Museums

Why We Need Museums Now More Than Ever
An art critic and the Met's former director make the case for objects in the digital age
December 17, 2014

An art critic and the Met's former director make the case for objects in the digital age.

Cut-Out of the Artist as a Young Man
MoMA's new Matisse exhibition is the must-see museum show in New York this fall
November 01, 2014

The Met's new Matisse exhibition is the must-see museum show in New York this fall.

Curators as Kissingers: Can Museums Repair Diplomatic Relations?
October 17, 2014

Art can often reach places that politics cannot.

The National Women's History Museum Apparently Doesn't Much Care for Women's Historians
April 06, 2014

No actual historians are on staff—and that's led to some serious inaccuracies.

MoMA's Faux-Populist Expansion Makes it Look Like a Department Store
This is how you ruin a cultural institution
January 13, 2014

Once upon a time the Museum of Modern Art was a home away from home for anybody who cared about modern art. This is how you destroy a major cultural institution.

Crowdfunding Culture: Namaste, and Welcome to the Smithsonian
July 02, 2013

This Monday, the Smithsonian was scheduled to wrap up the biggest crowdfunding campaign ever undertaken by an American museum. The subject of the exhibition in question? Yoga.

Must-See Summer Art Shows
Three of New York's best
June 19, 2013

Three idiosyncratic exhibits at the Met, MoMA, and Neue Galerie