Features June 2017
Art in conversation
On museums as havens for culture.
Editors’ note: The following is an edited version of oral remarks delivered at The New Criterion’s gala on April 26, 2017 honoring Philippe de Montebello with the fifth Edmund Burke Award for Service to Culture and Society.
I’m reflecting today on a topic I have been discussing with my students at the Institute of Fine Arts, which is “art in conversation.” If you’ve looked at any work of art, you know that...
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