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Entries by Lee Rosenbaum from 01/2011

Met's Rediscovered Velázquez: "Philip IV" Falls Flat

| Posted 01.05.2011 | Arts

When is a rediscovered monumental royal portrait by a highly celebrated old master nothing to get very excited about? When it's dead on arrival.

Form Foils Function: Eli Broad's New Museum in LA

| Posted 01.14.2011 | Arts

What would you say if I told you that I was about to build a new art museum with gallery walls that could not be hung with art and a skylit exhibition space that would be used to display light-sensitive works?

'Hide/Seek' Interview: Smithsonian Secretary Clough 'Can Do the Math' (But Miscalculates)

| Posted 01.20.2011 | Arts

How did Clough analyze the potential damage from the political, cultural and religious firestorm that erupted over his order to remove one work from the National Portrait Gallery's provocative, gay-themed "Hide/Seek" exhibition?

State of the Arts: Why Culture Matters for Obamanomics

| Posted 01.26.2011 | Arts

At a time of alarming uncivil discourse, the role of art as a force for civilization and civility should make funding for the humanities more worthy of public funding than ever before.