- In the Los Angeles Times, Mike Boehm’s latest story on MOCA’s firing of Paul Schimmel will make your jaw drop, will leave your head shaking and sadly reminds us that MOCA will be too irrelevant as long as the current regime rules the roost.
- Eli Broad’s op-eded spin is also a bad sign. Lots of odd notes here, but his mention of the Corcoran in the context of MOCA is, well, a bit flailing. To be clear: Scores of museums are in excellent financial shape. That two aren’t does not mean that the sector is “facing such severe financial deficits that [many museums] risk closure.” That two are indicates that those two have been mismanaged for years, not that there is a sector-wide problem. There is not.
- Sebastian Smee reviews MASS MoCA’s survey of Canadian contemporary art.
- Philip Kennicott considers the leadership at the University of Virginia and the Corcoran.
- Kennicott expounds on that post here: Also, one reason the Corcoran has never gotten past Mapplethorpe: It has consistently refused to publicly address and examine what it did.
- The Barnes Foundation: Not exactly liars, but close, too close.
Art-focused Journalism by Tyler Green
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July 9, 2012, 11:06 am