Sunday, July 16
Fixing the Met: Art Lovers Speak
"... O.K., finding a new director for the Metropolitan Museum of Art will take more than a LinkedIn posting — but the hunt is on for a successor to Thomas P. Campbell, whose resignation last winter added a kink to the Met’s tangle of troubles. Attendance, at seven million, is at a high. Exhibitions are some of the finest anywhere. Yet as it approaches its 150th birthday, the museum lumbers under a nearly $15 million deficit; a planned new wing for modern and contemporary art has been deferred; and the Met’s optional admissions charge may be replaced with a mandatory entrance fee for out-of-towners. ..."