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Entries by Lee Rosenbaum from 07/2010

To BP or Not to BP? Should Art Museums Accept Polluted Sponsorship?

| Posted 07.12.2010 | Arts

Cultural institutions, which until now had relied on BP as a benevolent patron, are now faced with decisions about how to deal with the public-relations dilemmas posed by accepting support.

"Skin Fruit" Fallout: Seven Rules Museums Need to Avoid Perils of Single-Collector Shows

| Posted 07.15.2010 | Arts

This is the museum's show, not the collector's. The collector's knowledge and suggestions may be useful, but the museum's own professional experts must rule.

Matisse Matters: Subdued, Astringent "Radical Invention" Show

| Posted 07.19.2010 | Arts

"Matisse: Radical Invention," an ambitious but ultimately disappointing show has just opened (to Oct. 11) at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

The Gross Clinic's Startling Restoration: Before-and-After Photos of Eakins' Masterpiece

| Posted 07.30.2010 | Arts

Thomas Eakins' celebrated "The Gross Clinic" has just been returned to public view on Saturday after a startlingly transformative restoration overseen by Mark Tucker.