One can hope that through special exhibitions and new acquisitions (it estimates that it averages one new acquisition a week), The Broad will discover, and embrace, its obligation to the public to truly represent the art of our time.
Although the artists often intersect one or more of the categories, they were loosely assigned to each to help illustrate how sexual identity, politics, internal experience and pleasures and pressures of domestic life are explored through their work.
This past Friday, I drove to Hamtramck, Michigan, a culturally diverse home to a lot of musicians and fine artists, and it is almost completely surrounded by Detroit. And then I was at my destination: Public Pool.
In 2010, the Whitney Biennial will, for the first time, be comprised by a majority of women artists. When asked why, curator Gary Carrion-Murayari said, "I didn't look for women artists. They were just in front of our eyes."