DIA chairman, wife to be honored Tuesday

The Detroit News

The Detroit Institute of Arts will honor Gene and Mary Anne Gargaro, DIA board chairman and his wife, with the museum's annual Lifetime Service Award at a tribute and dinner Tuesday in the Great Hall and Rivera Court.

The event is not open to the public. Gene, board chair for 12 years, became a familiar face to Metro Detroiters during the long bankruptcy saga, helping to clinch the Grand Bargain and steer the museum through some of the choppiest waters in its history.