On a muggy Thursday morning in late June, the Brooklyn Museum held a press preview for the exhibition “Vishnu: Hinduism’s Blue-Skinned Savior,” which features statues of vibrant, twisting figures frozen in combat.
The museum’s Asian Art curator, Joan Cummins, had just finished explaining to The Observer the exhibition’s organizing principal—the various Read More
Frank Gehry’s proposed stoop at Atlantic Yards is being called the “biggest stoop in Brooklyn.” But back when the Brooklyn Museum was completing its new facade, Director Arnold Lehman bragged about building “Brooklyn’s newest and largest ‘front stoop.’” (PDF) It was designed by Polshek Partnership.
What used to be called the Brooklyn Museum of Art has lately rechristened itself the Brooklyn Museum, presumably in the hope that its fortunes will improve if it’s no longer openly identified as an art institution. Whatever its name at the moment, it has long been an institution in search of a public. Elsewhere in Read More