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June 9, 2006

TT: You get what you pay for

In my next "Sightings" column, to be published in Saturday's Wall Street Journal, I take a look at the Arnold Friedman retrospective currently on display at Hollis Taggart Galleries, along with several other recent museum-quality gallery shows. Why were these important exhibitions presented by commercial art galleries instead of major museums? Partly because America's great museums have become too money-conscious--and partly because their curators are locked into narrow-minded "narratives" of art history that leave no room for mold-breaking mavericks of genius.

To learn more, pick up a copy of tomorrow's Journal, where you'll find my column in the "Pursuits" section.

Posted June 9, 2006 12:00 PM

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