Are Museums Facing An Identity Crisis?

Museums were originally intended to narrow the gap between art and the common man. Are they losing that focus?

For a number of years, many museum boards have hired high-profile architects to design the space to show art. Architects have seen this as proof of architecture's growing cultural relevance. Others have seen this process as pushing art into the background, and see that the "definition of the art museum's function" is more "elusive than ever."

Thanks to Gwenn Hilburn

Full Story: Art For Architecture's Sake

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