Monday, March 28, 2016

Making Museums Moral Again

THE NEW YORK TIMES
By Holland Cotter
SHOUT, animation by Ale Pixel Studio
In the past, when people wondered how to live moral lives, they could look to the saints, or take their questions to church. Today, some of us might instead turn our attention to art and the institutions that house it. If museum officials begin to sense that visitors are becoming more involved in what the curators are saying and thinking, not just what they’re showing, maybe they will come to feel a more immediate stake in the preoccupations of audiences. They were still temples of art, repositories for the creative best that humanity had to offer. Few people see them that way anymore. [link]