Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Let the Wild Rumpus Begin!

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that "the University of Iowa has established an envisioning committee to consider options for the future of the UI Museum of Art, the university announced Tuesday."

Derek Fincham sums up the state of play: "So, we have a situation where it is not possible to return the works to the original, flood-prone museum; and paying for a new museum will be difficult."

And he has a thought: "One thing I think the committee should consider is selling a few of the works to another public institution, and using the funds raised to keep much of the art at UI."

How dare he! Perish the thought! Philistine! Repulsive! Stalinesque!

I have a headache already.