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Highlights from my writings and broadcasts:

MY BOOK
The Complete Guide to Collecting Art (Knopf)
MAINSTREAM MEDIA
NY TIMES ARTS & LEISURE
Two Painters: So Alike, So Different (Caravaggio/Hals)
NY TIMES OP-EDS:
For Sale: Our Permanent Collection (museum deaccessions)
Fashion Victim (Chanel at the Met)
Destroying the Museum to Save It (Barnes Foundation)
Reassembling Sundered Antiquities (Parthenon marbles)
WALL STREET JOURNAL:
Clark Art Institute’s Expansion
9/11 Memorial Museum
Getty’s Jackson Pollock Restoration
Kimbell Art Museum’s New Piano Pavilion
A New Art Partnership (Kiefer at MASS MoCA)
Rewriting the History of Abstract Expressionism (Ossorio at Parrish)
Paul Singer Collection at Sackler Gallery
Arkell Museum at Canajoharie
William Matthew Prior at Fenimore
Native, North American, New
Becoming Jackson Pollock
Artifacts to Artworks
American Indian Installations
Morgan Library Renovation
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Expansion (designed by Rick Mather)
Crisis in Art Bibliography (Getty and BHA)
Profile of the Met’s Tom Campbell
Elevating American Indian Art (Nelson-Atkins)
Landesman Produces Controversy
New Modern Wing at Art Institute of Chicago
Michael Conforti Profile
Making Sales Look Stronger
Lee Krasner’s “Little Image “Paintings
Ando-Designed Stone Hill Center for Conservation and Clark Exhibitions
Los Angeles’ New Broad Museum of Contemporary Art
Philadelphia’s New Perelman Building
The Walton Effect: Art World Is Roiled by Wal-Mart Heiress
Tricks of the Auction Trade
The Seattle Art Museum: A Work in Progress
Upside Down and Backward, Yet Tame (Boston ICA)
Edith Wharton’s Library Is Now an Open Book
Extreme Makeover: Smithsonian Edition (American Art and Portrait Gallery renovation)
This Museum’s Expansion is Simply Effective (Minneapolis Institute)
Truth in Booty: Coming–and Staying–Clean (antiquities controversies)
A Betrayal of Trust (NY Public Library’s art sales)
The Lost Museum (MoMA’s art sales)
Endangered Species (single-collector jewel-box museums)
Money in Motion (the Guggenheim’s finances)
The Fine Art of Genocide? (appraisals of Hitler’s art)
National Museum of the American Indian
LA TIMES OP-EDS:
Make Art Loans, Not War
Museums Can’t Compete (public collecting endangered)
HUFFINGTON POST:
My columns for HuffPost Arts
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
Her Art Came First: Anne d’Harnoncourt’s Labor of Love
ART IN AMERICA:
[Note: The AiA links, alas, are no longer active.]
Refreshing the Smithsonian (the renovated SAAM and NPG)
The Atrium That Ate the Morgan (Renzo Piano’s addition)
Hot Pots and Potshots (controversies over museum antiquities)
Musings on Museums (book review of “Whose Muse?”)
NPR:
Detroit Institute of Arts’ “Grand Bargain”
Crystal Bridges controversies
Crystal Bridges Museum’s $800 Million (from American Public Media)
Smithsonian’s “Hide/Seek” Controversy
Sotheby’s Polaroid auction (at 1:20)
AAM’s Cultural Diplomacy Initiative
WQXR, NEW YORK CLASSICAL RADIO
Rising Ticket Prices
New Museum’s Dakis Joannou exhibition
Modernist Abstraction Exhibitions in NYC
NEW YORK PUBLIC RADIO:
Frank Lloyd Wright at MoMA
Preview of Downtown Whitney
James Turrell at the Guggenheim
NY State’s New Deaccessioning Rules
American Folk Art Museum sells building to MoMA
Art Deaccessioning: Right or Wrong?
Musical Diplomacy on “Soundcheck Smackdown”
Vermeer’s “Milkmaid” at the Met
Art in the Obama White House
Museum of Arts and Design Opens
New Met Director, Brian Lehrer Show
Tom Campbell Named Met Director
Whitney Museum’s Expansion
Fake Coptic Art at Brooklyn Museum
Spring ’08 Art Auctions
Should Veterans or Newcomers Lead Arts Organizations?
Murakami at Brooklyn Museum
Whitney Biennial
Guggenheim Director Steps Down
Philippe de Montebello’s Retirement
Fall ’07 Art Auctions
Metropolitan Museum’s “Age of Rembrandt” Show
Commentary on the Art Market
Tour of Sculpture Gardens, with Slideshow
Audio Commentary on the Met’s New Greek and Roman Galleries
Glenn Lowry’s Unorthodox Compensation Package
Commentary on Fall ’07 Art Market
PHILADELPHIA PUBLIC RADIO:
Philadelphia Museum’s “Gross Clinic” Deaccessions
Museums’ Purchase and Sale of Eakins’ Works (about one-third of the way into the program)
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’ sale of Eakins’ “The Cello Player”
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RADIO (KCRW)
Jeffrey Deitch’s departure from MOCA
More on the Future of MOCA
The Future of MOCA
Timothy Potts to Direct the Getty
Getty Museum’s antiquities scandals (at 22:38)
Getty Trust’s New President, James Cuno (at 12:10)
Getty and LA MOCA Directorship Controversies (at 44:30)
Reminiscences about James Wood (at 19:28)
ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO (KWMU)
Museums Face Financial Uncertainty
BBC-TV:
Impressionist/Modern Auction at Sotheby’s

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