Art people make the art world turn. Here are some to consider:
The new Director of the Met is Max Hollein
. This isnt a surprise and it is a rare thing to not promote from within but it really had to happen. Can the museum regain its composure as a seat of expertise... a place where knowledge and experience is rewarded? Can the museum update itself without undermining its greatest strengths and integrity? It doesnt need to reinvent itself so much as reassert itself with tech. Most 1st tier museums really dont understand these things and dont have to but Hollein's predecessor opened pandora's box already. (*hint) All museums should be free of charge, especially with income inequality the way it is.
Richard Speer writes a touching memorial for author and Portland art collector Sandra Stone
. She showed up at so many openings and was always engaged and involved. I'll miss her.
Meet Mitchell Algus, art dealer... trailblazer
. Individuals who stick their necks out to create a climate of exceptional activity are rarely rewarded but they are crucial.
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