Thursday, May 17, 2012

"A Museum, Reborn, Remains True to Its Old Self, Only Better"

Another one I couldn't resist linking to.  Roberta Smith on the new Barnes:

"[Barnes's] quirky institution is suddenly on the verge of becoming the prominent and influential national treasure that it has long deserved to be. It is also positioned to make an important contribution to the way we look at and think about art."

But ... but ... but .. THEFT!!! TRAGEDY!! BETRAYAL!

A sad day, of course, for the art police, the hand wringers, the hall monitors.  Why does anyway pay any attention to anything they have to say in the first place?