Detroit Institute of Art Receives $5 Million, Renames Ancient Middle East Gallery


MICHIGAM---The Detroit Institute of Art announced Tuesday that its newly renovated Ancient Middle East gallery is also receiving a new name. The gallery will host the name of the late philanthropist William Davidson in recognition of a $5 million gift made by his foundation. The museum plans to reserve a section of the gallery for displaying early glass production in the region of the Middle East as a tribute to Davidson’s company, Guardian Industries, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of architectural and automotive glass. (Davidson also owned the Detroit Pistons and the Tampa Bay Lightning.)[link]