How To Fix The Met Museum? Millepied, Muhly, And Cheech Marin (Among Others) Weigh In

A range of Met-ophiles – artists and archaeologists, chefs and curators, designers and D.J.s, playwrights and performers – offer their own ideas and expectations for how a new director can rethink the world’s greatest museum for a new century. Some of these suggestions are bold, others more whimsical, but all of them come from people […]

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How Did Contemporary Art Get To Be Blockbuster Art?

In this environment, with museum directors under pressure to boost attendance, Holbein loses out to Damien Hirst, Manet to Christian Marclay, Braque to Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Klee to Jeff Koons. Even museums whose collections extend back to the ancients are stressing contemporary art. In the past few years, some museum directors and fundraisers have told […]

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