Bouncing blogger Regina Hackett

Regina Hackett, the longtime art critic at the Seattle P-I, which recently laid off all but twenty staffers and ceased publishing a print edition, has joined Lee Rosenbaum (CultureGrrl) over at Arts Journal, the daily digest of arts news and commentary. Hackett and Arts Journal’s editor Douglas McLennan used to work together when he was … read more… “Bouncing blogger Regina Hackett”

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IMHO: Arts and Minds

In the October issue of The American Prospect, you can find my essay on the new State Department/ American Association of Museums collaboration. “The United States government wants to enlist members of the art community to help win ‘hearts and minds.’ This fall, the American Association of Museums will award almost $700,000 — half of … read more… “IMHO: Arts and Minds”

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Rembrandt and pals stir unlikely controversy in Gotham

“The Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Painting in the Metropolitan Museum of Art,” organized by Walter Liedtke, Curator in the Metropolitan Museum’s Department of European Paintings. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY. Through Jan. 6, 2008. In a wacky installation that reminds me of the time my ex-husband rearranged my books according to size, the … read more… “Rembrandt and pals stir unlikely controversy in Gotham”

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SAM slam

Lee Rosenbaum Lee Rosenbaum reports today in the Wall Street Journal: “Most museums expand to make room for their existing permanent collections. The Seattle Art Museum expanded, to 268,000 from 150,000 square feet, so that it could persuade local donors to augment its permanent collection, in time for its 75th anniversary next year. That campaign, … read more… “SAM slam”

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