In the Globe
Post #871 • September 18, 2006, 8:13 AM • 23 Comments
This past weekend the Globe featured a piece by Dusko Petrovich, a painter and critic based in Cambridge. On the occasion of the imminent but undetermined opening date of the new Institute for Contemporary Art here in Boston, it examined with laudable astuteness what happens when the museums get into the contemporary art business, and I do mean business. My Miami readers will find many parallels to apply to their situation. Tyler Green recently referred to Miami as "the most fascinating museum city in America." By "fascinating," I believe he means "inexplicable."
Also, Ken Johnson debuted in the paper as staff on Friday, reviewing an animal-themed summer show at the DeCordova. The word around the opening at the Mills Gallery suggested that criticism of this severity had not been at the paper for a long time, although it seemed pretty gentle to me.