Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Selective Bereavement Syndrome

Saralyn Reece Hardy, director of the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, Kansas, is "bereaved" because the Birger Sandzen museum in Lindsborg, Kansas sold a painting by Marsden Hartley.  "It's a loss," she says. "It's the reason we exist, to share our collections with the public and hold them there in good faith."

Funny how no one was bereaved over the dozens of works sold by other museums at auction last month.  I guess those museum do not exist to share those works with the public and hold them in good faith.