With its friendly and unintimidating vibe, FLAG is a great space to look at contemporary art. Its director and assistant directors aren't sealed away in back offices, but rather installed in public spaces that you can't help but stroll through.
Some galleries lost entire storage rooms, nearly all had some structural flood damage, and thousands of art works were subject to triage. The financial hardship was so deep that some galleries are still unsure if they will be able to reopen.
When people insist the Holocaust isn't a fit subject for any artist's undertaking, Kiefer, who attended the opening after refusing to come to this country while George W. Bush was in office, unequivocally gives the lie to the contention.