VANITY FAIR Reports On The Secret Huge Shadow War Going On Between The MET & MoMA

by • January 8, 2015 • Art, Business, History, TravelComments (0)2769

Keeping a world-class museum fresh, vibrant, relevant — and full of cash — is no easy job.  And nowhere is this job more intense than at two of New York City’s biggest and most important museums — the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art.  In a terrific new report in VANITY FAIR, correspondent Bob Colacello uncovered the secret shadow war going on between these two institutions which are competing for the exact same art, prestige, and young trustee blood and money.  “[Colacello reports on the museums’ competing for] artworks, prestige, and young, moneyed trustees — ‘which in the museum world means anyone under 60,’ Colacello writes. As Picasso biographer John Richardson tells Colacello, ‘The Met is upwardly mobile at the moment and it’s doing everything it can to be more modern and more varied in what it has to offer, without vulgarizing things. And MoMA, an institution that I revere, is in a period of going slightly down in everybody’s estimation.’ “  You can read the full story at  (Photo courtesy of Fluidity Design).


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