Tuesday, January 25, 2011

"Don’t let these treasures become assets to a bank trying to recoup its losses on an unpaid debt."

Paddy Johnson notes that the Jersey City Museum remains closed. She puts out a call for "Jersey City’s Eli Broad," a "wealthy benefactor out there willing to donate $600,000 to save an entire institution."

That sure would be nice. But, failing that, where else might they come up with $600,000?

Hmmm. I just can't think of anything. I guess a "collection that not only contains art works by some of the city’s leading contemporary artists, but works dating back more than a century" will have to remain shuttered (or, possibly, as Paddy points out, used to pay the museum's debts).

If only there were some way to keep from closing.