Monday, April 07, 2008

"As a lot of people figure out, it's really complicated to run an art museum"

A couple of interesting articles toward the end of last week on the rise of private museums: Lauren Schuker in the Wall Street Journal ("The Firestorm Over Private Museums") and Kate Taylor in the New York Sun ("At Odds Over Art"). Eli Broad's recent announcement that he would not be leaving his art collection to LACMA seems to have prompted a lot of thinking by collectors about how best to dispose of their art collections.