Museum to get judge's sketch about Detroit's bankruptcy deal

DETROIT (AP) — A judge’s sketch on the back of a legal pad that was as an early vision of the so-called grand bargain to help resolve Detroit’s bankruptcy case will be kept at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

The Detroit Free Press reports  the sketch will be donated to the museum and U.S. District Court Chief Judge Gerald Rosen, Eastern District of Michigan, who served as lead mediator, is scheduled to be honored at a private April 10 museum event to enshrine his “historic doodle.”

The concept, which Rosen originally dubbed the “Art Trust,” evolved into the more than $800 million grand bargain that helped protect the museum’s collection from possible sale.

The newspaper says the museum has invited many involved in the bankruptcy case to attend the event. Detroit emerged from Chapter 9 in December.