Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The VMFA repulsively produced an economic impact of $30 million for the state of Virginia

From a show on loan -- I'm sorry, did I say "loan"?  I meant "rent."  It's very important that we use that word when loan fees are paid.  Very important.  Especially when the Rose is involved -- from the the Musée National Picasso in Paris.  The Richmond Times-Dispatch has the details.

So what happened was:

Lots of people got to see a bunch of great art that they otherwise wouldn't have had a chance to see.

The local economy got a boost.

And the lending (sorry: "renting") museum, which was closed for renovations anyway, got some cash.

It's all so repulsive and icky.  And it probably violates some donor intent, if you look hard enough.  Well, maybe not donor intent, but someone's intent.  I'm sure there's someone out there whose intention is that museums not make these repulsive, icky, commercial arrangements that benefit everyone and harm no one.

So there.