NYT Reflects on Current State of Met Museum, Tenure of Thomas Campbell

March 2nd, 2017

Met, via NYTThe New York Times’s Holland Carter has a piece reflecting on the challenges faced by Thomas Campbell over the course of his tenure at the head of The Met, and the steps the museum may take moving forward after his departure.  “A new emphasis on contemporary art was reinforced by people who ran the museum itself,” he writes. “They made Mr. Campbell’s pursuit of the contemporary a condition of hiring. Did no one notice that any buying would be at the top of a bloated market? That a Jeff-Koons-whatever would cost more than [former director Philippe] de Montebello’s $45 million-plus Duccio, ‘Madonna and Child?'”

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