Art May 2020
Remaking the Met?
A response to “How to Save America’s Biggest Museums—A Manifesto,” by Holland Cotter.
The hefty several kilos at which The New York Times weighs in every Sunday continues to be a source of amusement and occasional distress, its six-dollar cost provoking mostly the latter. More distressing still is the realization that the paper’s editorial board is now totally committed to political engagement. This has been the wind’s direction for years, but now even the various “non-news” departments (Travel, Business, etc.) have been fatally contaminated. Heretofore, these segments imparted interesting, original, and even amusing insights. More recently, no subject has remained immune to being made “woke.” A particularly sad manifestation of this was a recent Arts & Leisure section that prominently featured and was almost entirely devoted to “How to Save America’s Biggest Museums—A Manifesto.” The title alone rings like a...
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