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MOST RECENT BLOG POSTS

Contrarian Musings: Why Folk Art Museum's Building Should Not Be Saved (with slideshow) More beloved by architecture critics than art critics, Williams/Tsien building wasn't suited to its purpose. MoMA's never ending expansions....
CultureGrrl | 01/10/14@01:03PM

CultureGrrl | 01/08/14@01:35PM

CultureGrrl | 01/07/14@01:33PM

Afrofuturism Arrives, With Sun Ra! Black to the Future: Is it an art movement or a sociological phenomenon? Both. Patron saint, jazz giant Sun Ra...
Artopia | 01/07/14@01:13AM

West Wing Dramas: Cleveland Museum's Insubstantial Information and Creative Accounting Under-the-radar completion of Rafael Viñoly-designed expansion diverts $22.4 million (and counting) from acquisitions endowments. Fundraising shortfalls....
CultureGrrl | 01/05/14@01:31PM

The Year in CultureGrrl, 2013 Edition (and a request) My Top 20 Stories in 2013. (Do you wish me to continue in the New Year?)...
CultureGrrl | 01/02/14@01:52AM

Breaking Now Aaron Betsky Is Out At Cincinnati Art Museum, Leaving When Successor Is Appointed. No Word Of Next Job...
Real Clear Arts | 01/02/14@01:32AM

Cleveland Toasts New Wing New Year's Eve Marks Completion of Expansion, A Year of Accomplishments And Leadership Challenge...
Real Clear Arts | 01/01/14@01:46PM

Art Museums And Money A Few End Of the Year Thoughts About The Two Big Variables In Annual Budget-Making...
Real Clear Arts | 12/31/13@12:53AM

"Rembrandt"? Probably Not: Worcester Art Museum's Own Version of "American Hustle" National Gallery's Arthur Wheelock describes consensus among scholars that "the Worcester Rembrandt" isn't one. Will movie prompt truth-in-labeling?...
CultureGrrl | 12/30/13@12:44PM

Mutant remakes street dance Foot's take on the brilliant weird Brooklyn dancer Storyboard P...
foot in mouth | 12/30/13@12:06PM

Read This Book! Neil Harris Writes A Biography of J. Carter Brown, Who Changed The Culture Of Washington, D.C....
Real Clear Arts | 12/30/13@12:09PM

Dueling Estates $20 Million Fraud Case Filed By Calder's Heirs Against Dealer Klaus Perls Is Dismissed In NYS Supreme Court...
Real Clear Arts | 12/29/13@12:46AM

"Food For Thought" In Chicago Looking At Victuals' Pictures And Finding Commentary On Socioeconomic, Political And Artistic Issues...
Real Clear Arts | 12/26/13@12:35PM

Worcester Art Museum's "Fake" Rembrandt: "American Hustle" Cons the Audience UPDATED Nothing in this caustic, clever movie can be taken at face value. Still, labels in museum's galleries could dispel misconceptions....
CultureGrrl | 12/25/13@12:28PM

My NPR Soundbite on Detroit Institute of Arts' "Grand Bargain" Hear me now. And read my unaired comments on the false dichotomy of pensions vs. art, raised by another commentator....
CultureGrrl | 12/25/13@12:00AM

Guardian Exposé: Substandard Conditions Reportedly Persist for Some Abu Dhabi Construction Workers (plus Guggenheim's, TDIC's reactions) Gaps between promises and execution regarding workers' rights on Saadiyat Island museum projects. View the Guardian's disturbing video....
CultureGrrl | 12/24/13@12:01PM

Make Art, Not War: CultureGrrl Bumped Off (NPR) by AK-47 Rifle Life (and Public Radio) has its uncertainties. Kalashnikov remembrance bumps my Detroit Institute of Arts commentary to tomorrow morning (maybe)....
CultureGrrl | 12/24/13@12:18PM

Detroit Diatribe: My NPR Commentary Tomorrow on the Art Institute's Predicament If all goes according to plan, hear me tomorrow on "Morning Edition" (with others) discussing possible threats to museum's collection....
CultureGrrl | 12/23/13@12:18PM

Merry, Merry...To All It's That Time Of Year: Choosing A Glorious Nativity Scene To Showcase Here......
Real Clear Arts | 12/23/13@12:45AM

A New Seasonal Treasure -- UPDATED Art Institute Of Chicago Lands A Fine, Mid-18th Century Neopolitan Creche With Some 200 Figures...
Real Clear Arts | 12/21/13@12:22AM

Michigan Governor Suggests State Funds Could Go Towards Detroit Institute Rescue The fight to safeguard the museum's collection gains an important possible ally. Will state legislators and city's stakeholders agree?...
CultureGrrl | 12/20/13@12:24AM

Breakthrough For The DIA? Museum Issues Statement About "Potential State Support" From The Governor And Mediation Discussions...
Real Clear Arts | 12/20/13@12:07AM

What To Make Of Christie's Report Final Version, Released Today, Adds Little: Orr Still Needs To Lower His Sights, Public Still Misinformed...
Real Clear Arts | 12/19/13@12:20PM

Appraising the Appraisal: Christie's Sickening Potential Shopping List of Detroit Institute's Art Market value unknowable in this unprecedented context. Stomach-turning slideshow. What happens in Detroit might not stay in Detroit....
CultureGrrl | 12/19/13@12:58AM