Monday, July 19, 2010

Another Sad Deaccessioning Story

The NYT's Randy Kennedy reports that Thomas Eakins's "Gross Clinic,' tragically deaccessioned a couple years ago by Thomas Jefferson University, has benefited from an "ambitious restoration effort" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. What's more, the newly restored work will go on view this week at the museum in a special exhibition entitled "An Eakins Masterpiece Restored: Seeing ‘The Gross Clinic’ Anew."

Will the horrors of deaccessioning never cease?