Who Foots the Bill?

There are literally hundreds of new museums nationwide that didn’t exist forty years ago.  Museums have never attracted greater crowds nor have they held more flexible hours to accommodate an increasingly dynamic public. They’ve made themselves places of social gathering with the introduction of music, film, and fine dining. So what’s the problem? Corporate support has all but evaporated. Government aid remains modest at best (and compared to many European cities, infinitesimal – sadly … [Read more...]

Stephanie Barron

Stephanie Barron is senior curator and head of modern art at LACMA. Among the many groundbreaking and award winning exhibitions she has curated are “Degenerate Art “: The Fate of the Avant-Garde in Nazi Germany (1991); Exiles and Émigrés- The Flight of European Artists from Hitler (1997); Made in California 1900-2000: Art, Image and Identity (2000); and Art of Two Germanys/Cold War Cultures (2009). She has been decorated twice by the German Government. … [Read more...]