, the widow of Dodge co-founder John Francis Dodge, was a big art collector. She also co-founded the Oakland campus of Michigan State University, which is now Oakland University.</p><p>As part of a deal with OU,&nbsp;DIA&nbsp;conservators allowed art students at the university to get a rare glimpse of the entire conservation process. Though the museum often brings in high-school and college students, it's not often a group gets to watch a treatment from start to finish.</p><p>"Students were able to follow a full treatment and do this in more depth," Alfred Ackerman said, head of conservation at the museum.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 17:09:29 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 16348 at http://michiganradio.org A rare Spanish painting rediscovered in Michigan now on display at the DIA Dodge to withdraw from NASCAR racing in 2013 http://michiganradio.org/post/dodge-withdraw-nascar-racing-2013 <p>Dodge will withdraw from NASCAR competition at the conclusion of the 2012 season - this after its partner Penske Racing announced earlier this year that it had decided to switch to Ford Motor Company in 2013.</p><p>Chrysler&#39;s Ralph Gilles said the company &quot;couldn&#39;t make the pieces of the puzzle fit together&quot; in trying to find a new racing team that would&nbsp;maintain the level of competition Dodge wanted to maintain.</p><p>He didn&#39;t rule out re-entering NASCAR competition at a later time.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 19:52:34 +0000 Tracy Samilton 8581 at http://michiganradio.org Dodge to withdraw from NASCAR racing in 2013