All over the country, there are art museums that solely focus on bringing interesting new shows with an appreciable concept to a wide audience. This… is the concept of an art museum, and so it might seem odd that I’m saying it like a novelty, but in this particular epoch of the Information Age, art museums have struggled to “stay relevant,” pushing innovation to capitalize on visitors’ increasing affinity for “experiences.” Installations are proverbially “in,” and anything that can be shared online in a tasteful way will be hailed as a success. That isn’t to say that bigger museums have abandoned their purpose, we can still see an excellent show at the Met or MoMA, but the old model of curating…

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